What’s the difference between an ester and an amide?
In this week’s episode of Medical History Mysteries, Drs. Tom Viola and Pamela Maragliano-Muniz discuss how to distinguish between an ester and an amide. They also cover the advantages and disadvantages of each type of local anesthetic as they break down their chemical features.
Watch the video at this link.
Pamela Maragliano-Muniz, DMD, is the chief editor of DentistryIQ and editorial codirector of Through the Loupes. Based in Salem, Massachusetts, Dr. Maragliano-Muniz began her clinical career as a dental hygienist. She went on to attend Tufts University School of Dental Medicine, where she earned her doctorate in dental medicine. She then attended the University of California, Los Angeles, School of Dental Medicine, where she became board-certified in prosthodontics. Dr. Maragliano-Muniz owns a private practice, Salem Dental Arts, and lectures on a variety of clinical topics. You may contact her at [email protected].