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How much local anesthetic should you use?
June 15, 2018 -- What's the maximum recommended dose for lidocaine or mepivacaine? The answer remains unclear as guidelines published by dental organizations, manufacturers, and textbooks vary, so researchers surveyed faculty at U.S. dental schools to learn more about the standards they teach.  Discuss
China product tariffs to be announced June 15
May 30, 2018 -- The dental industry will know on June 15 if key products and materials imported from China will have a 25% tariff imposed by the U.S. government.
How to overcome your patients' 4 most common fears
April 6, 2018 -- Dr. Scott Shamblott's practice focuses on patients with dental anxiety and phobias. Over time, he's been able to categorize these fears into four categories: fear of pain, fear of needles, fear of lectures, and fear of losing control. He offers practical, tested techniques to help you help your patients overcome these fears.  Discuss
Dental products featured on proposed U.S. tariff list
April 4, 2018 -- The dental industry has gotten caught up in the trade showdown between the U.S. and China, with a number of key dental products showing up on a list of products and materials that will have tariffs slapped on them.  Discuss
AADR 2018: Local anesthetic does not improve post-op comfort in kids
March 28, 2018 -- Does providing postoperative local anesthetic in addition to intravenous analgesics improve comfort in children undergoing dental surgery under general anesthesia? Research presented on March 24 at the 2018 American Association of Dental Research (AADR) meeting in Fort Lauderdale, FL, took a look.  Discuss
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
Dental Excellence Awards voting begins
October 13, 2017 -- DrBicuspid.com is pleased to announce the finalists for the 2017 Dental Excellence Awards. Now it's up to you to determine the winners in our 10 categories, ranging from Best New CAD/CAM Product to Best New/Updated Software/Service.  Discuss
CDA-supported anesthesia bill advances from committee
July 17, 2017 -- A California State Assembly bill that would have required three practitioners to be present when a child younger than age 7 was undergoing anesthesia in a dental office has been put on hold, while a separate Senate bill on the same topic supported by the California Dental Association (CDA) is advancing in that state's Legislature.  Discuss
Second Opinion: AAPD president responds to pediatric sedation broadcast
July 13, 2017 -- In response to a recent national television segment on pediatric sedation, Dr. James Nickman, the president of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, emphasizes that the safety and welfare of children are the academy's top priorities and urges a focus on preventing childhood tooth decay.  Discuss
Hawaii passes stricter dental sedation law
July 12, 2017 -- A new law requires the Hawaii State Board of Dental Examiners to perform onsite inspections prior to permitting dentists to perform general anesthesia, deep sedation, or moderate sedation.
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IV Moderate Sedation Training
June 1-23
San Antonio, Texas United States
IV Moderate Sedation Training
August 3-26
Baltimore, Maryland United States
ACLS for Dentists and Staff -- Medical Emergency Training
August 10
Baltimore, Maryland United States
IV Moderate Sedation Training Houston, TX
September 7-23
Houston, Texas United States