Mini Boards Reviews for the National + Local Anesthesia Dental Hygiene Boards.
Answer: (B.) Mepivacaine
Mepivacaine, articaine, prilocaine, lidocaine, and bupivacaine are amides.
3% mepivacaine plain is recommended for patients when vasoconstrictors are contraindicated and for shorter dental procedures.
Procaine, propoxycaine, and cocaine are esters.
NOTE: names of esters have one “i,” while names of amides contain two “i”s.
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