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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 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 Dental PharmacologyInfection control

Managing Records Necessary for Sterilization of Instruments and Devices

by Mary Govoni, CDA, RDH, MBA

(Updated March 2020) The profession of dentistry in Canada, particularly in Ontario, has experienced some negative publicity in recent years as a result of practices that have been inspected and closed due to infection prevention and control breaches. In some

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

July 18, 2017 News AwardsDental PharmacologyNews

Work in Dental Research and Pharmacology Education Recognized

by University of Buffalo

University at Buffalo School of Dental Medicine faculty members Frank Scannapieco and Peter Bradford have been named 2017 fellows of prestigious academic societies in the fields of dental research and pharmacology. Frank Scannapieco, DMD, PhD, chair and professor in the

September 29, 2016 News Dental CareDental PharmacologyNewsPreventive Dentistry

Antibiotics Prior to Procedures May Be Helpful in Preventing Infections

by USNewsWire

New American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) criteria specify when it may be appropriate to consider antibiotic administration prior to various dental procedures to prevent infection of orthopaedic replacement joints or implants. “Appropriate Use Criteria (AUC) for the Management of

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. Advertisement The Pacific Dental Conference is one of the largest dental conferences in North America, offering a varied and contemporary selection of

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

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

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