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November 5, 2018 News News

NICE Should Change Antibiotic Guidelines for Dental Patients, Study Shows

by University of Sheffield

New research has revealed the impact a change in US guidelines had on the prescribing of antibiotic prophylaxis (AP) to prevent a life-threatening heart condition infective endocarditis (IE) in patients before undergoing invasive dental treatment. The findings of the international

September 22, 2016 News DentistryNewsOral HealthOral SurgeryPreventive Dentistry

Removing Symptom-Free Wisdom Teeth Isn’t Always Necessary

by Kathryn Doyle, The Globe and Mail

Although removal of wisdom teeth is very common, there are no studies that show a benefit to taking them out when they are not causing pain or other problems, according to a new review of existing research. Third molars, or

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

August 3, 2016 Feature Dental CareImplantologyPractice Operations

Keys to Predictable Socket Grafting – Part 1

by Carl E. Misch, DDS, MDS, PhD (hc); Vivian A. Roknian, DMD

To satisfy the ideal goals of implant dentistry in a predictable manner, hard and soft tissues should present in ideal volumes and quality. The alveolar process is affected so often after tooth loss that socket grafting is usually indicated to achieve optimal results. Reasons

April 21, 2011 News AnaesthesiaPediatric dentistry

Syringe cover takes the fear out of pediatric local anesthesia

by ken

By Rob Goszkowski – Dr.Bicuspid.com April 21, 2011 — Getting children to sit through a dental procedure is a challenge most practitioners inevitably face. The mere mention of the word “needle” can prompt anxiety and panic in young patients, making

November 6, 2010 News Keeping you guessing

Go green, save mold…. Most patients don’t need antibiotics before dental procedures to prevent infective endocarditis

by ken

American Heart Association scientific statement DALLAS, April 20 – Taking a precautionary antibiotic before a trip to the dentist isn’t necessary for most people, and in fact, might create more harm than good, according to updated recommendations from the American