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Could Botulinum Toxin A be a treatment for trigeminal neuralgia and temporomandibular joint dysfunction?

This summary is based on the Rapid Response Report developed by the Canadian Agency for Drugs and Technologies in Health: Botulinum Toxin A for the treatment of trigeminal neuralgia and temporomandibular joint dysfunction: a review of the clinical effectiveness Full Report (PDF) CONTEXT Temporomandibular joint dysfunction (TMD) is a musculoskeletal and rheumatologic disorder of the temporomandibular joint, which may result in jaw deformities, malocclusion, inflammation, and compression of the bilaminar tissue, with pain and dysfunction being the most prominent clinical features. Trigeminal neuralgia (TN) is a disorder caused by proximal compression of trigeminal nerve root, which may bring about electric shock-like pain ...

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Teaching Effective Light Curing: What is the energy required and the energy delivered?

This video is presented by Drs. Steve Armstrong and Marcos Vargas from the College of Dentistry and Dental Clinics at the University of Iowa Dr. Steve Armstrong is Professor and Chair of the Department of Operative Dentistry in the College of Dentistry & Dental Clinics at the University of Iowa Dr. Marcos Vargas is Professor in the Department of Family Dentistry in the College of Dentistry & Dental Clinics at the University of Iowa Traditionally a great deal of time and attention was spent on teaching appropriate dental adhesive placement technique and placement handling and sculpting of resin composite. However, very little attention has been given ...

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How can I perform restorations in one appointment? Video Demonstration

On an experimental basis, we have asked a limited number of companies to provide us with practical “How To” answers to clinical questions. We were prompted to conduct this experiment when dental team members told us that they visit company websites and consult company representatives for practical clinical information. We look forward to receiving your feedback on this experiment.   This Practical How To is presented by Heather Tuggle, Communications Manager at Carestream Dental, Imaging Software and Practice management Solutions Technology in dentistry seems to move at a dizzying pace, so it is no surprise to learn that indirect restorations ...

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What is the clinical and cost effectiveness of using dental crowns for vital and endodontically treated teeth?

This summary is based on the Rapid Response Report developed by the Canadian Agency for Drugs and Technologies in Health: The use of dental crowns for vital and endodontically treated teeth: a review of the clinical and cost effectiveness and guidelines.  Full report (PDF) CONTEXT The choice of dental restoration depends on the amount of remaining tooth, which may influence long term survival and cost. For endodontically treated teeth, it is believed that coronal coverage can improve the clinical success of the restored teeth. An endodontic post is a partial prosthesis that is fixed inside the root canal. They are used to ...

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How safe are benzodiazepines?

This summary is based on the Rapid Response Report developed by the Canadian Agency for Drugs and Technologies in Health: High dose and watchful dosing of benzodiazepines: a review of the safety and guidelines Full Report (PDF)   Key Findings No “watchful dose” for benzodiazepines was identified. Benzodiazepines may be used in higher than 10 mg diazepam-equivalent doses in some circumstances, but data were limited. Context   Benzodiazepines are compounds that enhance the activity of gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA)-A receptors by increasing the affinity of the receptors for GABA. Therefore, benzodiazepines are prescribed as anxiolytic medications. In Canada, the labeled indications include, the treatment of anxiety disorders, panic disorder, ...

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How do you manage the patient with a dry socket (Alveolar Osteitis)?

This Urgent Care Scenario (USC) is presented by the JCDA Oasis Team in collaboration with Dr. Daisy Chemaly. The USC is also available through Oasis Help Complication of wound healing following the extraction of a tooth. The patient experiences severe throbbing pain caused by bone exposure at the site of extraction. Following the extraction, a blood clot forms at the socket to protect the bone. When the clot dislodges or dissolves prematurely, the nerves and bone become exposed, leading to pain.    Do you need further information related to this subject? Do you have any comments or suggestions? Email us at oasisdiscussions@cda-adc.ca ...

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Case Conference Follow up: Exploring treatment alternatives for the unsatisfactory removable partial denture

Phase 2 of the Case Conference presented in collaboration with Dr. Bill Abbott from the International Team for Implantology (ITI)    A great number of dentists responded to questions related to the treatment challenge presented in this case. As we have committed to you, we are providing you with a summary of the responses received.   Responses to Question 1 Responses to Question 2 Responses to Question 3  View the Case video   Do you have any comments or suggestions? Email us at oasisdiscussions@cda-adc.ca Your are invited to comment on this post and provide further insights by posting in the comment box ...

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How Do I manage a patient with asthma?

  This medical Condition Consult is presented by the JCDA Oasis Team Asthma is a chronic inflammatory respiratory disease associated with increased airway hyper-responsiveness. Patients are sensitive to a variety of stimuli (e.g., cold air, salicylates, NSAIDs, cholinergic drugs, beta-adrenergic blocking drugs). No information available to require special precautions.   Prescribe the following with caution, due to likely adverse reactions: 1. NSAIDs, ASA-containing medications: Samter triad syndrome, an association of ASA sensitivity, ASA-induced asthma, nasal polyposis or sinusitis. 2. Barbiturates, narcotics: may precipitate an asthma attack.   Sulfite preservatives A coughing reflex and prolonged supine positioning. Consider semisupine chair position. ...

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