Continuing Education

Advanced Techniques for Local Anesthesia

With Ken Reed DMD


Save yourself time and your patients undue anxiety!

Instructor: Ken Reed, DMD
Date: Friday, November 14, 2014
Time: 9:00 AM-5:00 PM
Credit: 7 Participation Credit Hours
Tuition: $595 Dentists/ $395 Hygienist
Location: OHSU/OAGD Continuing Dental Education Dept. 2730 SW Moody Ave, Portland, OR 97201

Dental professionals perform local anesthesia injections more often than most other health care professionals. This course will refine your skills and build your confidence in administering local anesthesia and improve your patient’s comfort and safety. In this course you will learn advanced skills of administering anesthetic that you can use right away!

During the didactic portion, the course reviews the pharmacology of different local anesthetic agents, choices for specific procedures, patient types and needle choices. During the clinical portion of the course we will review and perform the following advanced techniques: ASA nerve block, second division block, Akinosi, Gow-Gates and others depending on the needs and desires of the participants.



• Understand the differences between pKa and pH and how both affect local anesthetics

• Ensure proper selection of local anesthetics based on various dental procedures and patient types

• Discuss the significance of a drug’s half-life and understand how this information can be used in clinical decision-making

• Competently administer various types of injections


Speaker: Dr. Reed is a graduate of the OHSU School of Dentistry where he also received advanced training in anesthesia and completed a residency in periodontology. He is currently practicing periodontics in Tucson, AZ. He is a journal reviewer for General Dentistry, the journal of the AGD and Special Care in Dentistry, the journal of the Special Care Dentistry Association and the Journal of the American Dental Association (JADA).