Degree course: 
Corso di Long single cycle degree (6 years) in School of Dentistry
Academic year when starting the degree: 
Academic year in which the course will be held: 
Second semester
Standard lectures hours: 

Pre-requisites are those provided by the bachelor's degree program.

Final Examination: 

Verification of learning consists of an oral test to assess the level of achievement of the training goals previously indicated. With questions pertaining to the lesson program and the insights suggested by the teacher, the level of knowledge and depth of the subject (50% of the final grade) is assessed and the ability to link and compare different aspects of the lessons (50% of the final vote).

Voto Finale

The course aims to provide the student with knowledge about the drugs used for local anesthesia and sedation procedures in dentistry, with the techniques of administration and the possible complications associated with them. The expected learning outcomes in terms of ability are to acquire an appropriate evaluation method for the choice of the drug and to perform the most appropriate anesthesia technique in relation to the dental treatment goal and clinical conditions of the individual patient.

The lesson contents are:
1) anatomy and physiology of dental pain (1 h);
2) clinical evaluation of comorbidities and risks related to dental surgery (2 h);
3) pharmacology of local anesthetics and vasoconstrictors (2 h);
4) tools for local anesthesia in dentistry (2 h);
5) locoregional anesthesia techniques (4 h);
6) conscious sedation techniques in dentistry (4 h);
7) prevention and treatment of postoperative pain and possible complications of local anesthesia (3 h).

- M.Chiaranda: Emergenze mediche nello studio odontoiatrico. 1° Ed. Piccin, 2018
- G. Manani, E. Facco, G. Zanette: Anestesia odontoiatrica ed emergenze. 3a Ed. Idelson-Gnocchi, 2011
- Other material provided by the teacher

The course consists of 18 hours of frontal lessons, featuring slide shows and multimedia tools, aimed at enabling students to acquire the expected learning outcomes in terms of knowledge and skills.

Receiving students by appointment by e-mail to