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Tumors with Teeth: The Terrifying Teratoma

What looks like an homage to John Carpenter's The Thing, and in rare cases can grow up to five pounds in weight? An unusual form of tumor known as the teratoma!

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Why Use a Slurry?

The mechanics of medication absorption are an important factor in dosing to effect. A DOCS Education member inquires as to the delivery method of the different medications.

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Looking to Ward off the Flu? Start by Brushing Your Teeth

Oral health has major implications for the rest of the body, including risk of infection. Maintaining good oral health may increase resilience against seasonal illness, including the flu.

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Should Hygienists Practice Independently in Underserved Areas?

Access to care remains a significant problem in poor and rural communities. Many hygienists argue that preventative care could be made more accessible by practicing without direct oversight.

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Sedation of Athlete with Repeated Head Trauma

An athlete with recurrent migraines presents for treatment, and the clinician recognizes gabapentin as a possible interaction. Are there more considerations to be made?

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Need a New Tooth? Just Pee.

Could human teeth be grown from cells harvested in our urine? Researchers have reverse-engineered stem cells that could be used as a natural tooth-replacement therapy.

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"It's all in your mouth!" Occlusion and Balance Found to be Related.

Could a bad bite throw more than just your oral health out of balance? Researchers have found an link between the mouth and one's balance and posture.

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Forum: Why No Triazolam and Lorazepam Protocol?

Many of the DOCS protocols combine two different drugs of the same class to achieve a more consistent, smoother or longer-lasting result. A DOCS member asks about a new combination.

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Are We Taking the Wrong Approach to Preventing Cavities?

The current state of dental healthcare in America has been described as an "epidemic" by numerous boards and committees. Are dentists providing a "band-aid solution" to a deeper problem?

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A Surprising New Look at Anxiety Treatment

Could a new treatment make dental fear a thing of the past? Researchers make a breakthrough in our understanding of anxiety and its etiology in the brain.

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Dr. Anthony Feck, Dean of faculty at DOCS Education, is joined by Six Month Smiles to bring you a free webinar entitled “Short Term Ortho for the Phobic Patient”. Learn how a general dentist can reach an entirely new patient base.
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Unlike diabetes or heart disease, addiction can’t be definitively detected through diagnostic tests. In many other ways, however, issues related to substance abuse mimic those of typical medical diseases. For example, the rates of depression and cardiovascular disease in the population are roughly equivalent to the incidence of addiction. By any measure, though, addiction presents a major public health problem.
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Register for Dr. Tony Feck’s free webinar, Short Term Ortho for GPs—Weighing the Options, and learn to help your patients improve their smiles quickly and efficiently. Short-term ortho provides an easy-to-learn, predictable system that produces results fast. Earn one FREE CE credit upon completion of the webinar and a short quiz.
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Nobody saw it coming. The widespread availability of fluoride that began decades ago seemed to guarantee an era free of caries. By 2011, experts predicted, children would have little use for dental care.
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Joint prophylaxis, effective post-op pain control and current trends in emergency medication: these are some of the vital topics DOCS Education plans to address for free via its website. The free online CE courses will be taught by...
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