Does the Route of Dental Sedation Matter? – Audio

In October 2015, Raymond A. Dionne, DDS, Ph.D, participated in a live national teleconference to address the question, “Does the Route of Dental Sedation Matter?

Dr. Dionne, a a research professor in the School of Dental Medicine at East Carolina University, is the co-author of Management of Pain and Anxiety in Dental Practice and has published more than 100 scientific manuscripts related to his lifelong work on pain and pain control.

An audio reply of the briefing is available to stream or download here.

Previously, Dr. Dionne served as Chief, Pain and Neurosensory Mechanism Branch at NIDCR (National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research) and Scientific Director at the National Institutes of Health‘s (NIH) National Institute of Nursing Research.

Recommended Reading – References

(Partial List)

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Dionne RA, Gordon SM, McCullagh LM, Phero JC: Assessment of clinical needs for anesthesia and sedation in the general population. J Am Dent Assoc 1998; 129:167-173.
Ehrich DG, Lundgren JP, Dionne RA, Nicoll BK, Hutter JW: Comparison of oral triazolam, diazepam, and placebo as outpatient premedication for endodontic patients.  J Endodontics 1997; 23:181-184.


Berthold CB, Dionne RA, Corey SE: Comparison of sublingually and orally administered triazolam for premedication prior to oral surgery.  Oral Surg, Oral Med, Oral Pathol, Endo 1997; 84:119-124.


Kaufman E, Hargreaves KM, Dionne RA: Comparison of oral triazolam and nitrous oxide to placebo and intravenous diazepam for outpatient premedication.  Oral Surg, Oral Med, Oral Pathol, 1993; 75:156-164.