Asma Khan, B.D.S., Ph.D.
Dr. Asma Khan is an Associate Professor at the School of Dentistry, UNC Chapel Hill. She graduated from dental school in India and obtained her PhD in Neuroscience from the University of Maryland. She completed a Clinical Research fellowship at the National Institutes of Health and a residency in Endodontics at the University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio. Her research interests include pain mechanisms and management as well as regenerative endodontics.
UT Health San Antonio
7703 Floyd Curl Dr., MC 7892
San Antonio, TX 78229-3900
Local Anesthesia and Pain Control in Endodontic Pain Patients
Topic: PharmacologyLearning Objectives:
- Differentiate between odontogenic and non-odontogenic orofacial pain
- Identify effective strategies for obtaining adequate local anesthesia
- Discuss the prevention and management of peri-operative pain
Effective local anesthesia is essential in the practice of dentistry. While local anesthesia is often easy to obtain, it can be challenging in patients presenting with acute odontogenic pain. This presentation reviews the fundamental mechanisms of odontogenic pain, the pharmacology of local anesthetics and discusses strategies for obtaining adequate pulpal anesthesia. Evidence –based approaches for managing intra- and post-operative pain in patients are discussed.
One half-day lecture.
Dr. Khan has no past or present proprietary, financial and/or personal interest to disclose.