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Centrix launches topical vitamin E treatment
September 12, 2019 -- Centrix has debuted a topical vitamin E treatment for damaged gingival tissue.
2 keys to anesthesia safety: Patient and case selection
September 11, 2019 -- Safe anesthetic procedures begin with patient and case selection, according to oral and maxillofacial surgery expert Dr. Stuart Lieblich. He spoke about keeping patients safe during office-based anesthesia procedures at the recent 2019 ADA FDI World Dental Congress in San Francisco.  Discuss
Anesthesia and patient safety are a team effort
September 10, 2019 -- Oral surgeon Dr. Colin Bell is in the unique position of reviewing claims for anesthesia use for a malpractice insurance company. In this role, he is often asked by dentists how they can minimize the risks of anesthesia administration. He offers a practical blueprint of essential considerations to enhance patient safety.  Discuss
4 tips to prevent medication errors
September 4, 2019 -- Medication errors and adverse events are not uncommon, and they seem to be happening with increasing frequency. Experts outlined four ways dentists can help prevent patient harm from medications in the September issue of the Journal of the California Dental Association.  Discuss
Tramadol linked to low blood sugar in new study
September 3, 2019 -- Tramadol is one of the most used opioid analgesics, but new research suggests it may have a severe side effect -- hypoglycemia. Patients who used tramadol were significantly more likely to experience low blood sugar than those who used comparable medications.  Discuss
Tooth, jaw pain may be symptoms of a headache
August 29, 2019 -- Tooth or jaw pain may be symptoms of a headache, according to new research from the journal Neurology. Up to 10% of people with headaches also experience orofacial pain, and tooth or jaw pain may be the only headache symptom for some people.  Discuss
Email reminders may minimize daytime clenching, grinding
August 26, 2019 -- If you want patients to stop grinding their teeth, maybe you should email them. A new study found that patients who received regular email reminders significantly reduced their daytime nonfunctional tooth contact.  Discuss
ASA survey respondents think marijuana safer than opioids
August 26, 2019 -- A majority of U.S. adult survey respondents who expressed interest in using marijuana or cannabinoids for pain relief believe these products are safer or have fewer side effects than opioids, according to the results of a new survey from the American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA).
Preventing medicine-related osteonecrosis takes a team
August 23, 2019 -- Medication-related osteonecrosis of the jaw is a rare but painful condition that sometimes occurs after tooth extractions. Collaboration among dentists and pharmacists is needed to treat the pain associated with this condition and improve patient outcomes, according to the authors of a new article in Pharmaceutical Journal.  Discuss
Doctors find dentures in man's throat 8 days after surgery
August 13, 2019 -- Removable dentures got stuck in a 72-year-old man's throat during surgery to remove a benign lump. Doctors didn't find the false teeth until eight days later when the patient complained of pain, bleeding, and swallowing difficulties.  Discuss
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
Parenteral Moderate Sedation Training for Dentists
September 6-22
Houston, Texas United States
Pediatric Dental Sedation Outside of the OR
September 20-22
San Francisco, California United States
Parenteral Moderate Sedation Training for Dentists
October 4-20
Denver, Colorado United States
ACLS Training for Dentists & Staff
October 11
Denver, Colorado United States
Dental Assistant Sedation Course
October 11-12
Atlanta, Georgia United States