Arthur C. DiMarco, DMD, is director and an affiliate assistant professor in the Regional Initiatives in Dental Education program at the University of Washington School of Dentistry in Spokane. He is also a professor of dental hygiene at Eastern Washington University in Cheney. DiMarco is a coauthor of the textbook Local Anesthesia for Dental Professionals. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
In addition to the conventional Halsted inferior alveolar nerve block and two well-known alternatives, this discussion will examine key features of other mandibular block techniques and short needle approaches.