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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.  Discuss
Why you need to know about this acronym -- and why your patients will thank you for it
September 25, 2020 -- Dr. David Rice, clinical editor for DrBicuspid.com, discusses the importance of computer-controlled local anesthetic delivery (CCLAD). He details why this has become a favorite dental acronym of his, and why he believes CCLAD can be a benefit to your practice and patients.  Discuss
What every dentist and team member should know about these 2 drugs
July 1, 2020 -- A new U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) warning regarding gabapentin and pregabalin recently caught the eye of Tom Viola, RPh. Now, he has some advice to share with DrBicuspid.com readers on why the warning is something they should understand and heed.  Discuss
3-cm swallowed dental needle removed from patient's neck
May 19, 2020 -- Clinicians removed a 3-cm needle from a patient who swallowed it, likely during a dental procedure, according to a recent case report published in the April issue of the Journal of Dental Anesthesia and Pain Medicine.  Discuss
Antibiotics alter how brains of rats react to opioids
May 8, 2020 -- New research shows that antibiotics may change how the gut-brain connection works in rats dependent on opioids. The use of antibiotics altered the way the rats' brains responded to opioid use and withdrawal, according to the findings of a study published on April 27 in ENeuro.  Discuss
Oral surgeon ordered to pay $4M to accuser of assault while sedated
February 25, 2020 -- A North Carolina oral surgeon must pay $4 million in a civil suit filed by one of his former patients who accused him of sexual assault while she was sedated, according to news reports. The surgeon had been suspended from practicing since he was arrested for allegedly sexually assaulting about 20 patients while they were sedated.  Discuss
Fla. dental assistant arrested for assaulting sedated teen
February 19, 2020 -- A dental assistant in Florida was arrested on February 13 for allegedly sexually assaulting a sedated 18-year-old girl who he was prepping for third-molar extractions, according to news reports.  Discuss
Third of Irish dental patients would choose sedation
October 31, 2019 -- A third of dental patients in Ireland would consider sedation for procedures such as fillings and extractions, because of their fear of going to the dentist, according to a news report published in the Digital Journal.
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.
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