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DrBicuspid.com to honor Dental Excellence Award winners
February 23, 2018 -- DrBicuspid.com is pleased to honor the winners of the Dental Excellence Awards, highlighting the best new products and services in dentistry. The awards will be presented on Friday, February 23, at the 2018 Chicago Dental Society Midwinter Meeting.  Discuss
Products to look for at Chicago Midwinter 2018: Part 2
February 21, 2018 -- One highlight of the upcoming 2018 Chicago Dental Society Midwinter Meeting is the vast exhibit hall with hundreds of companies showing thousands of products. To help you maximize your on the floor, we bring you the second part of our preview of new and recently introduced products to look for at the meeting.  Discuss
Study: NSAID before implant surgery reduces post-op pain
February 20, 2018 -- Postoperative pain is a reason some patients avoid implant treatment. But would taking a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) 15 minutes before surgery reduce patients' pain afterward? Researchers put this theory to the test.  Discuss
ADA, CDC webinar summarizes dentists' role in opioid crisis
February 16, 2018 -- Two pain management experts discussed the role of dentists in the opioid crisis during a February 14 webinar jointly hosted by the ADA and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The webinar focused on the best strategies to manage acute pain and prevent opioid misuse and abuse.  Discuss
The over-the-counter opioid epidemic?
February 8, 2018 -- Most of the attention about the opioid epidemic focuses on the abuse of prescription drugs, but pharmacist Tom Viola notes that over-the-counter products also can contribute to the issue. He details how a popular treatment for diarrhea may contribute to opioid abuse and also influence how you treat certain patients.  Discuss
Can Botox help patients stop grinding their teeth?
February 1, 2018 -- Teeth grinding during sleep is fairly common, but devices used to help patients may not be effective. Enter Botox, a neurotoxin that temporarily paralyzes muscles and is used to treat movement disorders and migraines. Researchers of a new study asked if it could be used to reduce the symptoms of sleep bruxism.  Discuss
FDA announces new plans to combat opioid crisis
January 30, 2018 -- The U.S. Food and Drugs Administration (FDA) has announced two new plans to help combat the opioid crisis  Discuss
Study: Dentists prescribe only 2% of opioids
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January 26, 2018 -- The amount of opioids prescribed by all healthcare practitioners in the U.S. has increased over the last 15 years, but the total quantity of opioids prescribed by dentists has declined, according to a new study. As of 2012, dental professionals prescribed only about 2% of the total quantity of opioids.
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JADA: Capnography beneficial for moderate sedation
January 12, 2018 -- Monitoring exhaled carbon dioxide, or capnography, may be able to prevent severe adverse events in moderately sedated patients, according to a new review published in the January issue of the Journal of the American Dental Association.  Discuss
Top 5 news stories from fall 2017
December 22, 2017 -- DrBicuspid.com takes a look back at the most-read news and clinical articles from fall 2017, as measured by page views. The most popular article was our coverage of the newly issued high blood pressure guidelines, followed by a report on antibiotic use by dentists.  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
IV Moderate Sedation Training
March 2-18
Charlotte, North Carolina United States
ACLS for Dentists and Staff -- Medical Emergency Training
March 9
Charlotte, North Carolina United States
IV Moderate Sedation Training
April 6-22
Seattle, Washington United States
ACLS for Dentists and Staff -- Medical Emergency Training
April 13
Seattle, Washington United States