Star of the North Meeting

Star of the North: April 27-29, 2023

Saint Paul RiverCentre

2023 Sessions

The Star of the North conference offers a wide range of professional development seminars that allow dental professionals to earn CE credits. Click on the buttons below for more detailed information about our speakers and sessions. You may also view our Schedule At A Glance for a more general overview.

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An Update on Local Anesthesia Pharmacology and Technique

April 28, 2022
8:30 am – 11:00 am
  • Alan W. Budenz, MS, D.D.S., MBA

This lecture is designed for anyone who wishes to expand their understanding of the newest pharmacologic agents and delivery techniques of local anesthesia. A wide range of techniques will be presented, including the Gow-Gates mandibular block and methods for addressing hot teeth situations. Alternative anesthesia modalities, including topical formulations, buffering and reversal agents, and more will be discussed. This course combines the latest innovations in local anesthesia with the best new techniques for delivery.

Learning Objectives:
1) Discuss the science behind new anesthetics and techniques that are now available in the dental marketplace.
2) How to apply the latest anesthetic agent technology to daily practice and describe new trends in achieving profound anesthesia from comfortable injections.
3) Alternative techniques for delivering local anesthetic agents to help solve those difficult anesthesia problems.
4) Safe dosage and usage of any of the anesthetic agents that are currently available in the dental office for adults and children.

Course Number: T2205

Recommended for

  • Dental Hygienists
  • Dental Therapist
  • Dentists
  • Student Dentists

About the speaker

Alan W. Budenz, MS, D.D.S., MBA

Dr. Budenz is a Professor in the Department of Biomedical Sciences and Vice Chair of Diagnostic Sciences at the University of the Pacific School of Dentistry in San Francisco, California. He has more than 35 years of general practice experience and lectures internationally on local anesthesia, anatomy, oral medicine and caries management.


Fundamental CE Credits 2.5
Elective CE Credits 0
DANB Credits 0
Core CE Credits 0
Core Topic N/A


Dentist Early Bird Fee $35.00
Staff Early Bird Fee $35.00
Dentist Regular Fee $45.00
Staff Regular Fee $45.00