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Sedating Patient on Morphine for Back Pain

A patient requests treatment under sedation, and discloses she has had two back surgeries with morphine as the principal painkiller. Can she safely be sedated per DOCS protocols?

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Beware the "Mount Everest Toothache."

We all have patients who complain that a sore tooth feels like it's going to explode, but did you know this is actually possible in certain circumstances? Incisor takes a look at barodontalgia.

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Mouth-To-Body Infections: What's the Actual Risk?

Experts are conflicted on whether antibiotic prophylaxis is necessary to treat patients with heart stents, knee replacements or other implanted surgical appliances. Get the facts here.

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Sedation of Patients with Benzodiazepine Allergy

What are the options when you cannot relieve a patient's anxiety with benzodiazepine medication? DOCS Education faculty weigh in.

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You'll Never Guess Which Famous People Used to Be Dentists

A career in dentistry can lead many places, from the Old West to the Silver Screen. Check out these historical and contemporary figures who got their start on the humble handpiece.

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"My Patient Eats Bricks!" – Problematic Patterns in Patients with Pica

Lots of activities can cause dental damage, but what do you do about patients who are compelled to eat non-food items?

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Moving Forward After a Break-In

When a DOCS member experiences a break-in damaging her DEA Cabinet, what should she do to continue serving the patients scheduled for the next day?

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Study Finds Women Predisposed to Develop Dry Socket

An analysis published in the Journal of the American Dental Association suggests that women may be predisposed to alveolar osteitis as a result of higher estrogen.

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Oral Cancer Risk may be Increased by Gum Disease Bacteria

Periodontitis associated bacteria have been found to secrete metabolic by-products that could lead to an increased risk for a type of oral cancer.

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Flossing for the High Score - Motivation in the 21st Century

Could goal-tracking software help patients maintain oral hygiene? The next step in getting patients to floss might be one of these apps.

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We are pleased to bring you another story from a DOCS Education member who was able to utilize their advanced care life support training outside of the dental office. Read what happened here
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It’s that time again! The Winter 2013 DOCS Digest is here and ready for you to view on your computer, tablet or mobile phone. Find out what’s inside here.
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A recent attendee of DOCS Education’s DALS® course finds himself in a situation outside the office where his training became invaluable. He sent us his story and we feel it is important that you read it.
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Sedation Safety Week is right around the corner. We’re busy putting the finishing touches on all our material, but we need your help.
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After completing your training with DOCS Education you’re craving the next challenge. In this article we explain the process for the next evolution in your Sedation Dentistry practice: becoming a Fellow or Diplomat with DOCS Education. Elevate your learning and your practice – start your application process today.
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At DOCS Education’s continuing education seminar in Atlanta last weekend, Dr. Jean-Claude Kharmouche won the giveaway all the Oral Sedation Dentistry attendees were gunning for.
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