Anesthesia & Pain Management Sponsored by Septodont
Got a good attitude? Patients' outcome views colored by cues
October 23, 2019 -- Doctors who appeared empathetic and conveyed high expectations of treatment success during pain procedures influenced the way patients felt about outcomes in a new study, published October 21 in Nature Human Behaviour.  Discuss
Henry Schein to be released from opioid litigation
October 21, 2019 -- Henry Schein Dental said it will be dismissed with prejudice as a defendant in a U.S. opioid lawsuit in Summit County in Ohio.
Owner of Wash. dental practice fined in boy's death
October 17, 2019 -- The owner of Must Love Kids Pediatric Dentistry in Vancouver, WA, has been fined $5,000 in connection with the death of a 4-year-old patient.
Wisc. dentists lobby against sedation proposal
October 15, 2019 -- A group of Wisconsin dentists called the Concerned Dentists of Wisconsin is circulating a petition to encourage the Wisconsin dental board to not adopt proposed changes to training requirements for dental treatments requiring oral sedation.
Propofol shows promise for conscious sedation
October 14, 2019 -- Propofol is one of the most used drugs for general anesthesia, but the findings of a new study suggest that the medication may also be beneficial for conscious sedation. Researchers from the U.K. found that propofol helped anxious adolescents successfully receive dental treatment while awake.  Discuss
Endodontists give in when docs, patients push for opioids
October 11, 2019 -- Approximately 43% of endodontists reported they had prescribed opioids after feeling pressured by physicians or patients to order the medication, according to a new study published in the Journal of Endodontics.  Discuss
NJ dental school gets $11.7M to study opioid alternatives
October 11, 2019 -- Rutgers School of Dental Medicine has received an $11.7 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to research the combination of ibuprofen and acetaminophen as alternatives to opioids.
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.  Discuss
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.
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.  Discuss
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Conferences
Yankee Dental Congress 2020
Jan. 30 - Feb. 1, 2020
Boston, Massachusetts United States
Parenteral Moderate Sedation Training for Dentists
February 7-23, 2020
San Diego, California United States
ACLS Training for Dentists & Staff
February 14, 2020
San Diego, California United States
Sedation Permit Renewal/Refresher for Dentistry
February 15, 2020
San Diego, California United States