Anesthesia & Pain Management Sponsored by Septodont
Lasers reduce pain after extraction, implant surgeries
September 14, 2021 -- Low-level lasers reduced pain following extraction and implant surgeries in a pair of blinded randomized controlled trials published recently in the Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery and the Journal of Photochemistry and Photobiology. Read More
Dental Dose: Why prilocaine is arguably the best anesthetic
September 10, 2021 -- So far on Dental Dose, pharmacologist Tom Viola, PhD, has covered the advantages of articaine, lidocaine, Carbocaine, and bupivacaine. But he's saved arguably the best local anesthetic for last: prilocaine. Read More
CDSA course teaches oral sedation
August 27, 2021 -- A new virtual minicourse offered by the California Dental Society of Anesthesiology (CDSA) will teach subjects on oral conscious sedation and moderate sedation. Read More
Do you know which orofacial signs are linked to Lyme disease?
August 25, 2021 -- A new systematic review has identified more than half a dozen orofacial manifestations of Lyme disease, including temporomandibular joint pain, altered taste, and facial palsy. The findings were published in the August issue of the Journal of Dental Hygiene. Read More
Parents sue dental office for death of 3-year-old boy
August 20, 2021 -- The parents of a 3-year-old boy who died following a dental procedure in Wichita, KS, are suing the dentist, the dental office, the nurse anesthetist, and the anesthesia company involved in the case, according to an article on KSN.com. Read More
New paper highlights steps to change TMD treatment
August 17, 2021 -- The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine have recommended overhauling temporomandibular disorder (TMD) treatment. An August 13 article published in Oral Surgery, Oral Medicine, Oral Pathology and Oral Radiology highlights the recommendations and steps taken to address them. Read More
What's on my chair for posterior CAD/CAM restorations
August 17, 2021 -- What's on My Chair is a new series on DrBicuspid.com in which dental professionals share the tools and techniques they use for specific types of procedures and cases. In the first episode, digital dentistry expert Dr. Steven Gold shares how he prepares and places posterior CAD/CAM restorations. Read More
NC oral surgeon gives up license forever due to patient death
August 17, 2021 -- A North Carolina oral surgeon has surrendered his license permanently following the death of a patient during a dental procedure, according to an order signed August 16 by the North Carolina State Board of Medical Examiners. Read More
Are you using throat packs? It may be time to reconsider
August 13, 2021 -- Throat packs may not effectively prevent patients from ingesting blood during oral surgery or improve postprocedure nausea and vomiting, according to results from a randomized controlled trial published on August 6 in the International Journal of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery. Read More
Dental Dose: Carbocaine's greatest strength is also its biggest weakness
August 13, 2021 -- Dental Dose is back with the continuation of our series on local anesthetics. In this episode, pharmacologist Tom Viola, RPh, shares what you need to know about mepivacaine -- often better known by the brand name Carbocaine. Read More
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
September 10-26
Houston, Texas United States
Sedation Permit Renewal CE Course
September 21
Houston, Texas United States
American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons (AAOMS) Annual Meeting
September 27 - October 2
Nashville, Tennessee United States
IV Moderate Sedation Training
October 8-26
Denver, Colorado United States
Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) for Dentists and Staff
October 15
Denver, Colorado United States