Why do we use epinephrine in dentistry? Turns out it’s an essential ingredient in one of our most important “cocktails” that keep patients comfortable and relaxed, and make dental procedures easier to perform.
0:51 Why dentists use epinephrine
2:48 The downsides of epinephrine
4:44 Dilutions of epinephrine in dentistry
5:50 Endogenous epinephrine
7:47 Local anesthesia without epinephrine
9:15 When you really CAN’T use epinephrine
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About Dr. Pamela Maragliano-Muniz
Pamela Maragliano-Muniz, DMD, is the chief editor of Dental Economics. Based in Salem, Massachusetts, Dr. Maragliano-Muniz began her clinical career as a dental hygienist. She went on to attend Tufts University School of Dental Medicine, where she earned her doctorate in dental medicine. She then attended the University of California, Los Angeles, School of Dental Medicine, where she became board-certified in prosthodontics. Dr. Maragliano-Muniz owns a private practice, Salem Dental Arts, and lectures on a variety of clinical topics.
About Tom Viola, RPh, CCP
With more than 30 years’ experience as a board-certified pharmacist, clinical educator, professional speaker, and published author, Tom Viola, RPh, CCP, has earned the reputation as the go-to specialist for making pharmacology practical and useful for dental teams. He is the founder of Pharmacology Declassified and is a member of the faculty of more than 10 dental professional degree programs. Viola has contributed to several professional journals and pharmacology textbooks, and currently serves as a consultant to the American Dental Association’s Council on Scientific Affairs.
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