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February 5, 2019 Feature AnesthesiologyOral & Systemic HealthOral Health

Marijuana: What Dentists Need to Know

by Caroline DeVincenzi, DMD

The Cannabis plant, commonly known as marijuana, is the most commonly used illicit drug worldwide, with roughly 35 million people using marijuana each month in the United States. 1 Other than alcohol, cannabis is the most commonly used drug in

February 5, 2019 Feature AnesthesiologyImplantologyOral Health

Biomechanical Implant Failures Management of an Implant Failure: A Case Report

by Joshua Shieh, BDS, MDS

Introduction The goal of modern dentistry is to restore the patient’s oral health to normal contour, function, aesthetics and speech. 1 The era of dental implants have ushered in a new treatment concept where the patients no longer have to

February 5, 2019 Feature AnesthesiologyOral Health

Supplemental Oxygen in an Acute Myocardial Infarction

by Dr. Rachel Tobis

You are about to begin dental treatment on your healthy 65-year-old male patient when he suddenly develops severe chest pain. You suspect he is having an acute myocardial infarction and immediately call 911. You then refer back to the treatment

February 5, 2019 Feature AnesthesiologyOral Health

Dental Poem: My Favourite Things

by Mary Strever (for Victor Duchnay)

(adapted from the tune sung by Julie Andrews in A Sound of Music) Caps on incisors and people who listen And brush all their teeth till they sparkle and glisten. Children who don’t even flinch when it stings, These are

February 5, 2019 Feature AnesthesiologyEditorialOral Health

The New Standard (and Why We Should Comply)

by Dr. Peter Nkansah

“Gotta hit the club/Like you hit them hit them hit them angles” – Nice For What (clean version), Drake On November 15, 2018, the Royal College of Dental Surgeons of Ontario accepted a new revision of the Standard of Practice

August 7, 2018 News AnesthesiologyNews

Dental Board Votes to Allow Arrested Dentist to Keep Practicing

by Dave Biscobing, Shawn Martin, ABC15 News

The Arizona dental board rejected calls from Governor Doug Ducey to take stronger action against a dentist facing criminal charges for falsifying his anesthesia credentials. At a public meeting Friday, board members defiantly called on the Governor’s Office to produce

July 11, 2018 News AnesthesiologyNews

Arizona Dentist Falsely Obtained General Anesthesia Permit

by Dave Biscobing, Shawn Martin, ABC15 Arizona

Governor Doug Ducey is demanding immediate answers and action from Arizona’s Dental Board after an ABC15 investigation revealed a Valley dentist obtained a general anesthesia permit using documents multiple people and organizations said are fake and fraudulent. In a letter

March 19, 2018 News AnesthesiologyNews

Sedation Safety Week Encourages Awareness for Dentists

by DOCS Education, PR Newswire

The theme of the 10th Annual Sedation Safety Week, which runs today through Friday, is “Awareness.” Sedation Safety Week (SSW) programs and activities are free and open to all oral health professionals. Details are available at www.SedationSafetyWeek.com. As it has each spring

February 14, 2018 Feature AnesthesiologyOHGdataOral Health

Data Driven Dentistry

by Jillian Cecchini, Managing Editor

What better way to learn how to be successful than through the experiences of your peers and colleagues. Throughout our lives, we draw from our own experiences to make decisions and conclusions. Making informed decisions is a quality that will

February 14, 2018 Feature AnesthesiologyEditorialOral Health

Bias vs. Integrity

by Peter Nkansah, DDS, Dip. Anaes

Honesty is such a lonely word – Billy Joel Bias and integrity are strange bedfellows. They are two qualities that we speak of in absolute terms although there is no absolute measure for them. Both qualities force us to look

May 31, 2017 News AnesthesiologyDentistryNews

Alberta Dentists Suspended from Providing Anesthesia

by Slav Kornik, Global News

The Alberta Dental Association and College (ADA&C) has permanently suspended single operator sedation. The motion was passed at a meeting on May 24, which states that registered dentists in Alberta can no longer “simultaneously provide deep sedation or general anesthesia

February 2, 2017 Feature AnesthesiologyOral Health

The Fine Line Between Business and Science

by Oral Health

Congratulations for lunching AT THE ROOT in your January 2017 edition! The column promises to maintain and enhance Oral Health relevance. Over the years, the journal has maintained an effective balance between the business and the scientific sides of dentistry.

February 2, 2017 Feature AnesthesiologyClinical case reportOral Health

Ludwig’s Angina – A Case Report

by Christos Papadopoulos, DDS; Andrew Wong, DDS, MSc, FRCD(C); Jason Choi, DDS, FRCD(C); Wa Sham Cheung, DDS, FRCD(C)

Introduction Ludwig’s angina was first reported by Wilhelm Frederick von Ludwig in 1836. It is a severe and quickly spreading cellulitis characterized by significant involvement of the submandibular, sublingual and occasionally submental space. This condition is potentially fatal if not

February 2, 2017 Feature AnesthesiologyOral Health

Safety of Dental Anaesthesia – A Short Literature Review

by Alia El-Mowafy, BDS

Caleb Sears was a healthy six-year-old boy in California that went to his oral surgeon’s office for a routine extraction under general anaesthesia (GA). Unfortunately, Caleb did not survive the procedure. He suffered hypoxic brain damage and he was not

February 2, 2017 Feature AnesthesiologyOral Health

Barriers to Deep Sedation and General Anaesthesia in Dentistry

by Soheil Khojasteh, DDS; MSc Candidate (Dental Anaesthesiology)

Dental anaesthesiologists are dental specialists who administer deep sedation or general anaesthesia (DS/GA) to patients in order to facilitate dental treatment. The indications for DS/GA in dentistry are vast and include, but are not limited to: anxiety associated with dental

February 2, 2017 Feature AnesthesiologyEditorialOral HealthPaediatric Dentistry

Editorial: The Extinction of the Operator-Anaesthetist?

by Dr. Peter Nkansah

Recently the Royal College of Dental Surgeons of Ontario chose to update the Standard of Practice for the Use of Sedation and Anaesthesia in Dental Practice. While this was a semi-scheduled review (the document is revised roughly every five years),

February 2, 2017 Feature AnesthesiologyDentistryTradeshows

Conference Preview: Pacific Dental Conference 2017

by Oral Health

The largest dental conference in North America is back this spring. Hosting at the Vancouver Convention Centre in British Columbia, the Pacific Dental Conference will have over 300 exhibiting companies and over 200 opportunities for hands-on courses and lectures. Over

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

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