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Pharmacological Reversal Agents in Dental Practice: Keys to Patient Safety

I had the pleasure to host Dr. Mark Donaldson to speak about the important reversing drugs that are found in the dental emergency kit. Mark goes into detail addressing 6 reversal agents: Naloxone, Flumazenil, Epinephrine, Diphenhydramine, Phentolamine, and Atropine. Chiraz Guessaier, CDA Oasis Manager Highlights Though uncommon, medical emergencies in the dental office are harrowing occurrences that can be the result of adverse drug reactions. Pharmacological antagonists have been developed for administration as reversal agents in emergency situations in which patients may have an untoward effect, typically caused by too much medication. Dental practitioners should be familiar with these agents to ...

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Practical How To: 3M Fluoride Varnish

Dentistry encompasses various elements of dental and oral health. Oral healthcare professionals place a special emphasis on caries prevention as there are various protocols, diagnostic tools and medicaments that can be effective in preventing or arresting the decay process. At the same time, the abundance of information can also be overwhelming for patients and may contribute to confusion about the effectiveness or necessity of preventive care. This potential for confusion is highlighted in Jo-Anne Jones’ video discussion with her neighbour about the merits of fluoride treatment especially when delivered in the form of a varnish. In the following video, a panel of ...

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CE Showcase ASM 2017: Purchasing a Practice

Dr. Bernie Dolansky, David Chong Yen, Bill Henderson, and David Rosenthal joined Dr. Suham Alexander to speak about their participation at ASM 2017 in Toronto.  This is a session for dentists  who are contemplating setting out on their own and purchasing a dental practice. Using a practical case-study approach, the four experts will guide dentists through the process of purchasing a practice and show them how to avoid common pitfalls. Learning Objectives Identify the key legal and financial considerations when purchasing a practice and recognize the tax advantages of incorporating a dental practice Analyze the key parameters when assessing the value of a ...

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Ownership vs. Tenantship of a Dental Practice

In this video, Tim Brown returns to speak with Dr. Suham Alexander about the advantages of owning the practice premises versus being owned by the landlord of the premises. Overall, owning the building is a much more palatable option for the following reasons: No lease or landlord issues to deal with Lease clauses can be difficult to navigate – relocation, demolition, renegotiations etc. Attractiveness of the practice increases when the real estate is part of the deal In short, when considering buying or relocating a practice, making an investment in real estate, even in today’s market, is very worthwhile. It ...

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Focusing the Medical History When Administering Nitrous Oxide

In this short video, Dr. Joonyoung Ji speaks to Dr. John O’Keefe about the absolute and relative contraindications for the use of nitrous oxide guide by the dental clinician. Highlights Nitrous oxide is often used to allay patient fears and anxiety that may occur during dental treatment. However, it should be used only after a thorough medical history by the dentist. Absolute contraindication Pregnancy Bowel obstruction Bleomycin Recent surgery in closed spaces such as eyes or middle ear Relative contraindications Pulmonary hypertension Intracranial pressure Folate deficiency Predisposition to nausea and vomiting In some instances, modifications can be made for patients ...

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CE Showcase: Root Canals Done Better, Faster and Safer: A Practical Course for GPs

Dr. Manor Haas, Certified Specialist in Endodontics in Toronto, spoke with Dr. Chiraz Guessaier about his upcoming session at PDC 2017. Highlights Dr. Haas sessions run as follows:  Thursday, March 9, 2017: 8:30 – 11:00: Root Canals Done Better, Faster and Safer: A Practical Course for GPs Thursday, March 9, 2017: 1:30 – 4:00: Endo Workshop for GPs: Locate, Instrument and Obturate Canals Friday, March 10, 2017: 8:30 – 11:00: Endo Workshop for GPs: Locate, Instrument and Obturate Canals (repeat)      

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CDA Secure Send: Demo Sessions at the Pacific Dental Conference 2017!

Come and check out the newest CDA member service at the Pacific Dental Conference 2017! On March 9 and 10, CDA will be at PDC to demo CDA Secure Send. Demos are scheduled for 10 a.m., 12:30 p.m. and 3 p.m. at booth #719. Drop by for a demo and you could win a $200 Visa gift card. What is CDA Secure Send? CDA Secure Send is an easy, simple-to-use system that allows dentists to exchange patient documents in a secure fashion. Send Information in Seconds CDA Secure Send meets the legal obligation to safeguard the confidentiality of patient data when ...

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Local Anesthetics for the Patient Suffering from Methemoglobinemia

Dr. Joonyoung Ji speaks with Dr. John O’Keefe about the risks of administering local anesthetics to patients suffering from methemoglobinemia. Highlights Scenario A patient has a scope performed in a hospital setting and benzocaine was used to numb the area before inserting the scope. Subsequently, the patient developed methemoglobinemia. The patient’s physician has now advised that all “-caine-type” anesthetics must be avoided in this patient for all dental work. Management Context is important to determine why a scope was performed and how the situation that developed was managed. Often, in medical settings the amounts of local anesthetics that are used ...

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