Using buffered articaine offers several clinical advantages in dental pain management.
After reading this course, the participant should be able to:
- Describe the properties and pharmacokinetics that make articaine a viable local anesthetic in dental settings.
- Explain the concept and benefits of using buffered local anesthetics — and buffered articaine, in particular.
- Describe clinical modalities and best practices when using buffered anesthetic agents.
This course was issued in June 2022 and expires June 2025. The authors have no commercial conflicts of interest to disclose. This 2 credit hour self-study activity is electronically mediated.