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Multifaceted approach needed for safer sedation
September 9, 2016 -- New training simulation equipment, new technology, revised sedation guidelines, and a focus on evidence and prevention rather than blame are among the ways dentists, dental organizations, and dental boards could work to decrease the likelihood of patient sedation deaths, according to ADA spokesperson Dr. Joel Weaver.  Discuss
Video from CDA Presents 2016: State of the art with local anesthesia
September 8, 2016 -- SAN FRANCISCO - brings you exclusive video from the California Dental Association's CDA Presents 2016 conference. In this video, dental hygienist Katherine Soal speaks about local anesthesia.  Discuss
Update: NJ dentist suspended after bacterial infections
September 2, 2016 -- The New Jersey oral surgeon linked to 15 cases of bacterial endocarditis has had his practice suspended, according to an Associated Press report.  Discuss
FDA requires boxed warnings on opioids, benzodiazepine
September 1, 2016 -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced that it will require boxed warnings for prescription opioid analgesics, opioid-containing cough products, and benzodiazepines.  Discuss
HHS awards $53M to address opioid epidemic
August 31, 2016 -- The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has awarded $53 million in funding to help address the prescription opioid epidemic.  Discuss
Fla. teen dies after third-molar surgery
August 19, 2016 -- A 17-year-old Florida boy sustained brain damage and underwent cardiopulmonary arrest during the administration of anesthesia for surgery to remove his third molars, according to a medical examiner's report. He later died after being in a coma.  Discuss
Crosstex acquires Accutron
August 16, 2016 -- Crosstex has acquired Accutron, a manufacturer of conscious sedation nitrous oxide delivery systems.  Discuss
U.S. bill to fight opioid epidemic becomes law
July 28, 2016 -- A U.S. bill that provides resources to battle the ongoing opioid epidemic was signed into law by President Barack Obama on July 22.  Discuss
Report questions treatment in Texas toddler's death
July 20, 2016 -- A forensic dental report on a 14-month-old Texas toddler who died from complications of anesthesia during dental treatment questions the necessity of placing four stainless steel crowns on such a young child.  Discuss
Texas toddler died from anesthesia complications
July 14, 2016 -- A 14-month-old toddler died from complications of anesthesia during oral surgery at a dental practice in Austin, TX, according to the medical examiner.  Discuss
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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
American Dental Society of Anesthesiology (ADSA) 2018 Annual Session
April 19-21
Boston, Massachusetts United States