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Is Maximal Dosage for Local Anesthetics Taught Consistently Across U.S. Dental Schools? A National Survey.
Posted Date: 8/30/2018 4:00:00 AM
Issue: Pediatric Dentistry - August 30, 2018 - Vol. 32 - No. 9
Author(s): Janice Townsend, DDS, MS

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A Randomized Trial Comparing the Effect of Fiberoptic Selection and Guidance Versus Random Selection, Blind Insertion, and Direct Laryngoscopy, on the Incidence and Severity of Epistaxis After Nasotracheal Intubation.
Posted Date: 7/10/2018 3:54:00 AM
Issue: Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery - July 30, 2018 - Vol. 36 - No. 2
Author(s): Joseph Bruce Bavitz, DMD
Routinely using fiberoptics to evaluate nasal anatomy before intubation reduces the severity of epistaxis.
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Concerns Regarding the Single Operator Model of Sedation in Young Children.
Posted Date: 5/29/2018 8:51:00 PM
Issue: Pediatric Dentistry - May 30, 2018 - Vol. 32 - No. 5
Author(s): Travis Nelson, DDS, MSD, MPH

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Practice Patterns of Dentist Anesthesiologists in North America.
Posted Date: 5/29/2018 8:51:00 PM
Issue: Pediatric Dentistry - May 30, 2018 - Vol. 32 - No. 5
Author(s): Martha H. Wells, DMD, MS
The practice of dental anesthetists likely includes a mobile dentist anesthesiologist who offers deep sedation or general anesthesia with an unprotected airway to a pediatric patient.
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SmartTots Update Regarding Anesthetic Neurotoxicity in the Developing Brain.
Posted Date: 4/27/2018 5:18:00 PM
Issue: Pediatric Dentistry - April 30, 2018 - Vol. 32 - No. 4
Author(s): S. Thikkurissy, DDS, MS
A study has demonstrated that 1 exposure to anesthetics before 4 years of age is associated with <1% lower school grades and lower IQ test scores.
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Postoperative Nausea and Vomiting After Unrestricted Clear Fluids Before Day Surgery: A Retrospective Analysis.
Posted Date: 3/21/2018 2:47:00 PM
Issue: Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery - March 30, 2018 - Vol. 35 - No. 9
Author(s): Joseph Bruce Bavitz, DMD
Ingesting clear liquids up to the time of surgery for most patients is safe and may slightly decrease postoperative nausea and vomiting.
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Interim Therapeutic Restoration Approach Versus Treatment Under General Anaesthesia Approach.
Posted Date: 2/7/2018 2:27:00 PM
Issue: Pediatric Dentistry - February 28, 2018 - Vol. 32 - No. 2
Author(s): Travis Nelson, DDS, MSD, MPH
Restorations placed under general anesthesia have been shown to have lower rates of failure compared to those placed using the interim therapeutic restoration technique, but pain and infection rates remain.
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The Effect of Oral Dexmedetomidine Premedication on Preoperative Cooperation and Emergence Delirium in Children Undergoing Dental Procedures.
Posted Date: 11/27/2017 7:02:00 PM
Issue: Pediatric Dentistry - November 30, 2017 - Vol. 31 - No. 11
Author(s): Travis Nelson, DDS, MSD, MPH
Dexmedetomidine is becoming an increasingly popular sedative agent. The study by Keles et al showed that oral administration improves behavior during parent separation and general anesthesia induction when compared to a placebo.
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Dentists' Attitudes Towards Acute Pharmacological Pain Management in Children and Adolescents.
Posted Date: 9/14/2017 9:08:00 PM
Issue: Pediatric Dentistry - September 30, 2017 - Vol. 31 - No. 9
Author(s): Janice Townsend, DDS, MS
Pediatric dentists are more likely to recommend preoperative analgesics compared to general dentists, even though there are little data to support the efficacy of this practice.
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Immediate Postoperative Pain and Recovery Time After Pulpotomy Performed Under General Anaesthesia in Young Children.
Posted Date: 9/14/2017 9:08:00 PM
Issue: Pediatric Dentistry - September 30, 2017 - Vol. 31 - No. 9
Author(s): Matthew K. Geneser, DDS

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Comparing the Efficiencies of Third Molar Surgeries With and Without a Dentist Anesthesiologist.
Posted Date: 9/6/2017 7:54:00 PM
Issue: Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery - September 15, 2017 - Vol. 35 - No. 1
Author(s): Jeffrey D. Bennett, DMD
For medium- and high-difficulty third molar surgeries, use of a dentist anesthesiologist may be economically advantageous.
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The Newer Aspect of Dexmedetomidine Use in Dentistry: As an Additive to Local Anesthesia, Initial Experience, and Review of Literature.
Posted Date: 3/16/2017 3:37:00 PM
Issue: Pediatric Dentistry - March 30, 2017 - Vol. 31 - No. 2
Author(s): Janice Townsend, DDS, MS

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FDA Review Results in New Warnings About Using General Anesthetics and Sedation Drugs in Young Children and Pregnant Women.
Posted Date: 2/17/2017 6:39:00 PM
Issue: Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery - February 28, 2017 - Vol. 34 - No. 5
Author(s): J. Bruce Bavitz, DMD

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The Effect of Head Rotation on Efficiency of Face Mask Ventilation in Anaesthetised Apnoeic Adults: A Prospective, Randomised, Crossover Study.
Posted Date: 2/17/2017 6:39:00 PM
Issue: Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery - February 28, 2017 - Vol. 34 - No. 5
Author(s): J. Bruce Bavitz, DMD

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Preoxygenation: Physiologic Basis, Benefits, and Potential Risks.
Posted Date: 1/23/2017 7:16:00 PM
Issue: Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery - January 30, 2017 - Vol. 34 - No. 4
Author(s): J. Bruce Bavitz, DMD

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Perioperative Troponin Screening.
Posted Date: 9/29/2016 1:24:00 PM
Issue: Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery - September 30, 2016 - Vol. 33 - No. 11
Author(s): J. Bruce Bavitz, DMD

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Neurodevelopmental Outcome at 2 Years of Age After General Anaesthesia and Awake-Regional Anaesthesia in Infancy (GAS): An International Multicentre, Randomised Controlled Trial.
Posted Date: 7/27/2016 3:55:00 PM
Issue: Pediatric Dentistry - July 30, 2016 - Vol. 30 - No. 7
Author(s): Martha H. Wells, DMD

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Postoperative Pain in Children After Dentistry Under General Anesthesia.
Posted Date: 5/16/2016 6:14:00 PM
Issue: Pediatric Dentistry - May 30, 2016 - Vol. 30 - No. 4
Author(s): Martha H. Wells, DMD
Parents successfully use pain scales to determine that children do experience pain after dental rehabilitation, but they seldom administer analgesics.
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Demographic Predictors of NPO Violations in Elective Pediatric Surgery.
Posted Date: 3/9/2016 3:41:00 PM
Issue: Pediatric Dentistry - March 30, 2016 - Vol. 30 - No. 2
Author(s): S. Thikkurissy, DDS, MS
In nearly 10% of reported nothing to eat or drink violations before surgery, the child was crying inconsolably to where the parent couldn't take it anymore.
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Cognition and Brain Structure Following Early Childhood Surgery With Anesthesia.
Posted Date: 11/23/2015 4:19:00 PM
Issue: Pediatric Dentistry - November 30, 2015 - Vol. 29 - No. 10
Author(s): Martha H. Wells, DMD
A single exposure to general anesthetics early in life is associated with lower IQ and listening comprehension.
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