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Medication-Related Osteonecrosis of the Jaw – AAOMS
“The Special Committee recommends changing the nomenclature of bisphosphonate-related osteonecrosis of the jaw (BRONJ). The Special Committee favors the term medication-related osteonecrosis of the jaw (MRONJ)…” Click here to read more.
Guidelines Ab Prophylaxis – AHA
“Infective endocarditis (IE) is an uncommon but life-threatening infection. Despite advances in diagnosis, antimicrobial therapy, surgical techniques, and management of complications, patients with IE still have high morbidity and mortality rates related to this condition…” Click here to read more.
Drug Allergies and Implications for Dental Practice – Daniel Becker, DDS
“Adverse reactions to medications prescribed or administered in dental practice can be worrying. Most of these reactions are somewhat predictable based on the pharmacodynamic properties of the drug. Others, such as allergic and pseudoallergic reactions, are generally unpredictable and unrelated to normal drug action…” Click here to read more.
Emergency Drug Kits: Pharmacological and Technical Considerations – Daniel Becker, DDS
“The risk for complications while providing dental procedures is greatest when caring for patients having significant medical compromise. It is comforting that significant adverse events can generally be prevented by careful preoperative assessment, along with attentive intraoperative monitoring and support…” Click here to read more.
Local Anesthetics: Review of Pharmacological Considerations – Daniel Becker, DDS, and Kenneth Reed, DMD
“Local anesthetics have an impressive history of efficacy and safety in medical and dental practice. Their use is so routine, and adverse effects are so infrequent, that providers may understandably overlook many of their pharmacotherapeutic principles…” Click here to read more.
Pain Management: Part 1: Managing Acute and Postoperative Dental Pain – Daniel Becker, DDS
“Safe and effective management of acute dental pain can be accomplished with nonopioid and opioid analgesics. To formulate regimens properly, it is essential to appreciate basic pharmacological principles and appropriate dosage strategies for each of the available analgesic classes…” Click here to read more.
Nitrous Oxide and the Inhalation Anesthetics – Daniel Becker, DDS, and Morton Rosenberg, DMD
“Nitrous oxide is the most commonly used inhalation anesthetic in dentistryand is commonly used in emergency centers and ambulatory surgery centers as well. When used alone, it is incapable of producing general anesthesia reliably, but it may be combined with other inhalation and/or intravenous agents in deep sedative/general anesthestic techniques…” Click here to read more.
Dental Numbering Systems – Justi Educational Department
“The Universal Numbering System was adopted by the ADA and in is use by most general dentists today. Tooth number 1 is the tooth farthest back on the right side of the mouth mouth in the upper (maxillary) jaw. Numbering continues along the teeth upper teeth toward the front and across to the tooth farthest back on the top left side number 16…” Click here to read more.
Evidence-Based Clinical Recommendations Regarding Screening for Oral Squamous Cell Carcinomas – JADA
“The American Cancer Society (ACS) estimated that there would be 35,720 new cases of cancer of the oral and pharyngeal region in the United States in 2009, with 7,600 deaths from the disease.1 When focusing specifically on the oral cavity, ACS estimated that in 2009, there would be 23,110 new cases of cancer of the oral cavity (hereafter referred to as “oral cancer”) and 5,370 deaths…” Click here to read more.
The Use of Prophylactic Antibiotics Prior to Dental Procedures in Patients With Prosthetic Joints – JADA
“In 2012, a panel of experts representing the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) and the American Dental Association (ADA) (the 2012 Panel) published a systematic review and accompanying clinical practice guideline (CPG) entitled “Prevention of Orthopaedic Implant Infection in Patients Undergoing Dental Procedures: Evidence-based Guideline and Evidence Report…” Click here to read more.
Current Management of Oral Cancer – JADA
“The management of oral cancer has undergone radical change in the last 10 years and continues to evolve rapidly. Discoveries in molecular biology, diagnostic techniques, surgery, radiation therapy and medical oncology have altered many traditional concepts. In this article, we discuss current concepts in the management of oral cancers and review emerging ideas and therapies…” Click here to read more.
Preparing for Medical Emergencies: The Essential Drugs and Equipment for the Dental Office – JADA
“Every dentist can expect to be involved in the diagnosis and treatment of medical emergencies during the course of clinical practice. These emergencies may be related directly to dental therapy, or they may occur by chance in the dental office environment. Although just about any medical emergency can occur during the course of dental treatment, best practice dictates that dental personnel must be prepared to provide effective basic life support (BLS) and seek emergency medical services in a timely manner…” Click here to read more.
Broken Local Anesthetic Needles: A Case Series of 16 Patients, With Recommendations – M. Anthony Pogrel
“The modern disposable hypodermic needle, which dentists use to administer local anesthetic, became available in the 1960s and was a great improvement on the previously available reusable needles that were thicker, had to be sterilized and sharpened and had a habit of breaking. These needles usually were made of carbon steel, although gold and platinum needles also were available…” Click here to read more.
Permanent Nerve Involvement Resulting From Inferior Alveolar Nerve Blocks – M. Anthony Pogrel
“It has been documented that on rare occasions, an inferior alveolar nerve block can cause permanent alteration in the sensation over the distribution of the lingual nerve, the inferior alveolar nerve or both nerves.1.2 Studies have suggested that in the vast majority of cases when a nerve is affected abnormally by local anesthetic, spontaneous recovery occurs over an eight-week period.1.3 It had been estimated that between 85 percent1 and 94 percent2 of such injuries resolve in this way…” Click here to read more.
Lingual Nerve Damage Due To Inferior Alveolar Nerve Blocks – M. Anthony Pogrel
“It is known that, on rare occasions, an inferior alveolar nerve block can cause permanent paresthesia, anesthesia or dysesthesia of both the inferior alveolar and lingual nerves. There are only a small number of studies of this phenomenon in the literature,1-10 which suggest an incidence ranging from one in 26,000 inferior alveolar nerve blocks2 to one in 800,0005 inferior alveolar nerve blocks…” Click here to read more.