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Buffered lidocaine appears to have clinical benefits
October 16, 2017 -- A lower dose of buffered lidocaine may be more effective than a higher but nonbuffered dose of the local anesthetic, according to new research presented at the 2017 American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons meeting in San Francisco.  Discuss
Top 5 news stories from spring 2017
June 28, 2017 -- DrBicuspid.com takes a look back at the most-read news and clinical articles from spring 2017, as measured by page views. The most popular article was our coverage of the ADA creating a new licensing exam, followed by our list of the 10 largest dental service/support organizations in the U.S.  Discuss
Top 5 columns from spring 2017
June 28, 2017 -- DrBicuspid.com takes a look back at some of the most-read columns and practice management articles from spring, as measured by page views. These columns focus on a wide variety of topics, from legal cases to regional fee differences to popular columns by periodontist Alvin Danenberg, DDS.  Discuss
Second Opinion: Outpatient detoxification for opioid-addicted patients
June 15, 2017 -- While steps are needed to reduce the number of prescribed opioids in the U.S., what about those patients who may already be addicted and at risk? In this Second Opinion, Vikram Tarugu, MD, details a detoxification program that may be appropriate for your patients and your community.  Discuss
Legal Cases: Claimed nerve injury and trismus after mandibular block
June 12, 2017 -- A patient returns to your office just days after you performed a mandibular block. You refer the patient to an oral surgeon, then don't hear from the patient again. Until three months later and you are being served. In their latest Legal Cases series, William S. Spiegel and Dr. Marc R. Leffler document how they handled this case for their client and what you can do to try to prevent it from happening.  Discuss
Are nonnarcotic analgesics effective for post-op endo pain?
June 8, 2017 -- Some patients and dental practitioners favor the use of nonnarcotic analgesics or opioid alternatives for treating postoperative endodontic pain, but studies on their effectiveness for this indication have been conflicting. However, a new review suggests that nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) and acetaminophen are potent options.  Discuss
Opioid painkillers more common in low-income households
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May 26, 2017 -- Household income may determine whether a patient uses an opioid or nonopioid analgesic for dental pain, a new study has found. Participants from households making less than $15,000 per year were nearly twice as likely to take opioids than those from the highest income bracket.
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New product: Cetylite debuts mint anesthetic gel
May 16, 2017 -- Pharmaceutical manufacturer Cetylite plans to offer a new mint flavor for the company's topical anesthetic gel.  Discuss
New product: Parkell launches gel desensitizer
May 10, 2017 -- Dental supply manufacturer Parkell has introduced a new dentin desensitizer.  Discuss
Trump signs budget bill to increase NIH, CDC funding
May 5, 2017 -- U.S. President Donald Trump has signed a new budget bill that will increase funding for the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).  Discuss
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Second Opinion: Outpatient detoxification for opioid-addicted patients

While steps are needed to reduce the number of prescribed opioids in the U.S., what about those patients who may already be addicted and at risk? In this Second Opinion, Vikram Tarugu, MD, details a detoxification program that may be appropriate for your patients and your community. Read more.

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IV Moderate Sedation Training
Jan. 26 - Feb. 18, 2018
San Diego, California United States
ACLS for Dentists and Staff -- Medical Emergency Training
February 9, 2018
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Airway, Medical Emergency Management & Monitoring for Sedation in Dentistry
February 10, 2018
San Diego, California United States
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March 2-18, 2018
Charlotte, North Carolina United States
ACLS for Dentists and Staff -- Medical Emergency Training
March 9, 2018
Charlotte, North Carolina United States