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One-fifth of Swedish adults have dental anxiety
February 25, 2021 -- One-fifth of adults in Sweden experience dental anxiety, according to a study conducted by Lisa Svensson, PhD, of the University of Gothenburg. The results were published as her doctoral thesis. Read More
Infographic: Best states for dental health in 2021
February 11, 2021 -- Wisconsin has once again topped the list of best U.S. states for dental health in the annual analysis conducted by personal finance website WalletHub. See where your state landed in this year's dental health rankings. Read More
NYU receives $2.9M for oral cancer pain research
February 1, 2021 -- The National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research has awarded researchers at New York University (NYU) College of Dentistry a five-year, $2.9 million grant to investigate oral cancer pain treatment. Read More
Offor Health raises $5M
January 28, 2021 -- Offor Health has raised $5 million in a series A funding round led by SpringRock Ventures of Seattle. Read More
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. Read More
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. Read More
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. Read More
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. Read More
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. Read More
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. 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.

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