Injection failure not only causes unnecessary patient
discomfort and apprehension, it can also frustrate providers, as well. The
causes are varied; patient specific considerations, varied anatomical
modifications, and injection technique.
As a practicing clinician for over a decade, Katrina has never delivered an
Inferior Alveolar Nerve Block yet she consistently achieves successful
mandibular anesthesia. Learn how you can, too!
In this Dental Team Education course, Katrina Sanders, RDH, M.Ed.
guides participants through the common causes of injection failure, including
anatomical and physiological conditions. Explore techniques used in private
practice, including appropriate doses of anesthesia, anatomical and
In this course, you will:
• Review indications, relevant anatomy
and technique factors of common mandibular dental
• Identify the physiological and anatomical considerations
that may lead to inadequate mandibular anesthesia
• Develop critical thinking skills for troubleshooting mandibular local
• Gain strategies for addressing inadequate
mandibular local anesthesia during patient care