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Lidocaine shot may have led to patient's heart attack
April 5, 2022 -- A local injection of lidocaine during dental treatment possibly induced a coronary artery spasm, potentially resulting in a 50-year-old man's heart attack, according to a case report published April 3 in the American Journal of the Medical Sciences. 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
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
Mindray launches new perioperative workstations
February 17, 2022 -- Mindray has launched two new workstations for perioperative settings, the A8 and A9 anesthesia workstations. Read More
Can kids breathe away their dental fear?
February 15, 2022 -- Children with dental anxiety may experience benefits such as improved mood and less self-reported pain by using a simple breathing technique during treatment, according to a study published on February 13 in the International Journal of Paediatric Dentistry. Read More
Could leaning back in the dental chair lead to stroke symptoms?
February 9, 2022 -- Two patients experienced strokelike symptoms after hyperextending their necks during dental treatment, according to a case report recently published online in the Neurologist. Read More
Computerized anesthesia devices cause less pain, anxiety
December 14, 2021 -- Using computerized anesthesia devices results in less pain and anxiety for adult dental patients compared to traditional anesthesia delivery, according to a review article published online in the Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. Read More
Decay already prevalent at kids' 1st dental visit
October 7, 2021 -- More than 20% of children need restorative treatment by the time of their first dental exam, according to a study published in the Journal of the American Dental Association. The risk of treatment also increases with each year a child waits to see the dentist. Read More
Dental Dose: Why prilocaine is arguably the best anesthetic
September 10, 2021 -- So far on Dental Dose, pharmacologist Tom Viola, RPh, has covered the advantages of articaine, lidocaine, Carbocaine, and bupivacaine. But he's saved arguably the best local anesthetic for last: prilocaine. 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.

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