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Handbook of Local Anesthesia, 5e [Paperback]

Stanley F. Malamed DDS
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June 23, 2004 0323024491 978-0323024495 5
Offering comprehensive coverage of a wide range of topics, this practical "how to" manual explores and teaches methods that enhance good local anesthesia practices, while alerting readers to specific hazards and errors in technique that may result in complications. Basic concepts for the safe and effective practice of local anesthesia in dentistry today are emphasized, along with the most current advances in science, technology, and pain control techniques.
  • Basic concepts for the safe and effective practice of local anesthesia in dentistry are emphasized.
  • Recent advances in science, technology, and pain control techniques are presented.
  • Clear instructions for administering local anesthetics are accompanied by high-quality photographs and drawings to enhance the reader's understanding.
  • Numerous boxes and tables are presented throughout to provide a quick reference and comparison of techniques, drugs, and dosages.
  • In-depth discussions are provided on the anesthetic agents used in dentistry, along with their clinical actions.
  • Dosage charts, injection techniques, information on duration of action, and contraindications for local anesthetics are included at the end of the book for quick reference.
  • Step-by-step procedures and instructions for administering local anesthetics are provided.
  • The proper care and handling of equipment are thoroughly covered, along with the problems that may be encountered.
  • Information is provided on the requirements for pain control and local anesthesia within various dental specialties that require particular attention.
  • Coverage includes electronic dental anesthesia and ultrasonics, as alternatives to the injection of drugs.
  • A chapter on Legal Considerations mentions foreseeable complications related to the administration of local anesthetics and discusses the standard of care with regard to appropriate prevention and treatment.
  • An all-new, full-color design includes vibrant illustrations and drawings.
  • Comprehensive information is provided on Articaine, a highly debated local anesthetic recently approved by the FDA, that is gaining widespread use in the United States.
  • Discussions of the armamentarium needed to succeed in local anesthesia delivery have been updated to reflect the latest available drugs and devices.
  • Updated instructions for administering the various techniques of intraoral anesthesia are presented in consistent, step-by-step procedures.
  • The New 2003 CDC Hand Hygiene Guidelines are provided to keep readers up to date on the latest standards of practice.

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About the Author

Stanley F. Malamed, DDS, Professor and Chair, Section of Anesthesia and Medicine, University of Southern California School of Dentistry, Los Angeles, CA

Product Details

  • Paperback: 336 pages
  • Publisher: Mosby; 5 edition (June 23, 2004)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0323024491
  • ISBN-13: 978-0323024495
  • Product Dimensions: 0.7 x 8.3 x 10.7 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.6 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (22 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #357,911 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Doctor Malamed was born and raised in the Bronx, New York, graduating from the New York University College of Dentistry in 1969. He then completed a dental internship and residency in anesthesiology at Montefiore Hospital and Medical Center in the Bronx, New York before serving for 2 years in the U.S. Army Dental Corps at Ft. Knox, Kentucky. In 1973, Doctor Malamed joined the faculty of the Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry of U.S.C., in Los Angeles, where today he is Professor of Anesthesia & Medicine. Dr. Malamed is a Diplomate of the American Dental Board of Anesthesiology, as well as a recipient of the Heidebrink Award [1996] from the American Dental Society of Anesthesiology and the Horace Wells Award from the International Federation of Dental Anesthesia Societies, 1997 (IFDAS).

Doctor Malamed has authored more than 145 scientific papers and 17 chapters in various medical and dental journals and textbooks in the areas of physical evaluation, emergency medicine, local anesthesia, sedation and general anesthesia. In addition, Dr. Malamed is the author of three widely used textbooks, published by CV Mosby: Handbook of Medical Emergencies in the Dental Office (6th edition 2007); Handbook of Local Anesthesia (5th edition 2004); and Sedation - a guide to patient management (5th edition 2010) and two interactive DVD's: Emergency Medicine (2nd edition, 2008) and Malamed's Local Anesthetic Technique DVD (2004)

In his spare time, Doctor Malamed is an avid runner, exercise enthusiast, and admits an addiction to the New York Times crossword puzzle, which he has done daily since his freshman year in dental school

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20 of 25 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Still the one for clinical use of local anesthesia! March 25, 1998
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The fourth edition now has second color for ease of reading.The technique portion has been expanded to include supplemental ones.Also expanded are the local and systemic complications. Questions concerning LA are also useful for both students and dental professionals. Very useful refernce text for my CE courses, as well when needing a refernce chairside when I have difficulities.
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Best book and DVD for my course August 26, 2005
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I will be soon training to administer local anesthesia in the dental office where I work as a periodontal co-therapist. This is the book that is required and with the DVD it is perfect for studying. I would recommend this for any dental hygienist in this type of program.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Dental update October 22, 2009
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This is a very thorough book for all clinicians. It explains the theory of anesthetic action, covers the various types of anesthetics - and their various formulations.
It describes various anesthetic techniques in excellent detail. The DVD is a great addition, to be able to see the techniques and anatomical landmarks. additionally, I found several new techniques that I have had good success with.
I recommend this book for the student, new clinician, as well as a valuable review for experienced clinicians
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent book. September 1, 2011
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This book really helped me out before I left for Peru on a dental mission trip. Our school taught us well but our notes were limited in pedo. I didnt realize we would only be working with children down there. So I was very happy I brought this book along for the trip. Very good descriptions and diagrams.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars excellent text November 11, 2006
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I believe this is an excellent review about this subject, especially for students. its graphics and pictures are very educational.
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6 of 8 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Personally, I don't like this book but... January 20, 2011
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I think this is one of the books that every dentist should have.

It's dry. I find reading this book to be duller than pulling teeth.
However, this covers a lot of the very basic information that I feel every dentist should know before an injection.

Personally, I hate this book with a passion, as my instructor (a hygienist) forced us to memorize various parts of the texts instead of understanding the anatomical foundation of the various nerve blocks. While I don't think that she knew as much as she claimed. The various contraindications, considerations with weight, and especially pediatric max dosages are very useful to know. Additionally, knowledge of the relative half-life of each anesthetic is a very useful thing to give to patients.

This book would be incomplete without a copy of Netter's Anatomy.
If you have a skull, it's even better.

There some areas where I think that Malamed is wrong, or at least gives incomplete information:
1. Pt's can DEFINITELY FEEL THE DIFFERENCE IN NEEDLE SIZE particularly in an IA block!
I've observed many different clinicians, specialists, and given quite a few injections. Pt's can feel the injection. That being said, his choice of a thicker needle is definitely validated by the reduced tendency of the needle to break (of course, I'd question why you'd break a needle while delivering an injection as a dentist. It's supposed to be gentle).
2. The entry of the inferior alveolar nerve is dictated by skeletal landmarks, not just dental.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Purchased for class August 20, 2013
By Wren
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Not my favorite subject but I purchased it for a weekend class/course that I was taking. I only wish that the clinical time was a lot longer.
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4.0 out of 5 stars very educational April 1, 2013
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I needed to buy this for my class....It is very detailed and helped me out tremendously!! I am sure my patients thank you as well.....
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5.0 out of 5 stars I love it
Nice book very useful
Published 11 days ago by JULIO MORENO
5.0 out of 5 stars This order met my expectations
The book was in great shape. It is neat and clean without worn edges or corners. The few marks that are in the book are very helpful as a study guide.
Published 9 months ago by Tim Hacker
2.0 out of 5 stars poor
not written for Dental Hygienists. Noticed a LA book for Dental Hygienists. Should have asked professor why he chose this over-written text.
Published 18 months ago by Terese Marks
5.0 out of 5 stars love it!
I received the product earlier than expected.. im happy to see that the book looks like brand new.. thank you so much for the fast and honest transaction! =)
Published on November 23, 2011 by mary
2.0 out of 5 stars Local anaesthetic text
I work in a dermatology clinic and wanted a text that deals with local anaesthetics in this type of clinic. Read more
Published on February 8, 2011 by Practice Nurse
5.0 out of 5 stars Great book!!
This book is very informative and the video has live demonstrations. This DVD is a great for beginners just learning and a nice tool for those in the industry who want a... Read more
Published on September 19, 2010 by Malee
5.0 out of 5 stars love it
had the book and sold it when I graduated college...silly me! had to buy it again for quick reference
Published on March 20, 2010 by T. Coleman
5.0 out of 5 stars Great review for Dental Hygienists
Stanley Malamed is superb in his instruction of local anesthesia in the dental office. The DVD is equally helpful.
Published on December 10, 2009 by Mandy K. Sweeten
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