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October 24, 2016 News AnesthesiologyDental OfficeDentistryGeneral PracticeNewsOral Surgery

Many Questions are Arising Around Alberta’s Anesthesia Guidelines

by Alexandra Zabjek, CBC News

Alberta is one of just two provinces where dentists with specialized training both administer general anesthetic and perform a dental procedure on a patient, according to a CBC inquiry. The majority of provinces require at least two “operators” be present

September 21, 2016 News AnesthesiologyDentistryNewsOral Health

ADA Guidelines Surrounding Sedation Dentistry to be Examined

by Yahoo! Finance

Dentists and their team members throughout the country are invited to participate in an informative, live Town Hall teleconference ahead of the upcoming American Dental Association Annual Meeting in Denver. The Town Hall is being organized and will be hosted

Young adult African American female patient is being sedated while laying on operating table. Senior adult Caucasian female anesthesiologist is using medical equipment to sedate patient.
August 5, 2016 News AnesthesiologyDental CareNews

Dentists’ Access to Anesthesia Is Being Examined in Texas After Multiple Concerned Reports

by Kate Weidaw, KXAN

The Anesthesia Committee with the Texas State Board of Dental Examiners is meeting Friday afternoon to discuss possible changes when it comes to the permitting process for dentists who offer anesthesia for dental procedures. This committee only meets on an

August 2, 2016 News AnesthesiologyDentistryNewsPreventive Dentistry

Crosstex Broadens Product Portfolio with Acquisition of Accutron Inc.

by Krysten McCumber

Cantel Medical Corporation subsidiary, Crosstex, continues its’ market diversification and expansion with the acquisition of Accutron Inc., the industry leading manufacturer of “conscious sedation” nitrous oxide delivery systems and nasal masks. Conscious sedation in dentistry is used to put the

February 4, 2016 Feature AnesthesiologyDental PharmacologyDentistry

Pacific Dental Conference 2016

by Oral Health

The 2016 Pacific Dental Conference will once again be held at the Vancouver Convention Centre from March 17th-19th. The Pacific Dental Conference is one of the largest dental conferences in North America, offering a varied and contemporary selection of continuing

Chagger Figure 1
February 4, 2016 Feature AnesthesiologyDental PharmacologyDentistry

ConeBeam CEREC Integration

by Bobby Chagger

Digital radiography can improve our ability as clinicians to treat patients effectively, quickly and in a manner that leads to treatment allowing for less pain and recall. This article describes digital radiography techniques, which help with diagnosis for all aspects

Malamed Figure 1. Chemical formulas of procaine (ester), lidocaine (amide) and articaine
February 4, 2016 Feature AnesthesiologyDental PharmacologyDentistry

ARTICAINE 30 Years Later

by Oral Health

Introduction Local anesthesia forms the backbone of pain control techniques in dentistry. Local anesthetics represent the safest (when used properly) and most effective drugs for the prevention and management of perioperative and post-operative pain. The first known injection of a

February 3, 2016 Feature AnesthesiologyDental PharmacologyDentistry

Minimal Oral Conscious Sedation with a Oral Benzodiazepine for the Adult Patient A Fact or Fiction Quiz

by Derek Decloux, DMD

Performing minimal oral (enteral) conscious sedation on a healthy adult patient with a benzodiazepine is a safe, cost-effective way to treat certain patients with dental anxiety. Go through the ten statements below with the intent of determining whether each presented

February 3, 2016 Feature AnesthesiologyDental PharmacologyDentistryViewpoint

Viewpoint: The Creative Destruction of Medical Histories

by Dr. Peter Nkansah, DDS, Dip. Anaes.

The term “creative destruction” was coined by Joseph Schumpeter in 1942.1 Schumpeter was an economist who was commenting on how capitalism evolves. Creative destruction in its original form refers to industrial mutations that revolutionize economic structures from within, creating a

Dr Nkansah
February 2, 2016 Feature AnesthesiologyDental PharmacologyDentistry

Registration: It’s Not All Bad

by Dr. Peter Nkansah, DDS, Dip. Anaes.

We have to register for a lot of things in Canada. We’re at the point where if we are asked to register for anything else, there is a good possibility that we will object. Take the recent debates about long-gun

February 1, 2015 Feature AnesthesiologyDentistry

Articaine and paresthesia in dental anaesthesia: neurotoxicity or procedural trauma?

by Dr. Mihaela Toma,1 Dr. Michael Berghahn,2 Stefan Loth,2 Bernardo Verrengia,3 Dr. Luigi Visani,4 Dr. Fabio Velotti4 1PharmaPart AG, Switzerland; 2Pierrel Research Europe GmbH, Germany, 3Pierrel Pharma srl, Italy; 4Genes Holding SA, Switzerland

INTRODUCTIONThe hypothesis that articaine, a local anesthetic with well-established effectiveness widely used in dentistry, might have neurotoxic effects is continuously under intense discussion. A number of reports claim to provide a basis for the opinion that articaine is related to

February 1, 2015 Feature AnesthesiologyDentistry

Local anaesthesia: Improving the patient experience

by Gregori M. Kurtzman, DDS, MAGD, FPFA, FACD, DICOI, DADIA

In health care dentists are often referred to as the local anaesthesia experts as we provide localized anaesthesia as an integral part of what is performed daily. When thinking of going to the dentist, this is the one aspect that

February 1, 2015 Feature AnesthesiologyDentistry

What’s Ethical?

by Dr. Nkansah

Strictly speaking, “ethics” is a plural noun that is supposed to relate to moral principles. Try as we might to define ethics and to follow them in our personal and professional behaviours, we sometimes fail. This is because while our

February 1, 2015 Feature AnesthesiologyDentistry

Dental Anxiety What Are We Missing?

by Jonathan Campbell, DDS

Dental professionals have become highly proficient in providing local anaesthesia. Local anaesthesia reduces pain by blocking sodium channels, however, many patients find the injection process anxiety-inducing.1 It is not only just pain that makes many patients uncomfortable. The plethora of

February 1, 2015 Feature AnesthesiologyDentistry

The Use of Automated Office Blood Pressure Devices in the Dental Practice

by Soheil Khojasteh, DDS

Blood pressure (BP) measurement can be a difficult and time-consuming task in the dental office. Many general practitioners avoid measuring their patients’ blood pressures, and some wonder, “Why should I even measure blood pressure in the office?” However, there are

February 1, 2015 Feature AnesthesiologyDentistry

An Approach To Pain Management With Non-Opioid Drugs

by Dr. Alia El-Mowafy &Dr. Peter Nkansah

It has been estimated that seventy-five percent of adults experience an element of dental anxiety, and that in ten percent of patients, such fear can prevent them from making a visit to the dental office in the early phase of

April 14, 2014 News AnesthesiologyDentistryGeriatric DentistryOral HealthOrthodontics

Celebrating two of Oral Health’s Editorial Board Members with the U of T Faculty of Dentistry Teacher of the Year Award

by Oral Health Group

Drs. Peter Nkansah and Randy Lang won University of Toronto Teacher of the Year awards at the Dental faculty recently. Dr. Nkansah won for 2nd Year and Dr. Lang won for 4th Year.   Congratualtions to both of these editorial

February 12, 2014 News AnesthesiologyDental OfficeDentistryOral HealthOrthodonticsPublic Health

OrthoBanc Partners with Smile for a Lifetime to Gift Smiles

by OrthoBanc & Smile For A Lifetime

OrthoBanc, a risk assessment and payment management provider specializing in electronic payments for orthodontists has  become an official corporate sponsor with the Smile for a Lifetime (S4L) Foundation, a national non-profit providing scholarships for free orthodontic treatment to under-served children.

February 1, 2014 Feature AnesthesiologyDentistry

The Mystery of Meal Time Swellings Revealed

by FM Jadu, EWN Lam

Patients often present with complaints that are not directly related to structures in the oral cavity, but rather to those around it. The salivary glands are examples of peri-oral structures that are sometimes at the root of a dental patient’s

February 1, 2014 Feature AnesthesiologyDentistry

Trends in Paediatric General Anesthesia in Canada

by Andrew C. Adams, BHSc, DDS

In October 2013, the Canadian Institute of Health Information (CIHI) released a very thorough and comprehensive report entitled: Treatment of Preventable Dental Cavities in Preschoolers: A focus on day surgery under general anaesthesia. The report states that every year in