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Facial Blocks

1 hour Audio and Power Point Presentation

Recorded September 24, 2015

This course will supply urgent care providers with a better understanding of when and how to give facial blocks and infiltrations. This course, in conjunction with the Dental Emergencies course, will allow providers to use local anesthesia for immediate pain relief.
Learning Objectives:
  • Identify when local anesthesia is necessary in the ugent care setting.
  • Compare and contrast the types of local anesthesia used for facial blocks.
  • Identify the technique for administering a maxillary infiltration.
  • Identify the landmarks for administering a mandible block (inferior alveolar nerve block).
  • Apply the use of facial anesthesia to properly treat dental emergencies in the urgent care setting.


Disclosures: The above faculty had no relevant financial relationships to disclose.

Faculty Bio:

Dr. MaryJo Marro- Tobin recieved her D.D.S. degree from State University of Buffalo School of Dental Medinice in 1996. Did a General Practice Residency Program at The Genesee Hospital, Rochester, NY General Practice Residency program Director Genesee Hospital and Rochester a General Hospital 1998-2005. Private Practice Canalside Dentistry , Pittsford, NY and Gilson & Tobin DDS 1998- present Member of the Seventh District Dental Society, Monroe County Dental Society and the American Dental Association.

Credit Information:

Designation Statement
The Urgent Care Association of America designates this enduring material activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. 

Accreditation Statement
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and Policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education. Credit for this course is good for 1 year after purchase.

Submitting for Credit:  

If you would like to submit for either of the credit above, once you complete the activity you must submit for credit you will need to complete the 5 question exam.  You must answer 3 out of 5 correctly to receive credit.  Your credit will be placed in your profile under Professional Development or click on "My Credits".  Email with questions.  

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