This hybrid agent offers distinct benefits over other local anesthetic drugs.
After reading this course, the participant should be able to:
- Discuss articaine’s hybrid ester and amide formulation, and this agent’s prevalence in dental anesthesia.
- Explain clinical situations and patient populations suited for articaine administration, as well as the risk of paresthesia with these injections.
- Describe the benefits of articaine in the dental setting.
This course was issued in March 2022 and expires March 2025. The authors have no commercial conflicts of interest to disclose. This 2 credit hour self-study activity is electronically mediated.