This book, richly illustrated in full colour, is a comprehensive guide to the use of local anaesthesia in dentistry that will meet the needs of both students and dental practitioners. It provides the reader with ample background information on the origin of pain and the pharmacology of anaesthetics, and describes the anatomy of the trigeminal nerve in detail. Subsequent chapters cover key are as such as general practical aspects, local anesthaesia in the upper and the lower jaw, the use of local anaesthetics in children, local and systematic complications, and the prevention of side effects. Patients at particular risk of adverse effects are identified and attention drawn to significant legal aspects. This second edition has been completely revised, with more attention to safety, environment, and sterility. Additional injection techniques have been included, and a new chapter is devoted to microprocessor-assisted administration of anaesthetics. Throughout, care has been taken to ensure that the information is clearly presented and the text is easy to read.
J.A. Baart graduated in Dentistry from the Catholic University of Nijmegen, the Netherlands, in 1975 and then trained as an oral-maxillofacial surgeon at the Free University in Amsterdam. He has been a staff member of the Department of Oral-Maxillofacial Surgery, Free University Medical Center (VUmc) and the Academic Center for Dentistry Amsterdam (ACTA) since 1979. Dr. Baart has taught the dental students of ACTA the practical aspects of administration of local anesthetics for the past four decades. He is the author of 34 articles in international publications and editor of two Dutch textbooks on oral/oral and maxillofacial surgery.
H.S. Brand gained a Master's degree in Medical Biology in 1986 from the Free University in Amsterdam and a PhD from the University of Amsterdam in 1990. Since 1994 he has been Assistant Professor in the Department of Medical Dental Interaction and Department of Oral Biochemistry, Academic Center for Dentistry Amsterdam (ACTA), Amsterdam, the Netherlands. Since 1996, Dr. Brand has been teaching the "side effects of local anesthetics" and he coordinated the course "Introduction to local anesthesia" at ACTA for a number of years. He is the author of almost 100 international publications and editor-in-chief of Algemene Ziekteleer voor Tandheelkunde, a Dutch textbook on internal medicine for dentists now in its third edition (Bohn Stafleu van Loghum/Houte, the Netherlands).
Pain and Impulse Conduction.- Anatomy of the Trigeminal Nerve.- Pharmacology of Local Anesthetics.- General Practical Aspects.- Local Anesthesia in the Upper Jaw.- Local Anesthesia in the Lower Jaw.- Additional Anesthetic Techniques.- Microprocessor-Controlled Local Anesthesia.- Local Anesthesia in Children.- Local Complications.- Systemic Complications.- Patients at Risk.- Legal Aspects.