DIGITAL INTRAOSSEOUS ANESTHESIA IN PEDIATRIC DENISTRY: “A GAME CHANGER”
Dr. Alp Abidin Atesci graduated from Baskent University Faculty of Dentistry in 2014 in Ankara, Turkey. Later, he started his PhD in the Department of Pediatric Dentistry at Ege University in 2014 and completed in 2019. He has been working in private practice since 2014 and has been working in his own clinic since 2021. His areas of interest are regenerative endodontic treatments, digital intraosseous anesthesia, vital pulp treatments, dental traumatology and pediatric zirconia crowns. He has publications in national and international peer-reviewed journals and also has served as a referee for national and international journals. He is an active member of Turkish Pedodontics Association.
Pain management is one of the most important factors for achieving a successful treatment in pediatric dentistry. Although conventional infiltration anesthesia is the most frequently used technique, it can be difficult for clinicians to administer in pediatric patients. Nowadays, with the advancement in technology and newly developed techniques, digital intraosseous anesthesia became a popular and useful anesthesia technique. With this technique, a more effective and less painful local anesthesia can be achieved in children. The aim of this presentation is to provide detailed information about the digital intraosseous anesthesia which can be a game changer for local anesthesia application in in pediatric dentistry.