Update on Dental Topical Anesthetics
Professional familiarity with new dental topical anesthetic agents is a key element of safe, effective and comfortable care.
After reading this course, the participant should be able to:
- Describe common forms of dental topical anesthetics, and clinical considerations when using various formulations.
- Explain the role of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration in overseeing topical anesthetic agents.
- List some of the contraindications for various topical anesthetics used in dental settings.
This course was issued in the May 2019 issue and expires 5/31/22. The authors have no commercial conflicts of interest to disclose. This 2 credit hour self-study activity is electronically mediated.