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Hinman Dental Meeting in Atlanta, GA

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This year our Dr. Patrica Blanton will be speaking at three lectures at The Hinman Dental Society’s annual Thomas P. Hinman Dental Meeting in Atlanta, GA from March 17-19. Here’s a description of her lectures this year.

Clinical Anatomy and Local Anesthesia – The Head Has a Body

Review once-familiar anatomical concepts. This course covers anatomical structures that are continuous  between the head and neck and of clinical concern. The fascial layers relative to spread of infection and the anatomy of the airway compromise will be covered. This program is designed to provide you with a visual concept of the continuity of anatomical structures between the head and neck with regard to concerns such as spread of infection. Renew your understanding of the anatomical basis of airway obstruction and foreign body enlodgment and learn how to apply this knowledge to avoid and/or manage such complications.

Date/Time: 3/17/2016   1:00 – 4:00 PM


Clinical Anatomy and Local Anesthesia – Your Patient’s Face

Take a new look at the structures that make up the face. Clinical situations such as retrograde venous flow, hematoma formation, sensory and motor nerve deficits, facial paralysis, and spread of infection will be discussed relative to facial structure. Gain an updated understanding of the trigeminal nerves and the facial nerves, which are the major sensory and motor nerves of the face. Improve your visual concept of the highly vascular nature of the human face and explore the anatomical relationships of the “face” to the depths of the head as well as the rest of the body.

Date/Time: 3/18/2016   8:30 – 11:30 AM


Clinical Anatomy and Local Anesthesia – The Key to Profound Anesthesia: Anatomy

To be sure that your anesthesia is profound, you must thoroughly master the complexities of the relevant anatomy. Enhance your safe and effective use of the maxillary and mandibular local anesthesia. Block injections, “inadequate anesthesia”, supplemental innervation” and “alternative routes” such as the Gow-Gates, Akinosi, intraosseous and intraligamentary routes will be detailed. Become thoroughly familiar with the anatomical complications of local anesthetic injections and how to avoid and manage them.

Date/Time: 3/18/2016   1:00 – 4:00 PM

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