Anesthesia & Pain Management Sponsored by Septodont
Pregnancy testing before sedation could manage risk
June 8, 2021 -- Implementing point-of-care pregnancy testing before dental procedures that involve the use of intravenous sedation could help manage practice risk, according to a recent study published in the Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. Read More
Dental Dose: Why lidocaine is the golden child of dentistry
June 4, 2021 -- Everybody loves lidocaine. It is a great anesthetic agent. It has so many advantages that it's hard to keep track of them all. But should lidocaine be held in as high regard as it is? Tom Viola, RPh, breaks it down in the latest episode of Dental Dose. Read More
AAOMS delegates to vote on new anesthesia requirements in fall
May 26, 2021 -- Delegates of the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons (AAOMS) may adopt new rules for in-office anesthesia to ensure patient safety, according to a short communication published on May 19 in the Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. Read More
CDC: Drug overdose deaths, including opioid, climb
May 17, 2021 -- The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported that drug overdose deaths are up 28.3% as of October 2020 from a year earlier, while opioid deaths in particular are up 36%. Read More
Woman's mouth sensations return after prompt dental nerve repair
May 12, 2021 -- A woman in Japan can once again feel pain and temperature in her mouth thanks to the immediate repair of her alveolar nerve, which was damaged during jaw surgery. The case report was published on May 10 in the Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Medicine, and Pathology. Read More
CDC to host talk on pediatric opioid, antibiotic prescribing
May 5, 2021 -- The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is hosting a webinar on May 12 about trends in opioid and antibiotic prescribing for pediatric patients. Read More
Treating dental pain with opioids triples patient overdose risk
May 3, 2021 -- Overdose risk is nearly three times higher for patients who fill opioid prescriptions after undergoing dental procedures, researchers reported in a study published on April 29 in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine. Read More
Dental Dose: What you need to know about bupivacaine
April 30, 2021 -- Bupivacaine's claim to fame is that it's the longest-acting amide anesthetic agent, noted Tom Viola, RPh, in the latest episode of Dental Dose. But how much do you really know about this amide anesthetic? Viola breaks down three key points in our video. Read More
TMD linked to exposure to violence in children
April 29, 2021 -- Adolescents who report temporomandibular disorder (TMD) pain and jaw dysfunction are more often exposed to violence, according to a study published recently in the Journal of Oral Rehabilitation. Read More
COVID-19 made mental health worse for patients with oral pain
April 22, 2021 -- People with orofacial pain experienced higher levels of depression, anxiety, and psychological distress during the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a study published recently in Dental and Medical Problems. Read More
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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.

Conferences
IV Moderate Sedation Training
July 9-26
Walnut Creek, California United States
Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) for Dentists and Staff
July 16
Walnut Creek, California United States
Sedation Permit Renewal CE Course
July 17
Walnut Creek, California United States
IV Moderate Sedation Training
August 13-29
Raleigh, North Carolina United States
Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) for Dentists and Staff
August 20
Raleigh, North Carolina United States