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1.  Salivary Cortisol, Salivary Alpha Amylase, and the Dental Anxiety Scale 
Anesthesia Progress  2013;60(2):46-53.
The aim of this study was to investigate the correlation between dental anxiety, salivary cortisol, and salivary alpha amylase (sAA) levels. Furthermore, the aim was to look into individual differences such as age, race, gender, any existing pain, or traumatic dental experience and their effect on dental anxiety. This study followed a cross-sectional design and included a convenience sample of 46. Every patient was asked to complete the Dental Anxiety Scale (DAS) and a basic demographic/dental history questionnaire. A saliva sample, utilizing the method of passive drooling, was then collected in 2-mL cryovials. Samples were analyzed for salivary cortisol and sAA levels by Salimetrics. Significant associations were observed between DAS scores and presence of pain and history of traumatic dental experience. However, no significant correlations were observed between DAS, cortisol, and sAA levels. Our study reconfirms that dental anxiety is associated with presence of pain and a history of traumatic dental experience. On the other hand, our study was the first to our knowledge to test the correlation between the DAS and sAA; nevertheless, our results failed to show any significant correlation between dental anxiety, cortisol, and sAA levels.
PMCID: PMC3683880  PMID: 23763559
Stress; Dental anxiety; Salivary cortisol; Salivary alpha amylase; Dental Anxiety Scale
2.  Nitrous Oxide and the Inhalation Anesthetics 
Anesthesia Progress  2008;55(4):124-131.
Nitrous oxide is the most commonly used inhalation anesthetic in dentistry and is commonly used in emergency centers and ambulatory surgery centers as well. When used alone, it is incapable of producing general anesthesia reliably, but it may be combined with other inhalation and/or intravenous agents in deep sedative/general anesthestic techniques. However, as a single agent, it has impressive safety and is excellent for providing minimal and moderate sedation for apprehensive dental patients. To gain a full appreciation of the pharmacology, physiologic influences, and proper use of nitrous oxide, one must compare it with other inhalation anesthetics. The purpose of this CE article is to provide an overview of inhalation anesthetics in general and to address nitrous oxide more specifically in comparison.
PMCID: PMC2614651  PMID: 19108597
General anesthesia; Inhalation anesthetics; Nitrous oxide; Conscious sedation; Moderate sedation
12.  Survey of Anesthetic Choice among Fellows of the American Dental Society of Anesthesiology 
Anesthesia Progress  1988;35(5):206-207.
Two hundred and fifty Fellows of the American Dental Society of Anesthesiology were surveyed concerning their personal preference of anesthetic technique, regional versus general anesthesia, through the use of two scenarios. Those surveyed preferred regional anesthesia as opposed to general anesthesia in both emergency and elective scenarios. These results are consistent with similar studies of anesthesiologists and nurse anesthetists, although these groups demonstrated an even greater bias toward regional anesthetic techniques.
PMCID: PMC2167867  PMID: 3250280
13.  Isoflurane (Forane) 
Anesthesia Progress  1982;29(1):28.
PMCID: PMC2515450

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