Anesthesia & Pain Management Sponsored by Septodont
What you need to know about the use of sevoflurane in kids
August 8, 2022 -- Clinicians can use 8% sevoflurane to safely induce anesthesia in children despite anecdotal reports that the sweet-smelling anesthetic can cause seizurelike, jerking movements, according to a recent review published in Pediatric Anesthesia. Read More
Is there a better way to treat severe periodontitis?
August 5, 2022 -- Combining conventional scaling with an anti-infective drug treatment may improve outcomes for patients with severe periodontitis, according to a commentary published on August 1 in Periodontology 2000. Read More
Legal Case: Are you ready to perform sedation dentistry?
August 4, 2022 -- "Dr. E," a general dentist in practice for more than 30 years, took advantage of her state's sedation dentistry laws by attending a weekend course on dental sedation management. Not long after, a patient died in her practice, followed by a demand for settlement. Dr. Marc Leffler, Esq., breaks down the case. Read More
Root canals linked to rare Eagle syndrome
July 29, 2022 -- Imaging aided in revealing that the rare Eagle syndrome, which is caused by a calcified stylohyoid ligament, may be linked to dental inflammatory events, specifically root canal treatments, according to a study published on July 26 in the International Dental Journal. Read More
10% of COVID-19 survivors may develop craniomandibular disorders
July 19, 2022 -- Approximately 1 in 10 survivors of severe COVID-19 may develop craniomandibular disorders within six months following prolonged intubation, according to a study recently published in the Journal of Stomatology, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. Read More
Should you prescribe antibiotics to patients with prosthetics?
July 18, 2022 -- When it comes to prescribing prophylactic antibiotics to patients with prosthetic joints who are undergoing invasive dental procedures, dentistry and orthopedic surgery remain divided, according to a session at the 2022 Illinois Summit on Antimicrobial Stewardship. Read More
ADA antibiotic guidelines are still shifting dental practices
July 15, 2022 -- New guidelines on antibiotic use for tooth pain and intraoral swelling have shifted the mindset about the use of antibiotics in dentistry, according to a session held on July 12 at the Illinois Department of Public Health's 2022 Illinois Summit on Antimicrobial Stewardship. Read More
Most ED visits for toothaches result in antibiotics
July 8, 2022 -- Most adults and children who visit the emergency department (ED) for toothaches leave with prescriptions for antibiotics, according to a retrospective study published July 6 in the American Journal of Emergency Medicine Read More
Man cleared for treatment after dentist hypnotizes him
July 6, 2022 -- A dentist in New York hypnotized a 51-year-old patient to reduce his high blood pressure, clearing him to undergo scheduled restorative treatment, according to a case report recently published in the International Journal of Dentistry and Oral Health. Read More
Music and aromatherapy can help anxious pediatric patients
July 1, 2022 -- Music therapy combined with aromatherapy can effectively manage fear of dental care and associated anxiety in school-aged children, according to a study published on June 30 in the Journal of Dental Sciences. Read More
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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 5-21
Raleigh, North Carolina United States
Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) for Dentists and Staff
August 12
Raleigh, North Carolina United States
Sedation Permit Renewal/Refresher for Dentistry
August 13
Raleigh, North Carolina United States
IV Moderate Sedation Training
September 9-25
Houston, Texas United States