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March 10, 2022 News AnaesthesiaNews

A Widow’s Mission to Change North Carolina Dental Sedation Rules

by North Carolina Health News

When Shital Patel accompanied her husband Henry to a dental appointment in Leland on July 30, 2020, she was told it would not be long before he returned to the lobby of Mark Austin’s oral surgery practice. Hemant “Henry” Patel,

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February 7, 2022 Feature AnaesthesiaAnesthesiologyEditorialOral HealthPharmacology

Got ‘Til It’s Gone

by Peter Nkansah, MSc, DDS, Dip. Anes.

Don’t it always seem to go/That you don’t know what you’ve got ‘til it’s gone. – Joni Mitchell (“Big Yellow Taxi”) There is an active application to recognize Dental Anesthesia as a dental specialty nationwide. Dental Anesthesia is recognized as

February 4, 2020 Feature AnaesthesiaDental PharmacologyOral HealthPharmacology

Intraosseous Access to the Circulation: A Valuable Tool in Medical Emergencies

by Bomee Kim

The two most common methods for administering systemic medications to dental patients is by enteral (PO) or intravenous (IV) routes. In an emergency, the PO route has a slow onset of action. The drug, administered PO, needs to be absorbed

February 4, 2020 Feature AnaesthesiaDental PharmacologyOral HealthPharmacology

NPO Guidelines and Current Evidence-Based Considerations

by Cameron Goertzen, BMSc, MSc, DDS, MSc (Candidate Dental Anesthesia); Joonyoung Ji, DMD, MSc, DIP. ADBA

Current nil per os (npo) standards promote pre-operative fasting as an approach to reduce the volume and acidity of a patient’s stomach contents to reduce the risks of regurgitation and subsequent pulmonary aspiration. Pre-anesthesia fasting standards apply to any procedure

February 4, 2020 Feature AnaesthesiaDental PharmacologyOral HealthPharmacology

Peri-Operative Epistaxis During Dentistry: A Case Report

by Sina Moshiri, BSc, DDS, MSc Candidate (Dental Anesthesia); Cameron Goertzen, BMSc, MSc, DDS, MSc Candidate (Dental Anesthesia); Kevin Dann, BSc, DDS, BScD (Dental Anesthesia)

Epistaxis (nasal bleeding) is a relatively common complication that may arise during a dental visit that utilizes sedation/anesthesia. While rarely fatal, appropriate and prompt management of peri-operative epistaxis is critical in order to prevent further harm. This article will discuss

February 4, 2020 Feature AnaesthesiaDental PharmacologyOral HealthPharmacology

Reviewing Contraindications to Nitrous Oxide

by Derek Decloux, BSc, DMD, MSc (Dental Anesthesiology), Dip ADBA

All practitioners who deliver nitrous oxide to their patients should be intimately familiar with the relative and absolute contraindications to its administration. Relative Contraindications Nasal obstruction: Nitrous oxide sedation can proceed if despite some degree of nasal obstruction, the patient

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

February 4, 2020 Feature AnaesthesiaDental PharmacologyOral HealthPharmacology

Assessing BONES May Give You Moans, But it Can Help Manage Oversedation

by Rob Matsui; Paul Azzopardi, HBSc, MSc, DDS

Pre-operative airway assessment and management is essential to successful dental treatment under procedural sedation. In the event of oversedation, defined as the transition from an intended level of sedation to an unintended deeper level of sedation, the patient’s ability to

February 4, 2020 Feature AnaesthesiaDental PharmacologyEditorialOral HealthPharmacology

Evidence-Based Guidelines and Regulations?

by Peter Nkansah

“Sign, sign, everywhere a sign/Blockin’ out the scenery, breakin’ my mind/Do this, don’t do that/Can’t you read the sign?” – Signs by The Five Man Electrical Band A repeated discussion that I have with colleagues is that dentistry, as a

Paediatric Anaesthesia Neurotoxicity: Bring Back the Papoose Board?
January 7, 2020 Feature AnaesthesiaOral HealthPediatric dentistry

Paediatric Anaesthesia Neurotoxicity: Bring Back the Papoose Board?

by Gino Gizzarelli, BScPhm, DDS, MSc (Dental Anaesthesia)

Every day children of all ages are sedated or anaesthetized for dental treatment both in the hospital and more commonly now in the dental office. The use of physical restraint for a dental procedure in a child has largely been

March 31, 2012 News AnaesthesiaClinicalMedical newsPatients with disabilitiesWellness

New mode of oral sedation

by ken

Dental anxiety keeps millions of people from seeing the dentist as often as they should. Our sources indicate that sedation dentistry will soon offer a new way of relieving dental fear: medical marijuana. With an increased tolerance of medicinal marijuana, early reports

March 30, 2012 News AnaesthesiaClinicalPediatric dentistry

The Use of Office-Based Sedation and General Anesthesia by Board Certified Pediatric Dentists Practicing in the United States

by ken

The purpose of this study is to explore the use of office-based sedation by board-certified pediatric dentists practicing in the United States. Pediatric dentists have traditionally relied upon self-administered sedation techniques to provide office-based sedation. The use of dentist anesthesiologists

March 8, 2012 News AnaesthesiaPediatric dentistry

Preschoolers in Surgery for a Mouthful of Cavities

by ken

By CATHERINE SAINT LOUIS Published: March 6, 2012 SEATTLE — In the surgical wing of the Center for Pediatric Dentistry at Seattle Children’s Hospital, Devon Koester, 2 ½ years old, was resting last month in his mother’s arms as an anesthesiologist held a bubble-gum-scented mask

January 31, 2012 News AnaesthesiaEndodonticsMarketing strategiesTradeshowsTrends in Dental Education

Setting Standards – Yankee Dental Congress

by ken

From Robin Goodman – Dental Tribune America BOSTON, Mass., USA: During the recent Yankee Dental Congress, constant rain gave attendees ample reason to get lost among the educational lectures or the aisles of the exhibit floor, but one hardly needs

January 14, 2012 News AnaesthesiaPeriodontology

More U.S. periodontists offering IV sedation

by ken

By Rob Goszkowski, Assistant Editor Dr.Bicuspid January 4, 2012 — The concerted efforts of U.S. dental schools to offer more IV sedation training for periodontists have had a significant impact on the profession, according to the results of a survey published in the Journal

January 13, 2012 News Anaesthesia

Needle-free anesthetic close to marketability

by ken

From Dental Tribune USA – January 10, 2012 SILVER SPRING, Md. & FORT COLLINS, Colo., USA: Efficacy trials for a new dental anesthetic that saves patients the pain of injections are continuing after the company responsible for the development of

December 23, 2011 News Anaesthesia

Addition Of Mannitol Increases Effectiveness Of Dental Nerve Block Anesthesia

by ken

By Marty Jablow Allowing a patient to be comfortable and pain-free during surgical and restorative dental procedures is an essential part of the process. The most commonly used local anesthetic injection for lower teeth is the inferior alveolar nerve (IAN)

December 18, 2011 News AnaesthesiaEndodontics

The Efficacy of Mylohyoid Nerve Anaesthesia on Dental Implant Placement at the Edentulous Posterior Mandibular Ridge

by ken

Journal of Oral Implantology  – with obvious implications for the endodontically needy hot tooth Hasan A ALTUG, Metin SENCIMEN, Altan VAROL, Necdet DOGAN, Necdet KOCABIYIK, and Aydin GULSES, DDS PhD Gülhane Military Medical Academy, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Gülhane Military Medical Academy

September 2, 2011 News Anaesthesia

AZ Endodontist on Painless Dental Injections With “Onset”

by ken

Anesthetic buffering with Onset by Onpharma.com Related articles Endo Perio Implant Algorithm Redux (blogohj.oralhealthjournal.com) I Don’t Think So!!!!!!!!!! (blogohj.oralhealthjournal.com) Innovative dental injection system could ameliorate patient discomfort (blogohj.oralhealthjournal.com) There are times you simply can’t afford to be wrong….. (blogohj.oralhealthjournal.com) Huh,

August 10, 2011 News Anaesthesia

Innovative dental injection system could ameliorate patient discomfort

by ken

from Dental Tribune International – August 10, 2011 NEWCASTLE, UK: Researchers from Newcastle University have developed a dental injection system that could reduce patients’ pain when being injected. The system, a modification of a dental local anaesthetic cartridge that allows