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AAPD Names New Board Officers and Trustees at Annual Session in New York City

The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD) inducted the new President and other Officers and Trustees for the AAPD Board of Trustees during its 64th Annual Session in New York.

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Federal agency seeking dentists for focus groups

The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, a component of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, is looking for general dentists...

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SynchroMed® Pump and Sedation

Any contraindications with the normal triazolam protocol for a dentophobic patient using a SynchroMed® pump to deliver Dilaudid® 10 mg/ml (2.5 mg/day) and clonidine 100 mcg/ml (25 mcg/day) to the lumbar area of the spine for kidney pain?

Fibromyalgia, Ropey Saliva, and High Anxiety

I have a patient with extremely high dental anxiety, severe Fibromyalgia, and thick, ropey saliva. What would you recommend regarding this case?

Recently updated dental sedation regulations

The DOCS incremental oral sedation protocols are considered moderate sedation and require a Class I (moderate oral) sedation permit in...

Patient Claiming Previous IV Valium Hallucination

I have a fearful patient who states that she previously hallucinated when given IV Valium® at a different office. I was planning on anxiolysis with triazolam. Should I be concerned about a similar reaction?

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Watch as one man's dream of bringing dental treatment to tens of thousands of less fortunate individuals becomes a reality.

How to handle a fidgety patient

I recently had two sedation patients who were very restless during their procedures. Should I have administered more sedation medication to the patients?

Treating a Patient with Serum Sickness

We recently had a patient whose medical history revealed serum disease as part of a sensitivity to narcotic agents. Is this a concern if we choose to use conscious sedation medications with her?

Anxious Patient with sarcoidosis and Graves' disease

I have a 24-year-old moderately anxious female patient with sarcoidosis in remission and diagnosed with Graves' disease at age 14. Are there any thoughts, suggestions or warnings?

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