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February 8, 2021 Feature AnesthesiologyEditorialPharmacology

Prepare to Win

by Peter Nkansah, DDS, Dip. Anes.

“It’s been too hard living/But I’m afraid to die/’Cause I don’t know what’s up there/Beyond the sky” – A Change Is Gonna Come by Sam Cooke. According to Bill Bryson’s book, The Body, there are about 8,000 things that can

February 8, 2021 Feature AnesthesiologyOral HealthPharmacology

Case Report: Use of Intramuscular Glycopyrrolate Bromide for Hypersalivation

by Amanda Vincci Chiu DDS, PGY-1 Dental Anesthesia; Carilynne Yarascavitch, DDS, MSc (Dental Anesthesia)

Summary This case report provides a review of the use of the intramuscular (IM) injection of glycopyrrolate bromide as an antisialagogue. In this case, copious saliva interfered with the ability to obtain an accurate impression of the tooth preparation. Glycopyrrolate

February 8, 2021 Feature AnesthesiologyOral HealthPharmacology

Opinion: Dentists Who Do Not Provide Sedation Should Not Be Required to Carry Naloxone

by Derek Decloux, BSc, DMD, MSc (Dental Anesthesia)

No, it was not a copy editor who wrote the title of this opinion piece. It was I, Derek, a practising dentist anesthesiologist, who wrote this after having contemplated writing a piece on something rather the opposite. I thought it

February 8, 2021 Feature AnesthesiologyOral HealthPharmacology

A Brief History of Propofol and the Introduction of Remimazolam as a Potential Heir Apparent

by Paul Azzopardi, MSc, DDS

Propofol (2,6-diisopropylphenol) is an intravenous (IV) sedative-hypnotic agent commonly used for the IV induction and maintenance of general anesthesia.1 It has a rapid-onset, provides a rapid recovery even after multiple bolus doses or continuous infusion, and has anti-emetic properties which

February 8, 2021 Feature AnesthesiologyOral HealthPharmacology

Diphenhydramine as a Local Anesthetic: Case Report

by David Charrette, BMSc, BDS; Jason Wong, BSc, DMD; Michael Shimizu, BSc, DMD, MSc, FRDC

Keywords: local anesthetic, allergy, diphenhydramine, emergency treatment Abstract Allergy to local anesthetics is a rare condition which poses a unique challenge for dental treatment. In this article, we present a case of suspected allergy to conventional local anesthetics which was

February 8, 2021 Feature AnesthesiologyDental PharmacologyOral Health

Tobacco Cessation and Dentistry

by Dr. Abbass Saleh, DMD

Introduction The COVID-19 pandemic has made people more conscious about their overall health. It is a good moment to discuss tobacco smoking cessation with our patients. Tobacco smoking has overall devastating effects on health. It continues to be the number

February 8, 2021 Feature AnesthesiologyOral HealthPharmacology

Lipid Emulsion Treatment for Local Anesthetic Systemic Toxicity

by Dr. Cameron Goertzen, DDS

Local anesthetics are used by dentists extensively and when used erroneously, such as intravenously or above the maximum dose, life-threatening local anesthetic systemic toxicity (LAST) can result. The signs and symptoms of LAST can appear immediately after injection if injected

February 8, 2021 Feature AnesthesiologyOral HealthPharmacology

The Problems with the COVID-19 Test: A Necessary Understanding

by John Hardie, BDS, MSc, PhD, FRCDC

Viewpoint: Introduction On August 26th, 2020 Professor Mark Woodhouse, a senior scientific advisor to the UK Government stated the following, “We couldn’t think of anything better to do. Lockdown was a panic measure and I believe history will see that

February 8, 2021 Feature AnesthesiologyDental PharmacologyDental TechnologyOral HealthOrthodontics

Get Things Straight: Introducing OrthoFX, a Company Ready to Realign Your Approach to Orthodontics

by Lou Shuman, DMD, CAGS, CEO and Founder of Cellerant Consulting

Are there limits to the convenience culture? In a world where a click of an app can keep you well read, well fed and cozy in bed, all without leaving the house, consumers have come to not just prefer just-in-time

February 4, 2020 Feature AnaesthesiaAnesthesiologyDental PharmacologyOral HealthPharmacology

Mandibular Anesthesia: Troubleshooting and Overcoming Failure to Anesthetize

by Dr. Waters

Abstract When difficulty in obtaining adequate mandibular anesthesia is encountered a systematic approach incorporating the evaluation of patient factors and operator technique will substantially improve outcomes. Even for the most experienced dental practitioners, consistent, profound mandibular anesthesia remains difficult to

Marijuana Dentists
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

Implant Failure
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

Acute Myocardial Infarction
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

Acute Myocardial Infarction
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

Acute Myocardial Infarction
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

Infection Control
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