Anesthesia & Pain Management Sponsored by Septodont
X-rays reveal man's bruxism-caused apical periodontitis
March 28, 2022 -- Dental x-rays revealed that a healthy 28-year-old man developed apical periodontitis in two teeth following an intense phase of bruxism that lasted about a year, according to a case report published on March 24 in BMC Oral Health. Read More
Oral surgeon charged with murder of patient-turned-girlfriend
March 25, 2022 -- An oral surgeon in Maryland was arrested for his alleged involvement in the overdose death of a 25-year-old former patient who later became his employee and girlfriend, according to a press release from the Montgomery County Department of Police. Read More
Dentists urge better monitoring after 5-year-old's sedation scare
March 23, 2022 -- Some clinicians are urging dentists to use a new method to better monitor sedated dental patients after a 5-year-old boy didn't wake up for an hour following intravenous sedation. The correspondence was published March 16 in the Journal of Dental Sciences. Read More
Holistic Health to highlight transdermal relief cream at Hinman Dental
March 14, 2022 -- Holistic Health Therapeutics plans to highlight its transdermal relief cream at the 2022 Thomas P. Hinman Dental Meeting to be held March 17-19 in Atlanta. Read More
Shot of generic Botox eases woman's nondental tooth pain
March 7, 2022 -- An injection of botulinum toxin A, a neurotoxin marketed under the brand names Botox, Jeuveau, and Xeomin protein, weakened the myofascial pain of a 39-year-old woman with a nonodontogenic toothache, according to a case report recently published in Clinical Case Reports. Read More
Tom Viola receives Cuspies award at Chicago Midwinter
March 7, 2022 -- Tom Viola, RPh, received the DrBicuspid.com Cuspies award for the Most Influential Dental Educator at the 2022 Chicago Dental Society Midwinter Meeting, which was held February 24-26 at the McCormick Place convention center in Chicago. Read More
NIDCR unveils FOA for dental role in preventing opioid drug misuse
March 4, 2022 -- The National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research (NIDCR) recently unveiled a funding opportunity announcement (FOA) that will support interventions and programs to prevent, reduce, or manage opioid drug misuse. Read More
N.C. regulates pups at the dental office
March 3, 2022 -- The first time 11-year-old Levi McAllister had a tooth pulled, he screamed and kicked so much that his mom had to hold him down. So, when Levi returned to Charlotte Pediatric Dentistry to get two more teeth pulled, dental hygienist Barb Kucera had a surprise for him: a friendly Labrador retriever. Read More
Dealing with the 'I still feel that' during anesthesia delivery
February 24, 2022 -- Achieving complete anesthesia of a patient's tooth that needs treatment when everything else in the mouth seems numb is the most common difficulty clinicians face, according to a presenter at the Chicago Dental Society Midwinter Meeting. Read More
My jaw pain is killing me: 10 causes and treatments
February 23, 2022 -- Jonathan showed up in Dr. Alvin Danenberg's office complaining of severe pain in his tooth, jaw muscles, and jaw joint. At first Danenberg suspected a failing root canal, but further investigation revealed something more. He explains common causes of jaw pain and how he cured Jonathan's. 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
August 5-21
Raleigh, North Carolina United States
IV Moderate Sedation Training
September 9-25
Houston, Texas United States
Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) for Dentists and Staff
September 16
Houston, Texas United States
Sedation Permit Renewal/Refresher for Dentistry
September 17
Houston, Texas United States