Local Anesthesia:

A Comprehensive Review of All We Take for Granted


SPEAKER: Robert Peskin, DDS

DATE: Wednesday, April 3rd – 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm


Robert Peskin, DDS

Dr. Robert M. Peskin is a graduate of Stony Brook University School of Dental Medicine. He subsequently completed General Practice and Dental Anesthesiology Residencies at Long Island Jewish Medical Center. Since 1983, he has maintained a private dental anesthesiology practice devoted primarily to the management of anxious, apprehensive, and special needs patients in Garden City. In addition, he provides in-office anesthesia for other dentists throughout New York State. Dr. Peskin is Clinical Associate Professor in the Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery’s Division of Hospital Dentistry at Stony Brook. He is a Diplomate of the American Dental Board of Anesthesiology and a Fellow of the Academy of General Dentistry and the American and International Colleges of Dentists. Dr. Peskin lectures dental students at the School of Dental Medicine at Stony Brook and nationally on a broad variety of continuing education anesthesia-related topics as well as on risk management.

Course Description:

This presentation provides an update and review of the essentials of local anesthesia pharmacology and administration. It will also include a discussion regarding some of the untoward reactions and interactions that can result from local anesthesia administration. In addition, strategies for administering local anesthesia will be developed including an in-depth review of the more recently introduced local anesthetic agents, delivery systems and reversal agents. The presentation will also include a detailed discussion about the use of buffering agents, that when added to local anesthetics, accelerate its onset of action.


• Upon completion, the participant will have a thorough understanding of the essentials of local anesthesia pharmacology

• Upon completion, the participant shall be able to make an optimal local anesthetic agent selection and dosing based upon the patient and the treatment being provided

• Upon completion, the participant will be able to understand some of the newer concepts regarding local anesthesia administration that can help facilitate optimal patient outcome

This course is graciously co-sponsored by