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Ill. man dies after being administered too much anesthesia
July 27, 2021 -- An Illinois man died after being administered an inappropriate amount of anesthesia during dental surgery, according to a report published on July 26 in the Lake and McHenry County Scanner. Read More
Adverse events are common in pediatric dental patients
July 23, 2021 -- In a recent study, approximately 90% of U.S. pediatric dentists reported having at least one child experience an adverse event during dental treatment within the past five years. The findings were presented on July 23 at the virtual International Association for Dental Research meeting. Read More
Needle sticks, burs cause most dental school injuries
July 22, 2021 -- Needle sticks and uncovered burs are responsible for most dental school injuries, according to research presented on July 22 at the virtual International Association for Dental Research meeting. Read More
CBD spray may help treat oral ulcers
July 22, 2021 -- Cannabidiol (CBD) oral spray may inhibit inflammation in tongue ulcers, relieve pain, and accelerate the closure of lesions, according to an animal study presented at the virtual 2021 meeting of the International Association for Dental Research. The finding may help advance efforts to develop new therapeutic strategies for oral ulcers. Read More
Air Techniques adds nasal hood product line
July 19, 2021 -- Air Techniques has launched a new product line of nitrous oxide and oxygen nasal hoods. Read More
GSK to spin off its consumer healthcare division
July 16, 2021 -- GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) plans to spin off its consumer healthcare division into a separate company, according to a report posted July 15 on Forbes.com. Read More
Drug overdose deaths soar 30% during the pandemic
July 14, 2021 -- Drug overdose deaths in the U.S. climbed nearly 30% in 2020, according to preliminary data released on July 14 by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The 93,331 deaths last year represent the highest number of overdose deaths ever during a 12-month period. Read More
NIDCR seeks grant submissions on pain management
June 25, 2021 -- The U.S. National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research (NIDCR) and other agencies of the National Institutes of Health are seeking grant submissions for developing safe, effective, and nonaddictive therapeutics to treat pain. Read More
Dental Dose: The brief history of cocaine in dentistry
June 18, 2021 -- In the late 1800s and early 1900s, cocaine was an anesthetic agent of choice in dentistry, explains Tom Viola, RPh, in the latest episode of Dental Dose. But perhaps more surprising, cocaine has accepted medical uses as an anesthetic agent to this day. Read More
Kids skip the dentist after general anesthesia procedures
June 17, 2021 -- Researchers from Scotland found a significant drop in dental care visits after children in the U.K. underwent general anesthesia for dental procedures in a recent study. The findings were published on June 4 in the European Archives of Paediatric Dentistry. Read More
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Second Opinion: Outpatient detoxification for opioid-addicted patients

While steps are needed to reduce the number of prescribed opioids in the U.S., what about those patients who may already be addicted and at risk? In this Second Opinion, Vikram Tarugu, MD, details a detoxification program that may be appropriate for your patients and your community. Read more.

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Raleigh, North Carolina United States
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August 20
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