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The new-product roundup from DrBicuspid.com
November 7, 2016 -- Over the last month, companies have introduced a nasal anesthetic, a scanner, a handpiece, toothpastes, loupes, and more. Here's a look at the latest new products recently launched from St. Renatus, Brasseler USA, 3M, and others.  Discuss
Alberta dental association revises sedation policy
November 7, 2016 -- Dentists in the Canadian province of Alberta are no longer allowed to administer deep sedation or general anesthesia to patients while performing dental treatments, according to a revised policy set by the Alberta Dental Association and College.  Discuss
NJ dental association creates new opioid guidelines
November 7, 2016 -- The New Jersey Dental Association (NJDA) has created new guidelines to help its members safely prescribe and dose opioid medications for acute dental pain.
Should procedures requiring sedation be combined for kids?
November 2, 2016 -- Combining dental and medical procedures for children is both safe and cost-effective when appropriate, according to a study presented at the recent 2016 Anesthesiology annual meeting. The Ohio researchers noted that limiting sedation exposure in children is preferable to reduce the risk of anesthesia-related complications.  Discuss
Nasal spray anesthetic now available for preorder
October 24, 2016 -- St. Renatus has announced that the company's nasal anesthetic for dentistry, Kovanaze, is now available for preorder.  Discuss
Do emergency departments overprescribe antibiotics?
October 18, 2016 -- A new review found that antibiotics don't help some types of dental pain commonly seen in emergency departments. The study authors urged professionals to consider antibiotics' risks and benefits before prescribing them.  Discuss
Study: 100M opioids unused annually after oral surgery
October 7, 2016 -- More than half of opioids prescribed to patients after dental extractions are not taken after surgery, a new study has found. The surplus is troubling given the ongoing opioid epidemic and evidence showing that people who abuse opioids often use leftover pills prescribed for friends or family, University of Pennsylvania researchers said.  Discuss
Pain: Is it dental or something else?
September 28, 2016 -- Many patients go to the dentist seeking relief from pain. While most dental problems are readily identifiable, many aren't so obvious. An orofacial pain expert discussed the different types of oral pain and the appropriate treatments in a presentation at the recent California Dental Association's CDA Presents 2016 conference.  Discuss
Highlights from CDA Presents 2016 in San Francisco
September 27, 2016 -- The California Dental Association's CDA Presents in San Francisco is one of the largest annual dental meetings in the U.S. DrBicuspid.com was there, bringing you exclusive coverage on topics that affect your practice.  Discuss
Hawaii dentist indicted on 37 counts
September 12, 2016 -- A Kailua, HI, dentist has been indicted by an Oahu grand jury on 37 counts, including manslaughter, based on patient incidents from 2013 and 2016.  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.

Conferences
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