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What you need to know about anesthesia and the climate crisis
January 30, 2023 -- Clinicians can reduce the amount of anesthetic gas, including nitrous oxide, used during procedures without negatively affecting patient care and help fight global warming, according to research presented at the American Society of Anesthesiologists Advance 2023 event. Read More
UT Health awarded $9.8M to study jaw pain
January 26, 2023 -- The University of Texas (UT) Health San Antonio School of Dentistry has received a $9.8 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to study how sensory neurons in the jaw influence pain. Read More
Study: NSAIDs beat opioids for pain management
January 19, 2023 -- Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) resulted in better pain-related outcomes than opioids for acute pain management after tooth extractions, according to a recently published study in the Journal of Dental Research. Read More
Tekmika Health signs deal with Milestone Scientific
January 12, 2023 -- Tekmika Health Technologies has signed a deal to exclusively distribute Milestone Scientific's single-tooth anesthesia system in Brazil. Read More
Is the key to improving trismus in the laundry room?
January 10, 2023 -- Opening a wooden clothespin inside the mouth may be a hack for improving trismus in patients, according to a technical note published on January 6 in the British Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. Read More
How to better predict a patient's risk of postsurgical pain
January 3, 2023 -- Clinical factors, including pain severity before and during root canals, may better predict the risk of postoperative pain than sociodemographic characteristics such as race and income, according to a study published in Community Dentistry and Oral Epidemiology. Read More
Combo of anesthesia and technique key to numbing patients
December 16, 2022 -- While a robust armamentarium is available for dentists to effectively administer anesthesia, the key to success is finding the right balance in the use of its tools and techniques, according to a recent DrBicuspid.com webinar. Read More
Clinicians are feeling the pain of prolonged mask use
December 2, 2022 -- Oral and maxillofacial surgeons are experiencing orofacial pain, including temporomandibular disorders, related to the ongoing use of N95 filtering facepiece respirators and masks. The perspective was published on December 1 in the Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. Read More
N.C. updates opioid action plan to prevent misuse
November 29, 2022 -- The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services updated the North Carolina Dental Opioid Action Plan to help dentists prevent the misuse of opioids. The updated plan provides clear steps for dentists, staff members, patients, families, and communities to address the opioid epidemic. Read More
Regional anesthesia cuts opioid use in oral reconstructions
November 15, 2022 -- Supplemental regional anesthesia may reduce opioid use in patients following microvascular free flap reconstruction of the oral cavity, according to a study published in the Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. Read More
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.

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IV Moderate Sedation Training
February 3-19
San Diego, California United States
ACLS Training for Dentists & Staff
February 10
San Diego, California United States
IV Moderate Sedation Training
March 10-26
Sacramento, California United States
ACLS Training for Dentists & Staff
March 17
Sacramento, California United States