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New CE courses tackle opioid misuse and HIV
June 30, 2016 -- Two presentations from the 2016 Connecticut State Dental Association (CSDA) annual meeting are now available as continuing education (CE) videos. Topics include opioid misuse and the HIV care continuum, and other CSDA presentations from previous years are also available.  Discuss
1 out of 5 adults shares opioid medication
June 22, 2016 -- One out of five adults has shared prescribed opioid medication with another person, according to a new study in JAMA Internal Medicine. Many study participants also didn't receive safe storage information from their provider or pharmacist.  Discuss
Legal Cases: Stroke following local anesthesia injection
May 5, 2016 -- A healthy 25-year-old woman rode her bicycle to an appointment for a lower molar filling. After injected anesthesia and a successful procedure, the patient rode her bike home. As William S. Spiegel and Dr. Marc R. Leffler document, what happened next is a reminder that even seemingly healthy patients may have underlying health issues.  Discuss
Calif. approves bill on pediatric sedation oversight
April 21, 2016 -- California lawmakers have approved a bill to increase oversight of pediatric sedation during dental procedures after a 6-year-old boy died while under general anesthesia for an extraction in 2015.  Discuss
AAE 2016: Studies evaluate pain control for endo treatments
April 12, 2016 -- SAN FRANCISCO - Studies evaluating and comparing various options for pain control and management for endodontic patients were presented at the 2016 American Association of Endodontists (AAE) annual meeting. Topics included comparisons of liposomal bupivacaine with conventional bupivacaine and new formulations of ibuprofen.  Discuss
AAE 2016: Study evaluates anesthetics for endo treatments
April 11, 2016 -- Researchers evaluated and compared various anesthetics for endodontic treatments, and they presented their findings at the 2016 American Association of Endodontists (AAE) meeting in San Francisco. Topics included comparisons of articaine and lidocaine and using supplemental intraseptal injections when nerve blocks fail.  Discuss
Second Opinion: Response to 'JAMA: Too many opioids prescribed for extractions'
April 7, 2016 -- In this Second Opinion, Dr. Paul A. Moore urges a deeper look at the data when it comes to opioid prescriptions and dentists. He notes that dentists and dental organizations have been working for years to combat this issue and that efforts to identify and alleviate prescription drug abuse are making strides against this issue.  Discuss
Bridgepoint Development buys Acteon
April 6, 2016 -- Bridgepoint Development Capital has acquired French dental products company Acteon.  Discuss
FTC sues opioid manufacturer, other pharma companies
March 31, 2016 -- The U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has filed a complaint in federal district court that alleges Endo Pharmaceuticals and other companies blocked consumers' access to lower-cost generic versions of two pain medications, including an opioid.  Discuss
FDA adds black box warning to prescription opioids
March 22, 2016 -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is requiring boxed warnings for immediate-release opioid pain medications. The warning emphasizes the risks of misuse, abuse, addiction, overdose, and death associated with the medications.  Discuss
Hot Topic
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.

Conferences
IV Moderate Sedation Training
January 26 - February 18
San Diego, California United States
ACLS for Dentists and Staff -- Medical Emergency Training
February 9
San Diego, California United States
IV Moderate Sedation Training Charlotte, NC
March 2-18
Charlotte, North Carolina United States
ACLS for Dentists and Staff -- Medical Emergency Training
March 9
Charlotte, North Carolina United States