Evaluation of the Akinosi mandibular block technique in oral surgery

J Oral Maxillofac Surg. 1986 Feb;44(2):113-5. doi: 10.1016/0278-2391(86)90192-8.


The Akinosi mandibular block technique for administration of local anesthesia was compared with conventional nerve block techniques in patients undergoing the removal of impacted third molars using a within-subject experimental design. Success rates were equivalent, and both techniques resulted in acceptable quality of anesthesia. Buccal nerve anesthesia was achieved with the Akinosi technique in 80% of cases. The Akinosi technique appears to be a successful alternative to traditional mandibular block techniques for oral surgery.

MeSH terms

  • Anesthesia, Dental / methods*
  • Humans
  • Injections / methods
  • Lidocaine
  • Mandibular Nerve*
  • Molar, Third / surgery
  • Nerve Block / methods*
  • Tooth Extraction
  • Tooth, Impacted / surgery


  • Lidocaine