Anesthesia & Pain Management Sponsored by Septodont
Pain meds don't reduce sensitivity from teeth bleaching
October 10, 2019 -- Anti-inflammatory and analgesic drugs may not prevent tooth sensitivity caused by in-office dental bleaching, according to a new systematic review published in the Journal of the American Dental Association. Read More
Wash. dentist charged after patient death in 2018
October 9, 2019 -- A Washington dentist has been charged with unprofessional conduct tied to the death of a patient in January 2018. Read More
Cold, buzzing device succeeds at masking injection pain
October 8, 2019 -- A cold and buzzing bee-shaped device has once again proved to reduce children's injection pain in a new study. The device, known as Buzzy, significantly reduced pain scores for children who received a local anesthetic prior to dental treatment. Read More
Unique gum cells may prevent perio disease in the future
October 8, 2019 -- Newly discovered sensory cells in gums that protect the mouth from infections that cause tissue and bone damage to teeth may be the answer to periodontitis prevention treatments in the future, according to new research. Read More
Va. dentist sentenced for illegal opioid prescriptions
October 3, 2019 -- A Virginia dentist has been sentenced for an illegal opioid prescription writing scheme, according to news reports. Read More
The facts about dental cavitations
October 2, 2019 -- It seems to Dr. Alvin Danenberg that many patients are being diagnosed with dental cavitations in their jawbone. In his latest column, he details the definition of these cavitations, what to do about patients in pain from them, and what imaging modality is best for viewing. Read More
Special needs patients require unique anesthetic approaches
September 27, 2019 -- Safe, successful dental treatments in special needs patients depend on choosing the right anesthetic methods and equipment and having a skilled staff, according to the author of a recent study. Utilizing the appropriate anesthetic approach and taking serious precautions can reduce complications in these patients. 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