Department of Dental Anesthesiology: Publications

Journal Articles:

Hersh EV, Golubic S, Moore PA. Analgesic Update: Tapentadol Hydrochloride. Compend Dent Ed, 2010;31(8):594-599.

Oakley M, O’Donnell J, Moore PA, Martin J. The Rise in Prescription Drug Abuse: Raising Awareness in the Dental Community. Compendium 2011;32(6):14-21.

Denisco RC, Kenna GA, O’Neill MG, Kulich RJ, Moore PA, Kane WT, Mehta NR, Hersh EV, Katz NP.  Prevention of Prescription Opioid Abuse: The Role of the Dentist. J Am Dent Assoc, 2011;142:800-810.

Golubic S, Moore PA, Katz N, Kenna GA, Hersh EV. Opioid Prescribing in Dentistry: Trends, Ethical Considerations, and Diversion and Abuse Prevention. Inside Den, 2011; June: 50-60.

Hersh EV, Kane WT, O’Neil MG, Kenna GA, Katz NP, Golubic S, Moore PA. Prescribing Recommendations for the Treatment of Acute Pain in Dentistry. Compend Contin Education in Dent, 2011; 23:22-30.

Guggenheimer J, Moore PA.  The Therapeutic Applications of and Risks Associated with Acetaminophen Use: a Review and Update. J Am Dent Assoc 2011;142(1):38-44.

Boynes SG, Moore PA, Lewis CL, Zovko J, Close JM. Complications associated with anesthesia administration for dental treatment in a special needs clinic. Spec Care Dentist. 2010;30(1):3-7. 

Giovannitti JA. Total Intravenous Anesthesia: A Review. The Pulse (ADSA), 2010;43(2&3):4-6.

Giovannitti JA. University of Pittsburgh School of Dental

Medicine, Department of Anesthesiology Celebrates Sixty Years. The Pulse (ADSA), 2010;43(1):10-13.

Guggenheimer J, Moore PA.  The Patient with Asthma: Implications for Dental Practice. Compendium Continuing Education Dent 2009;30(4):2-8.

Abdulwahab MN, Boynes SG, Moore PA,  Seifikar S, Al-Jazzaf A, Alshuraida A, Zovko JG, Close JM.  The efficacy of six local anesthetic formulations used for posterior mandibular buccal infiltration anesthesia.  J Am Dent Assoc;2009.


Moore PA, Boynes S, Cuddy M, Giovannitti J, Zovko J. Educational Experiences and Preparedness in Dental Anesthesia: Five-Year Outcome Assessment and Conclusions.  J Dent Education 2009;73(12):1379-1384.

Hersh EV, Moore PA, Papas AS, Goodson JM, Navalta LA, Rogy S, Rutherford B, Yagiela. JA. The Soft Tissue Anesthesia Recovery Group.  Reversal of soft-tissue local anesthesia with phentolamine mesylate in adolescents and adults. JADA, Vol. 139;p.1080-1093;2008.

Moore, PA, Hersh, EV, Papas, AS, Goodson, JM, Yagiela, JA, Rutherford, B, Rogy, S, Navalta, LA.  Pharmacokinetics of Lidocaine With Epinephrine Following Local Anesthesia Reversal With Phentolamine Mesylate.  Anesthesia Progress 55:40-48;2008.

Jeske AH, Giovannitti JA, Peters-Halligan KA, Chen JW, Ryan MP. Enteral conscious sedation and emergency procedures for Texas dental practitioners. Texas Dental Journal. 2007;124:468-478.

Jeske AH, Giovannitti JA, Peters-Halligan KA, Chen JW, Ryan MP. Enteral conscious sedation and emergency procedures for Texas dental practitioners.  Texas Dental Journal. 2007;124:468-478.

Moore, PA, Doll, B, Delie, RA, Hersh, EV, Korostoff, J, Johnson, S, Goodson JM, Halem, S, Palys, M, Leonel, JS, Kozlowski, VA, Peterson, C, Hutcheson M.  Hemostatic and Anesthetic Efficacy of 4% Articaine HCI With 1:200,000 Epinephrine and 4% Acticaine HCI With 1:100,000 Epinephrine When Administered Intraorally for Periodontal Surgery. J Periodontol. 2007;78(2):247-253.

Moore, PA, Nahouraii, HS, Zovko, JG, Wisniewski, SR. Dental therapeutic practice patterns in the U.S.  I. Anesthesia and sedation. General Dentistry, 2006;54(2):92-98.

Moore, PA, Nahouraii, HS, Zovko, JG, Wisniewski, SR. Dental therapeutic practice patterns in the U.S.  II. Analgesics, corticosteroids, and antibiotics. General Dentistry, 2006;54(3):201-207.

Moore, PA, Hersh, EV. Common Medications Prescribed for Adolescent Dental Patients. The Dental Clinics of North America, 2006 50:139-149.

Dionne, RA, Yagiela, JA, Cote, CJ, Donaldson, M, Edwards, M, Greenblatt, DJ, Haas, D, Malviya, S, Milgrom, P, Moore, PA, Shampaine, G, Silverman, M, Williams, RL, Wilson, S. Balancing efficacy and safety in the use of oral sedation in dental outpatients. Journal of the American Dental Association. 2006;137:502-513.

Moore, PA, Boynes, SG, Hersh, EV, DeRossi, SS, Sollecito, TP, Goodson, JM, Leonel, JS, Floros, C, Peterson, C, Hutcheson, M.  Anesthetic Efficacy of 4% Articaine 1:200,000 Epinephrine:  Two Controlled Clinical Trials. The Journal of the American Dental Association, 2006.

Moore, PA, Guggenheimer J, Orchard T.  Burning Mouth Syndrome and Peripheral Neuropathy in Patients with Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus. Journal of Diabetes and Its Complications, 2006.

Moore, PA, Brar, P, Smiga, E, Costello, BJ. Preemptive Rofecoxib and Dexamethasone for Prevention of Pain and Trismus Following Third Molar Surgery.  Oral Surgery, Oral Medicine, Oral pathology, Oral Radiology, and Endodontology 99(2):E1-E7, 2005.


Books & Book Chapters:

Moore PA, Hersh EV, Boynes SG. Preface, In: Update of Dental Local Anesthesia. Moore PA, Hersh EV and Boynes SG editors. Dent Clin North Am, 2010;54:13-14.

Moore PA, Hersh EV. Local Anesthetics: Pharmacology and Toxicology. Dent Clin North Am, 2010;54:587-599.


Moore PA, Haas DA. Paresthesias in Dentistry. Dent Clin North Am, 2010; 54:715-730.

Speca SJ, Boynes SG, Cuddy MA. Allergic Reactions to Local Anesthesic Formulations. Dent Clin North Amer, 2010;54(4):655-64.

Sokolowski CJ, Giovannitti JA, Boynes SG. Needle phobia: etiology, adverse consequences, and patient management.  In:  Moore PA, Boynes SG, Hersh E, eds. Dental Clinics of North America: Update of Dental Local Anesthesia. 

Giovannitti JA, Moore PA.  Sedative-hypnotics, antianxiety drugs, and centrally acting muscle relaxants. In: Yagiela JA, Dowd FJ, Neidle EA, eds.  Pharmacology and Therapeutics for Dentistry, 6th Edition. St. Louis, MO: Mosby.

Rosenberg MB. Giovannitti JA, Phero JC. Neural Blockade of Oral and Circumoral Structures.  In: Cousins MJ, Bridenbaugh PO, eds. Neural Blockade in Clinical Anesthesia and Pain Medicine, Fourth Edition.  Philadelphia, PA: Lippincott, Williams and Wilkins; 2009: 426-442.


Other Abstracts and Publications:

Moore PA, Hersh EV. Oral Paresthesia (Letter to the Editor). J Am Dent Assoc, 2010;141(11):1300-1301.

Giovannitti JA. Pediatric Sedation in Dentisty.  CMF Hyperguide Office-Based Anesthesia Module. 2008. Available at:    


Lewis C, Boynes SG, Zovko J, Moore PA.  Complications occurring with anesthesia administration during dental treatment.  Abstract #1271, IADR 2008;Toronto.

Seifikar S, Abdulwahab M,  Al-Jazzaf A, Alshuraidah A, Lemak A, Boynes SG, Cuddy M, Giovannitti J, Zovko J, Moore PA.   Efficacy of six local anesthetic formulations following mandibular buccal infiltration.  Abstract #3319, IADR 2008;Toronto.

Abdulwahab M, Seifikar S, Al-Jazzaf A, Alshuraidah A, Lemak AL, Boynes SG, Cuddy M, Giovannitti J, Zovko J, Moore PA.  Efficacy and injection pain associated with mandibular buccal infiltration of local anesthetics.  American Dental Society of Anesthesiolgy Annual Meeting. May, 2008.  Abstract/Poster#003.

Lewis CL, Boynes SG, Zovko J, Moore PA.  Complications occurring during dental treatment with anesthesia administration American Dental Society of Anesthesiology Annual Meeting. May, 2008.  Abstract/Poster #002.

Moore P, Nahouraii H, Zovko J, Wisniewski S. Corticosteroid, Long-Acting Local Anesthetic, Antibiotic Use by US Oral Surgeons. J of Dent Res 84 (Spec Iss A):2393;2005.