This week I discuss facial infections and antibiotics and the indications for hospital admission and antibiotic resistance.
EP124: Dental news to abuse and brush your teeth in 10 seconds and oral health and colon cancer link
In this week’s episode we discussed Dental news and we start off with a new barrier device for tablets and then go into common ways that insurance companies deny Dental claims Heparin your bottom line then discuss a new automated toothbrush that cleans the entire dentition in 10 seconds and then a nice all-around discussion about using LinkedIn as your latest social media platform to increase your business
EP123: Articaine vs Lidocaine for palatal anesthesia, VSP vs CSP, Orbital Mirroring for Reconstruction?
In this episode, I discuss some excellent articles. We will look at the relative concentration of lidocaine vs articaine in the rabbit model to see if there is a reason why palatal anesthesia is better with buccal infiltration with Articaine. We also look at orbital fractures in the elderly vs the young and compare and contrast. We also look at virtual mirror to assist with orbital reconstruction and virtual surgical planning vs conventional surgical planning for orthognathic surgery.
This weekend I was on call and so I discuss three cases that I came across. The first case had a history of a dental extractions approximately 3 weeks ago that did not resolve and was admitted with gas in the pterygomandibular and the buccal space. The second case was a trauma case of someone that was assaulted with fists and had oss of consciousness and a small subdural bleed. This patient was taken to the main operating room and had open reduction internal fixation of a lefort 1, lefort two and right side zygoma fracture. The third case that I discuss is a young man that tripped and fell on a cable and broke his jaw in two places and was taken to the operating room where he was wired closed and then fixated with plates and screws. Please go to the interesting cases section at wwwdentistbraincandy.com to see pictures of these cases.
In this episode, I discuss the pathogenesis of Osteoradionecrosis (ORN) and the staging of ORN and the treatment modalities available including surgery, hyperbaric oxygen therapy, pentoxifylline and tocopherol as well as dental management with these cases. 21 days should pass from the time of the last dental surgery before radiation is started, 14 days at a bare minimum.
This week’s podcast is dedicated to the Pleomorphic Adenoma I was introduced to and treated over the last 3-4 weeks. I go over the history of this lesion, the initial treatment and definitive treatment and if you go to www.dentistbraincandy.com episode 120 Interesting Cases Section you will find some killer photos of the lesion.
In this episode, I start by discussing briefly the existence of the AAOMS white paper on prescribing opioids responsibly. Specifically, I discuss an article in the AAOMS Today publication that goes over CPT and CDT coding guidelines.
Using an opioid-sparing technique in your office is expensive and has a significant financial impact. Knowing the proper codes and the ins and outs of these codes from both a medical dental and hcpcs perspective will help you realize when you can get reimbursement and how you can get reimbursement for using things such as Dexamethasone Toradol and Exparel. I then deviate sharply to briefly discuss the Trefoil system introduced by Nobel Biocare at the AAOMS meeting this fall. I think you will find this episode enlightening, helpful and financially rewarding.
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In this episode, I start by discussing antibiotic resistance and its implications in society as well as the reasons for this increase in antibiotic resistance. We discussed the causes including easy access in developing nations over administration prescription by healthcare providers as well as providing antibiotics to prophylactically livestock. I then transition nicely into clostridium difficile infections and discussed the most likely antibiotics and the odds ratio of developing a C. difficile infection from antibiotics and then treatment for a C. difficile infection. This includes an FMT or poop transplant.
In this episode a review malignant hyperthermia. I start with the initial diagnosis and then go step-by-step on the treatment protocols for malignant hyperthermia. I also provided in the interesting case is section is a document that all planes what each person is to do when a case of malignant hyperthermia should happen in your facility. This is available for download. I then show an interesting case when placing implants in the tuberosity and an all on 6 restorations along with some mandibular implants. For this patient. She had a denture converted into a screw-retained provisional at the time of the surgical procedure and did quite well.
In this episode, I go over 10 tips on how to increase your case acceptance and make your bottom line explode in 2018. Following these few simple ideas will radically change your bottom line in 2018. Remember that right now overhead is covered and any increase in collections goes into your personal bank account. I also discuss what Section 179 is, the limits for 2017, and limitations and advantages of Section 179.