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Al Reader, D.D.S., M.S.


Dr. Reader currently serves as professor emeritus and program director of advanced endodontics at Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio. He was also a director of the American Board of Endodontics.

He has authored over 100 papers and abstracts, and presented over 80 lectures to societies and professional organizations. His research includes local anesthesia and endodontics. He received his D.D.S. and M.S. degrees and endodontic training from OSU.

Contact information

The Ohio State University
Advanced Endodontics, College of Dentistry
305 W. 12th Ave.
Columbus, OH 43210
Phone: 614-292-3596
Fax: 614-688-3608

Available Sessions

  • Success for Mandibular Anesthesia
    Topic: Pharmacology
    Learning Objectives:
    • Define why anesthesia fails so often in the mandible.
    • Identify the latest information on articaine.
    • Develop specific procedures, using intraosseous technologies, for insuring profound anesthesia.

    All dentists start treatment with the intention of having profound anesthesia, however, many patients experience pain during treatment. This program focuses on the successful management of pulpal pain using local anesthesia. Three important areas that will be examined are why anesthesia fails in mandibular teeth, the latest information on articaine and its use as a supplemental injection for mandibular molars, and how to integrate routine anesthesia with leading-edge intraosseous technologies. The objective is to consistently achieve profound anesthesia for your patients.

    One half-day lecture.


Dr. Reader has no proprietary, financial and/or personal interest pertaining to his presentation to disclose.

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