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Asma Khan, B.D.S., Ph.D.


Dr. Asma Khan is a neuroscientist and endodontist. 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 the development of new diagnostic tools including Artificial Intelligence based applications to improve the practice of endodontics. She is passionate about improving the prevention and management of pain. 

Dr Khan serves her specialty in multiple ways. She has served on several committees of the American Association of Endodontists. She is a consultant to the American Dental Association. She serves on the Scientific Advisory board of the Journal of Endodontics and enjoys mentoring Endodontic residents and dental students.

Contact information

UT Health San Antonio
7703 Floyd Curl Dr., MC 7892
San Antonio, TX 78229-3900
Phone: 919-537-3389

Available Sessions

  • Local Anesthesia and Pain Control in Endodontic Pain Patients
    Learning 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.


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