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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.  Discuss
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.  Discuss
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.  Discuss
Centrix launches topical vitamin E treatment
September 12, 2019 -- Centrix has debuted a topical vitamin E treatment for damaged gingival tissue.
2 keys to anesthesia safety: Patient and case selection
September 11, 2019 -- Safe anesthetic procedures begin with patient and case selection, according to oral and maxillofacial surgery expert Dr. Stuart Lieblich. He spoke about keeping patients safe during office-based anesthesia procedures at the recent 2019 ADA FDI World Dental Congress in San Francisco.  Discuss
Anesthesia and patient safety are a team effort
September 10, 2019 -- Oral surgeon Dr. Colin Bell is in the unique position of reviewing claims for anesthesia use for a malpractice insurance company. In this role, he is often asked by dentists how they can minimize the risks of anesthesia administration. He offers a practical blueprint of essential considerations to enhance patient safety.  Discuss
4 tips to prevent medication errors
September 4, 2019 -- Medication errors and adverse events are not uncommon, and they seem to be happening with increasing frequency. Experts outlined four ways dentists can help prevent patient harm from medications in the September issue of the Journal of the California Dental Association.  Discuss
Tramadol linked to low blood sugar in new study
September 3, 2019 -- Tramadol is one of the most used opioid analgesics, but new research suggests it may have a severe side effect -- hypoglycemia. Patients who used tramadol were significantly more likely to experience low blood sugar than those who used comparable medications.  Discuss
Tooth, jaw pain may be symptoms of a headache
August 29, 2019 -- Tooth or jaw pain may be symptoms of a headache, according to new research from the journal Neurology. Up to 10% of people with headaches also experience orofacial pain, and tooth or jaw pain may be the only headache symptom for some people.  Discuss
Email reminders may minimize daytime clenching, grinding
August 26, 2019 -- If you want patients to stop grinding their teeth, maybe you should email them. A new study found that patients who received regular email reminders significantly reduced their daytime nonfunctional tooth contact.  Discuss
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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