Study: Cannabis Use Associated With 25% Higher Risk Of Heart Attack, 42% Greater Stroke

New research published in the Journal of the American Heart Association indicates that using cannabis, through smoking, eating, or vaping, may elevate the risk of heart attacks and strokes. The study, analyzing survey data from 434,104 U.S. adults between 2016 and 2020, found that cannabis users had a higher risk of cardiovascular problems, independent of […]

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CBD For Dental Pain In Place Of NSAIDS

A randomized controlled study has demonstrated that cannabidiol (CBD) may serve as an effective alternative to nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) for managing acute dental pain, particularly beneficial for patients unable to tolerate NSAIDs. The research, led by Vanessa Chrepa, PhD, DDS, MS from UT Health San Antonio, involved adults with moderate to severe dental pain,

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Flip the Script: Treatment Presentation Should Be More Listening Than Pitching

Guest Author David Darab DDS MBA CEPA, Darab Business Advisors In the realm of dental care—and indeed, in any sector where commerce and personal interactions intersect—there’s a relentless emphasis on “case presentation skills.” This topic saturates discussions among coaches and consultants, workshops, and countless online resources, with a staggering 40,000,000 Google search results and 288,000

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Dental Opioid Prescriptions Increased During COVID-19, Pausing Trends in Reduction

A recent cross-sectional analysis of IQVIA Longitudinal Prescription Data reveals a concerning increase in dental opioid prescribing during the COVID-19 pandemic. The study, covering the period from 2016 to 2022, initially showed a 45% decrease in dental opioid prescriptions. However, during the pandemic, this positive trend slowed, with a 31.4% surge in dental opioid dispensing

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New Study: 4th Wave Of Opiate Crisis Skyrockets

A recent study published in Addiction examined polysubstance overdose deaths in the United States during the transition to the fourth wave of the drug overdose crisis. The researchers analyzed national death records from 2010 to 2021 and found an over 50 fold increase in overdose deaths involving both fentanyl and stimulants, with the most substantial

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Socratic Dental Alliance Op Ed: Exposing False Narratives and Health Concerns of COVID Crisis

We are fortunate as both clinicians and Americans to have a hero of exponential proportions amongst us.  For those who have not heard of Dr. Peter McCullough, he is a practicing cardiologist, epidemiologist and internist.  He is one of the most published cardiologists (over 1000 publications and 685 citations in the National Library of Medicine)

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