Friday Lecture – “The Renaissance of Local Anesthesia”



Dr. Stanley Malamed

Stanley F. Malamed is a dentist anesthesiologist and emeritus professor of dentistry at the Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry, located in Los Angeles, California, USA.

In 1973, Professor Malamed joined the faculty of the University of Southern California School of Dentistry (now the Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry of U.S.C). Dr. Malamed retired from full-time teaching at the university in 2013.

Doctor Malamed has authored more than 170 scientific papers and 17 chapters in various medical and dental journals and textbooks in the areas of physical evaluation, emergency medicine, local anesthesia, sedation and general anesthesia.

In addition, Dr. Malamed is the author of three widely used textbooks, published by CV Mosby: Handbook of Medical Emergencies in the Dental Office (8th edition 2022); Handbook of Local Anesthesia (7th edition 2020); and Sedation – a guide to patient management (6th edition 2017) and two interactive DVD’s:
Emergency Medicine (3rd edition, 2018) and
Malamed’s Local Anesthetic Technique DVD (2004) (edition 2 – 2012). The textbooks have been translated into 22 foreign-language editions.

Saturday Lecture – “What every dentist needs to know about the management of TMD Disorders—the facts and the fantasies”


Dr. Jeffrey Okeson

Dr. Okeson is Professor and Dean of the University of Kentucky College of Dentistry. He founded in the College’s Orofacial Pain Program in 1977.

Dr. Okeson has more than 240 publications in the area of occlusion, TM disorders and orofacial pain in various national and international journals. The eight edition of Dr. Okeson’s textbook Management of Temporomandibular Disorders and Occlusion is published by Elsevier Publishers.

This text is used in most of the United States dental schools as well as in many other countries. It has been translated into twelve different foreign languages. In addition to this text, Dr. Okeson has authored the seventh edition of Bell’s Oral and Facial Pains which is published by Quintessence Publishing Company and widely used in orofacial pain programs throughout the world.

Dr. Okeson is an active member of many TMD and
orofacial pain organizations holding many offices and serving on numerous committees and boards. He is a past President of the American Academy of Orofacial Pain and former editor of the Academy’s Guidelines. He is a founding Diplomate of the American Board of Orofacial Pain and has serviced twice as President.

Dr. Okeson is a very sought after lecturer on the subject of TMD and orofacial pain and has presented more than 1300 invited lectures on the subject of TMD and orofacial pain in all 50 states and in 59 different countries.

He has received numerous teaching awards including “The International Dentist of the Year Award” from the Academy of Dentistry International. This is the highest award recognized by this Academy and was given to him in recognition of his worldwide efforts in providing education in the area of temporomandibular disorders and orofacial pain.


Friday, October 27, 2023
8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.


Local anesthesia forms the backbone of pain control techniques in contemporary dental practice. The subject of pain control in dentistry has recently undergone a renewal of interest, a renaissance of sorts. In this program Doctor Malamed will present an in-depth look at many aspects of this important area of daily dental practice. 

In the morning session, we will look at dentistry’s most important drugs – local anesthetics, reviewing the clinical differences amongst them and the significant advantages of dentistry’s newest local anesthetic – articaine. Buffering of local anesthetics and reversing local anesthesia are also discussed.

Local anesthetic systemic toxicity (LAST) (also known as ‘overdose’ will be discussed in the AM session as well.

The afternoon session looks at techniques, both maxillary and mandibular. Emphasis will be placed on the mandible as the traditional inferior alveolar nerve block (NB) has a depressing low success rate. Alternative approaches to effective mandibular anesthesia will be reviewed, including the Gow-Gates mandibular NB, PDL, Intraosseous anesthesia, the use of articaine by mandibular infiltration, and buffered local anesthetics.  The question to be answered is: “Is the Mandibular Block Passé?”



Saturday, October 28, 2023
8:00 a.m – 5:00 p.m.


Temporomandibular disorders (TMD) are a group of musculoskeletal disorders of the masticatory system. These disorders are common, and dentists are the primary care providers. Therefore, every dentist should have a sound understanding of TMD so that the most appropriate care will be selected for the patient. Often simple care can make big differences in the patient’s quality of life. This presentation will describe the present evidence that helps guide the clinician to best treatment for TMD. Attempts will be made to separate the facts from the fantasies in the area of TMD.

What You Will Learn:

  • To identify those pain disorders that will likely respond to your therapy from those that will not.
  • How to differentiate TMD from other sources of orofacial pain.
  • The relationship between occlusion and temporomandibular disorders.
  • The relationship between bruxism and muscle pain.
  • The most favorable orthopedically stable relationship between the occlusion and condylar position for orthodontic prosthodontic and therapy.
  • The appropriate use of occlusal appliance therapy for muscle pain and joint pain.
  • When an occlusal appliance reduces the patient’s TMD symptoms, what do you next?
  • When to consider referring the TMD patient to another health care provider.

When / Where:


Friday, October 27 & Saturday, October 28, 2023
Lecture will be held at the ESU #3 Facility
6949 S. 110th Street; LaVista, NE 68128

7:30 a.m…………………………………. Registration & breakfast
8:00 a.m…………………………………. Course Begins
12:00 – 1:00 p.m…………………….. Lunch Hour
1:00 p.m…………………………………. Course resumes
5:00 p.m…………………………………. Course adjourns

** Coffee breaks, breakfast and lunch will be provided.

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Please Mail Your Payment to: NAGD, 2244 Stockwell Street Lincoln, NE 68502 (made payable to the NAGD).

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Your registration can not be processed until payment is received. An email confirmation will be sent once we receive payment and registration is processed.

PLEASE NOTE: A $60 processing fee will be applied to all
persons requesting a refund (lecture only) or $100 processing
fee will be applied to all persons requesting a refund (2 days).
No refunds be issued after October 5, 2023.

Questions? Contact the NAGD Office at 402.438.2321 or email julieberger50@gmail.com

Course Fees

AGD Dentists: Friday – Dr. Malamed
(Register by August 1st and receive a $50 member only discount: $499.00)
AGD Dentists: Saturday – Dr. Okeson
(Register by August 1st and receive a $50 member only discount: $499.00)
Non-AGD Dentists: Friday only $799/day
Non-AGD Dentists: Saturday only
AGD Dentists: Both days
(Register by August 1st and receive a $100 member only discount: $999.00)
(Includes materials, meals. Lodging not included)
Non-AGD Dentist: Both days
(Includes materials, meals. Lodging not included)
Staff Member/Assistants/Hygienists$125
Dental Students $35/day
Lab Techs$125/day

Important Notes:

If you attend both days, you will receive 8 hrs. Lecture credit in subject code 340 & 8 hrs. Lecture credit in subject code 200. With protocol, 16 hrs. of participation credit in subject codes 340 & 200 can be earned by presenting a clinical homework assignment (protocol). These participation hours will be awarded after the completion of the clinical homework assignment in March (Iowa) or June (Nebraska) of 2023.
There is an additional fee of $600.
Don’t forget to take advantage of HUGE member only discounts if you register by August 1st!

Register by October 1st to avoid $50 late fee!

Embassy Suites in LaVista is a hotel within 10 minutes of the ESU #3 Facility. They are located at 12520 Westport Parkway, LaVista, NE 68128. There is NO block of rooms. You can make reservations online at Hilton.com and search for this location.

The AGD-Nebraska is designated as an Approved PACE Program Provider by the Academy of General Dentistry. The formal continuing education programs of this program provider are accepted by the AGD for Fellowship/ Mastership and membership maintenance credit. Approval does not imply acceptance by a state or provincial board of dentistry or AGD endorsement. The current term of approval extends from 1/1/2022 to 12/31/2024. Provider ID# 219313

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