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Three Techniques for Mandibular Block Anesthesia

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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:

  1. Discuss the most frequent target for block anesthesia, and various approaches to achieving profound anesthesia in the mandible.
  2. Explain the advantages, disadvantages and challenges associated with the conventional inferior alveolar nerve block, as well as the Vazirani-Akinosi and Gow-Gates techniques.
  3. 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.

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