Anesthesia & Pain Management Sponsored by Septodont
Use of dental gag causes cardiac arrest in toddler
April 9, 2021 -- A 5-year-old boy under general anesthesia for oral surgery went into serious cardiac arrest, triggered by his mouth being propped open with a dental gag, according to a case report published on March 26 in the Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. Read More
ADA: Delta Dental is minimizing dentist anesthesiologists
April 6, 2021 -- Delta Dental's apparent ongoing refusal to credential dentist anesthesiologists has minimized the specialists' standing and unfairly kept their reimbursement levels below those of other anesthesiology-providing colleagues, according to a news story published on April 2 by ADA News. Read More
Dental Dose: 3 things you don't know about articaine
April 2, 2021 -- Chances are, articaine is the local anesthetic of choice in your office. But how well do you know the ever-popular agent? In this episode of Dental Dose, pharmacologist Tom Viola, RPh, shares three articaine myths that might confuse even the most experienced dentist. Read More
Cure for tooth sensitivity, pain may be on the horizon
March 29, 2021 -- Scientists have identified a protein in tooth cells that helps detect cold, possibly paving the way for new treatments for tooth sensitivity and pain, according to a study published on March 26 in Science Advances. Read More
Septodont's Novocol Pharma secures $26M
March 23, 2021 -- Septodont's Novocol Pharma division has secured $32.7 million Canadian ($26 million U.S.) from the Canadian government to further develop its injectable products. Read More
U.K. school gets $2M to study therapy for dental anxiety
March 15, 2021 -- The University of Sheffield's School of Clinical Dentistry was awarded a grant for 1.6 million pounds ($2.2 million U.S.) to study whether cognitive behavioral therapy can reduce dental anxiety in children. 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
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
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. Read More
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. Read More
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