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Exparel significantly reduces pain after implant surgery
October 12, 2018 -- An injectable anesthetic may be able to dull pain after major implant surgery. A recent study found that the bupivacaine liposome injectable suspension Exparel significantly reduced pain for patients who underwent full-arch implant placement.  Discuss
Second Opinion: Rethinking pain management
October 9, 2018 -- While dentists are not the primary prescribers of opioid analgesics, it is time to take a closer look at acute pain management and change prescribing behavior, writes oral surgeon Dr. Solomon Poyourow in this Second Opinion column.  Discuss
CDA Presents 2018: 1st day highlights video
September 8, 2018 -- SAN FRANCISCO - Missed the first day of the California Dental Association's CDA Presents 2018 meeting? Now you can catch up as DrBicuspid.com's Editor-in-Chief Tony Edwards and Associate Editor Theresa Pablos bring you up to date on our coverage and conference developments.  Discuss
CDA Presents 2018: Consider anesthesia's impact on kids
September 7, 2018 -- SAN FRANCISCO - Dental anesthesiologist Dr. Leonard Naftalin advocated for more communication with patients concerning the safety of anesthesia in dental procedures, while acknowledging that more research is needed, in a presentation at the California Dental Association's CDA Presents 2018 meeting on September 6.  Discuss
DOD grants $2.4M to NYU dental researcher
September 5, 2018 -- The U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) has awarded a $2.4 million grant to two New York researchers, including one from the New York University (NYU) College of Dentistry.  Discuss
New guidelines recommend optimal number of opioids
August 29, 2018 -- How many opioids should you prescribe following dental surgery? It depends on the procedure, according to a panel of dental experts from Johns Hopkins University. They recently published new prescribing guidelines for 14 types of dental procedures.  Discuss
FDA awards contract for opioid prescribing guidelines
August 22, 2018 -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has awarded a contract to the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine to develop evidence-based, indication-specific guidelines for appropriate prescribing of opioid analgesics.  Discuss
Opioids for third-molar extractions linked to persistent use
August 7, 2018 -- Adolescents and young adults who fill an opioid prescription for wisdom teeth extractions are more than twice as likely to continue filling opioid prescriptions weeks or months later, according to new research published on August 7 in the Journal of the American Medical Association.  Discuss
U.S. government commissions new report on oral health
August 1, 2018 -- The U.S. government has commissioned a new surgeon general's report on oral health. The new report will be the first update since the original, landmark report was published in 2000.  Discuss
Does articaine damage neural cells more than lidocaine?
July 20, 2018 -- Reports of infrequent but prolonged paresthesias after the use of 4% articaine beg the question of whether this local anesthetic is more neurotoxic than lidocaine. To learn more, researchers conducted in vitro experiments that produced some unexpected results.  Discuss
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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.

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