Anesthesia & Pain Management Sponsored by Septodont
Pregnancy testing before sedation could manage risk
June 8, 2021 -- Implementing point-of-care pregnancy testing before dental procedures that involve the use of intravenous sedation could help manage practice risk, according to a recent study published in the Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. Read More
AAOMS delegates to vote on new anesthesia requirements in fall
May 26, 2021 -- Delegates of the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons (AAOMS) may adopt new rules for in-office anesthesia to ensure patient safety, according to a short communication published on May 19 in the Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. Read More
Woman's mouth sensations return after prompt dental nerve repair
May 12, 2021 -- A woman in Japan can once again feel pain and temperature in her mouth thanks to the immediate repair of her alveolar nerve, which was damaged during jaw surgery. The case report was published on May 10 in the Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Medicine, and Pathology. Read More
Dental Dose: What you need to know about bupivacaine
April 30, 2021 -- Bupivacaine's claim to fame is that it's the longest-acting amide anesthetic agent, noted Tom Viola, RPh, in the latest episode of Dental Dose. But how much do you really know about this amide anesthetic? Viola breaks down three key points in our video. Read More
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
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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