Three Techniques for Mandibular Block Anesthesia
The conventional block, Vazirani-Akinosi block, and the Gow-Gates block can all be utilized to provide profound anesthesia in the mandible.
After reading this course, the participant should be able to:
- Discuss the most frequent target for block anesthesia, and various approaches to achieving profound anesthesia in the mandible.
- Explain the advantages, disadvantages and challenges associated with the conventional inferior alveolar nerve block, as well as the Vazirani-Akinosi and Gow-Gates techniques.
- Describe the nerve systems anesthetized with these methods.
This course was issued in December 2021 and expires December 2024. The author has no commercial conflicts of interest to disclose. This 2 credit hour self-study activity is electronically mediated.