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Calif. approves bill on pediatric sedation oversight
April 21, 2016 -- California lawmakers have approved a bill to increase oversight of pediatric sedation during dental procedures after a 6-year-old boy died while under general anesthesia for an extraction in 2015.  Discuss
AAE 2016: Studies evaluate pain control for endo treatments
April 12, 2016 -- SAN FRANCISCO - Studies evaluating and comparing various options for pain control and management for endodontic patients were presented at the 2016 American Association of Endodontists (AAE) annual meeting. Topics included comparisons of liposomal bupivacaine with conventional bupivacaine and new formulations of ibuprofen.  Discuss
AAE 2016: Study evaluates anesthetics for endo treatments
April 11, 2016 -- Researchers evaluated and compared various anesthetics for endodontic treatments, and they presented their findings at the 2016 American Association of Endodontists (AAE) meeting in San Francisco. Topics included comparisons of articaine and lidocaine and using supplemental intraseptal injections when nerve blocks fail.  Discuss
Second Opinion: Response to 'JAMA: Too many opioids prescribed for extractions'
April 7, 2016 -- In this Second Opinion, Dr. Paul A. Moore urges a deeper look at the data when it comes to opioid prescriptions and dentists. He notes that dentists and dental organizations have been working for years to combat this issue and that efforts to identify and alleviate prescription drug abuse are making strides against this issue.  Discuss
Bridgepoint Development buys Acteon
April 6, 2016 -- Bridgepoint Development Capital has acquired French dental products company Acteon.  Discuss
FTC sues opioid manufacturer, other pharma companies
March 31, 2016 -- The U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has filed a complaint in federal district court that alleges Endo Pharmaceuticals and other companies blocked consumers' access to lower-cost generic versions of two pain medications, including an opioid.  Discuss
FDA adds black box warning to prescription opioids
March 22, 2016 -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is requiring boxed warnings for immediate-release opioid pain medications. The warning emphasizes the risks of misuse, abuse, addiction, overdose, and death associated with the medications.  Discuss
AADR 2016: Study looks at kids' caries relapse rate after general anesthesia
March 18, 2016 -- Pediatric patients who receive treatment under general anesthesia have a higher rate of caries relapse compared with those patients who had treatment without general anesthesia, according to a study presented at this week's 2016 American Association of Dental Research (AADR) annual meeting.  Discuss
JAMA: Too many opioids prescribed for extractions
March 16, 2016 -- Disproportionally large amounts of opioids are frequently prescribed to patients after tooth extractions, especially given the expected intensity and duration of postextraction pain, according to a new study in the Journal of the American Medical Association.  Discuss
CDC issues new opioid guidelines
March 15, 2016 -- The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued new guidelines for prescribing opioid medications for chronic pain, excluding cancer, palliative, and end-of-life care.  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