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April 25, 2019 News News

Dental Patient Dies After Getting Too Much Anesthesia Too Quickly

by Steve Andrews, WFLA

Maureen and Gary Myers of Odessa are waiting – and have been for more than four years now. In September 2014, their 39-year-old son Tommy went in for a cleaning at Grand Dentistry in New Port Richey. Tommy, a special needs

April 14, 2019 News News

Two Patients Died After Going to Dentist Who Lost License, NC Officials Say

by Noah Feit, The State

A North Carolina dentist has lost her license after two patients were hospitalized and died following visits, state officials said. The North Carolina State Board of Dental Examiners revoked Shawana Patterson’s license to practice dentistry, as well as her general anesthesia

February 11, 2019 News News

Long Island Dental Assistant Nabbed for Allegedly Stealing Jewelry From Patients

by NBC New York

A dental assistant was arrested for allegedly stealing jewelry from patients after they were administered laughing gas at an office in Rocky Point, Suffolk County police announced Friday. Arieta Gouvakis, 38, was arrested in her Manorville home around 12:30 a.m.

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 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

February 1, 2019 News News

Oral Surgeon Accused of Sexually Assaulting Patients Under Anesthesia

by WECT

A Wilmington oral surgeon is accused of sexually abusing at least four of his patients while they were under anesthesia, according to the Wilmington Police Department. Michael Lee Hasson was arrested Thursday night and charged with second-degree forcible sexual offense

November 13, 2018 News News

Internal Emails Raise Questions About Dental Board Investigations

by Dave Biscobing, Shawn Martin, ABC15

After receiving repeated warnings about a dentist’s falsified anesthesia credentials, Arizona Dental Board officials intentionally looked the other way, silenced staff, and even helped the dentist continue to practice, according to internal emails and documents obtained by ABC15. The board’s

October 26, 2018 News News

Health Officials Discipline Vancouver Anesthesiologist Accused of Unprofessional Conduct in Boy’s Death

by FOX 12 Staff

Health officials in Washington state have taken disciplinary action against a Vancouver anesthesiologist accused of unprofessional conduct in connection to the death of a 4-year-old boy. The Washington State Medical Quality Assurance Commission previously filed claims again Dr. Chester Hu,

October 26, 2018 News News

Trial Begins for Dentist Accused of Killing 3-Year-Old Patient

by Sara Mattison, KHON 2

The trial is underway for the dentist accused of killing a three-year-old child during root canal procedures. Her defense attorney says the dentist did everything she could, but didn’t know vital information before she started the dental work. The prosecution

August 16, 2018 News News

Edmonton Dentist to Pay $330,000 After Patient Left with Permanent Brain Damage

by Kim Smith, Global News

A retired Edmonton dentist has to pay $330,000 related to the case of a young girl who suffered permanent brain damage following a dentist appointment nearly two years ago. Amber Athwal was four years old when she was given anesthesia for

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

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

Codeine: Are We Prescribing the Right Opioid to Our Patients?

by Derek Decloux, Dental Anesthesia Resident at the University of Toronto’s Faculty of Dentistry

Given the epidemic of narcotic abuse in Canada, it is important we discuss choices when prescribing opiods. We should be both more pensive prior to picking up our prescription pad and more careful when prescribing opiod analgesia to our patients.

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

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