Course Title

Predictable Local Anesthesia

Course Description

This course is designed to update the dentist and dental hygienists (as applicable to state board rules and regulations) on current, evidence-based local anesthetic techniques and agents, with an emphasis on managing failures of local anesthesia and selecting safe and effective supplemental methods to obtain profound local anesthesia of the adult dentition.


Upon completion of this course, the participant will:

  • Understand the scientific basis and the signs and symptoms of successful local anesthesia as well as failures of local anesthesia
  • Utilize high-level scientific evidence in the selection of specific local anesthetic agents for injectable and topical anesthesia of the adult teeth and soft tissues
  • Implement alternative techniques to supplement standard local anesthetic injections when indicated, based on current scientific evidence
  • Manage local anesthetic dosages to facilitate patient safety
  • Implement current recommendations of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry for the use of local anesthesia in children



About the Presenter(s)


Arthur H. Jeske, DMD, PhD, is associate dean for strategic planning and a professor in the Department of General Dentistry and Dental Public Health at The University of Texas School of Dentistry at Houston. He received his PhD in pharmacology and DMD from the Medical College of Georgia. He is a member of the American Dental Association, Texas Dental Association and Greater Houston Dental Society, and is a fellow of both the International and American Colleges of Dentistry. Dr. Jeske chaired the ADA's Council on Scientific Affairs in 2004 and has authored numerous articles on the use of drugs in dentistry. He is currently editor-in-chief of Mosby's Dental Drug Reference.



Credit Hours
132 Anesthesia and Pain Control Internet-based self study : Hour - 1

Contact Us
UTHealth School of Dentistry
PACE Center, Continuing Dental Education
7500 Cambridge St., Suite 6152
Houston, TX 77054

Ph: 713-486-4028
Fax: 713-486-4037



Registration Information

Paid Registration:


Registration & Cancellation Policy:
Full tuition must accompany each registration to ensure your registration for a course. Tuition is completely refundable if a course is cancelled by the PACE Center, Continuing Dental Education or if the registrant cancels more than 21 working days prior to the course date. Registrants who cancel 10-20 working days prior to the course date may apply the entire course tuition towards another course or receive refund of 50%. No refunds are given for cancellations made less than 5 working days prior to the course date, but tuition may be applied towards a future course. A $75 administrative fee will be charged for cancellations 10 working days prior to the course date. A set deadline is required for certain courses, no registrations or cancellations are accepted after the course set deadline. Please see the specific individual course for the set deadlines. 'No Shows' for a course will forfeit the full registration tuition. The PACE Center, Continuing Dental Education must receive all cancellations in writing prior to the course date for the appropriate refund and/or credit to be issued. The PACE Center, Continuing Dental Education cannot be held responsible for a non-refundable airline ticket in the event of a course cancellation.

How to use online module and receive CDE credits (powered by Oakstone Publishing)
  1. Upon registering for the online module you will receive an email with the link to direct you to the course.
  2. Clink the link in your email and log into Oakstone Publishing to begin the module.
  3. View the video titled Predictable Local Anesthesia in its entirety.
  4. Answer the accompanying post-test questions with a passing grade of 70% or greater.
  5. Upon completion of the video and post-test questions, you will be directed to an online survey to evaluate this module. The survey must be completed in order to receive the appropriate CDE credits.