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Chairside Live Episode 156: Dr. Patel’s Patient-Approved Protocol


Dr. Paresh Patel joins us as a guest contributor, and he’s talking about his protocol for making injections less painful. Then, Megan is talking to the general manager of our All-Ceramics department about the precision and predictably we achieve with our BruxZir® Solid Zirconia crowns.

Chairside Live Episode 57: The Case of the Missing Bite Registration


In this episode, discover a revolutionary product that could change anesthesia for good, hear about a man who pulled a plane with his teeth, and watch the Case of the Week, as Dr. D explores a case from the Implant department that is missing one important thing.

Dr. DiTolla’s Clinical Tips – ‘Local Anesthesia for Dental Professionals, 2nd Edition’

Volume 10, Issue 1

The second edition of my favorite local anesthesia book has been released, and it has some great updates in it. It’s called “Local Anesthesia for Dental Professionals, 2nd Edition” and is written by Kathy Bassett, Arthur DiMarco and Doreen Naughton. If you recall, Kathy is the local anesthesia instructor who dropped by my operatory to […]

Four Common Mandibular Nerve Anomalies That Lead to Local Anesthesia Failures

Volume 9, Issue 2

Abstract Local anesthesia is essential in treating many dental and oral disorders. However, many types of anatomical anomalies are seen in the nervous system of the mandible that interfere with achieving local anesthesia. The authors describe four such anomalies, and offer ways to overcome them when trying to properly anesthetize affected patients. Effective local anesthesia […]

One-on-One with Dr. Michael DiTolla: Interview of Dr. John Harden

Volume 7, Issue 4

Dr. Michael DiTolla: In Chairside magazine, we haven’t had the opportunity to talk to someone who does a lot of hospital or sedation dentistry. Tell me a little bit about your background, especially what you did after dental school that led you to where you are today. Dr. John Harden: I graduated from the Medical […]

Dr. DiTolla’s Clinical Tips – Onpharma® Anesthetic Buffering System

Volume 7, Issue 4

After spending countless hours experimenting with the best way to give a painless injection, I got decently good at it; however, no matter how much topical anesthetic I used to keep patients from feeling the needle, they always felt the sting of the acidic local anesthetic (pH 3.9) as it went into the tissue. I […]

One-on-One with Dr. Michael DiTolla: Interview of Dr. James Dower

Volume 5, Issue 3

Dr. Michael DiTolla: Let me start off by saying that ever since you taught me local anesthesia when I was a dental student, it has been a really important focus in dentistry for me. I vividly remember giving my first injection in dental school; it was an infiltration over tooth #9, and I remember the […]

Dr. DiTolla’s Clinical Tips – Septocaine®

Volume 5, Issue 3

I love Septocaine® for my Rapid Anesthesia Technique; I am convinced that it works better than typical 2 percent lidocaine for this technique, which is detailed in video at glidewelldental.com. I heard Dr. Gordon Christensen endorse this anesthetic years ago and talk about how the absorption of the anesthetic was so good that it could […]

12 Alternatives to the Traditional Inferior Alveolar Nerve Block

Volume 5, Issue 1

Abstract In the case of the difficult-to-anesthetize patient, the inferior alveolar nerve can be particularly challenging. In those patients, other approaches may be necessary to achieve profound anesthesia. This article presents techniques that may be utilized in those efforts. The clinician can change his target slightly, or increase the dosage of anesthetic. Accessory innervation by […]

Creative Uses for Topical Anesthetic

Volume 4, Issue 3

I try to be as pain-free as possible in all aspects of dentistry. Once the patient and I know that we have profound pulpal anesthesia, we can relax. This helps me to do the best dentistry I can for that particular day. To achieve that type of profound anesthesia in a painless fashion is the […]

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