Anesthesia & Pain Management Sponsored by Septodont
Podcast: What you need to know about serotonin syndrome
January 11, 2021 -- What is serotonin syndrome and why does everyone inside the dental practice need to know about it? Tom Viola, RPh, stopped by to discuss the pharmacology side of the equation with this syndrome and why it's likely more important to know about it now than ever before.  Discuss
OncoZenge announces European patent for BupiZenge lozenge
January 8, 2021 -- Moberg Pharma subsidiary OncoZenge announced that the European Patent Office has granted the firm patent No. 3,284,459, which protects its BupiZenge lozenge.
Letter documents Napoleon 'tormented' with toothache
January 8, 2021 -- A letter detailing the medical condition of Napoleon Bonaparte in his later years details how the military leader dealt with an extreme toothache, CNN reported.
Weno Exchange offers free e-prescribing service
January 7, 2021 -- Weno Exchange is offering a free e-prescribing service to dental providers who need to electronically prescribe controlled substances (EPCS) to satisfy Medicare's Every Prescription Conveyed Securely Act.
Top 5 stories of 2020 on anesthesia and pain management
December 14, 2020 -- Anesthesia use and pain control are major concerns in dentistry. DrBicuspid.com always tries to bring you the most cutting-edge stories about these topics, and those that discussed drug interactions and potential medication abuse resonated with you the most this year.  Discuss
Opioid prescriptions drop in Tenn. due to new policy
December 10, 2020 -- TennCare's policy changes related to opioids cut the number of painkiller prescriptions written to Medicaid dental patients by nearly half, according to a report released on December 8 by the DentaQuest Partnership for Oral Health Advancement.  Discuss
Orofacial Therapeutics honored as pain solution provider
December 7, 2020 -- Orofacial Therapeutics has been named a top 10 pain solution provider by MedTech Outlook, a medical trade magazine.
NYU College of Dentistry awarded $3.9M grant focusing on chronic pain treatment
September 28, 2020 -- Researchers at New York University (NYU) College of Dentistry have been awarded a $3.9 million grant from the U.S. National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research to study chronic pain treatment.
Why you need to know about this acronym -- and why your patients will thank you for it
September 25, 2020 -- Dr. David Rice, clinical editor for DrBicuspid.com, discusses the importance of computer-controlled local anesthetic delivery (CCLAD). He details why this has become a favorite dental acronym of his, and why he believes CCLAD can be a benefit to your practice and patients.  Discuss
FDA awards $1.5M grant to ADA Science & Research Institute
August 28, 2020 -- The ADA announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has awarded a three-year, $1.5 million grant to the ADA Science & Research Institute in collaboration with the University of Pittsburgh to develop a clinical practice guideline for the management of acute pain in dentistry, with a focus on the role of opioids.
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.

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February 12-28
San Diego, California United States
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February 19
San Diego, California United States
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February 20
San Diego, California United States
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March 5-21
Seattle, Washington United States
Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) for Dentists and Staff
March 12
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