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Are obese children at risk of traumatic dental injuries?

This summary is based on the article published in Dental Traumatology: Are overweight/obese children at risk of traumatic dental injuries? A meta-analysis of observational studies (August 2015) Patrıcia Correa-Faria, Stefano Petti Context Overweight/obese subjects are at higher risk to develop several chronic diseases, such as diabetes, cardiovascular diseases, musculoskeletal disorders, and some forms of cancer 1. Overweight/obesity may also affect oral health, as it is statistically associated with dental caries 2, periodontal disease 3, oral cancer 4, and, possibly, traumatic dental injuries (TDI) 5–7. The association between overweight/obesity and TDI has been investigated through cross-sectional and cohort studies with controversial ...

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Update on medical emergencies in dental practice and on local anesthesia: key messages from Dr. David Isen

                    On April 10, 2014, Dr. David Isen delivered an all-day continuing education course on medical emergencies in dental practice, and on advanced local anesthesia for dentists for the Ottawa Dental Society. At the end of the course, Dr. Isen briefly summarized for me the key takeaway messages that he communicated during his course. That summary is captured in the video embedded in this post (the video is just over 2 minutes long). The course was very well attended and the feedback from attendees was very positive. Dr. Isen is a ...

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Essentials of Airway Management, Oxygenation, and Ventilation: Part 2

This summary is based on the article published in Anesthesia Progress: Essentials of Airway Management, Oxygenation, and Ventilation: Part 2: Advanced Airway Devices: Supraglottic Airways (Fall 2014) B Rosenberg, DMD, J. C Phero, DMD, and D. E Becker, DDS Context Part 1 in this series (Click here for the summary of part 1) on emergency airway management focused on basic and fundamental considerations for supplying supplemental oxygen to the spontaneously breathing patient and utilizing a bag-valve-mask system including nasopharyngeal and oropharyngeal airways to deliver oxygen under positive pressure to the apneic patient. This article will review the evolution and use ...

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Essentials of Airway Management, Oxygenation, and Ventilation

This summary is based on the article published in Anesthesia Progress: Essentials of Airway Management, Oxygenation, and Ventilation: Part 1: Basic Equipment and Devices (Summer 2014) Daniel E. Becker, Morton B. Rosenberg, and James C. Phero Context Offices and outpatient dental facilities must be properly equipped with devices for airway management, oxygenation, and ventilation. Optimizing patient safety using crisis resource management (CRM) involves the entire dental office team being familiar with airway rescue equipment. The immediate availability of this equipment is especially important during the administration of sedation and anesthesia as well as the treatment of medical urgencies/emergencies. Basic airway ...

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