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Patient-Limited Efficacy in Oral Conscious Protocols

What are the limitations of oral conscious sedation when treating very large and/or obese patients? DOCS Education faculty weigh in.

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Meet the Father of Dentistry

Nearly all of modern dentistry began with one man living in the early 1700s. Incisor takes a look at how the inventions and observations of Pierre Fauchard revolutionized dentistry.

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Optical Illusions in Dentistry

Can optical illusions interfere with treatment? A new study examines how the Delbouef illusion might influence the amount of material endodontists remove during a root resection.

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Hydroxyzine Reaction in Smoker?

A patient who is a pack-a-day smoker initially is sedated well, but arises agitated after several hours. Reaction to hydroxyzine or nicotine withdrawal? DOCS Education faculty weigh in.

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Paging Dr. Snake: Researchers Create Therapeutic Venom Database

Could venom from dangerous animals be used for medicine? Data scientists say it already has, and finding studies should be easier.

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Are Your Patients Damaging their Teeth with Whitening Products?

Are Your Patients Damaging their Teeth with Whitening Products?

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Is My Patient a Hyporesponder?

The importance of learning and disclosing all medications of a current patient is important, and may be a clue to why a patient doesn't respond to sedation as expected.

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Is Your Prescription Bankrupting your Patients?

What's behind the extreme variability in drug prices these days? Incisor takes a look at how fluctuations affect clinicians and patients alike.
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The Rise of No-Drill Dentistry

Is dentistry moving away from the handpiece? New atraumatic techniques may preserve oral health without the need for fillings in early cases.
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Tooth Extraction After Heart Surgery

A patient needs an abscessed tooth extracted, but his blood-thinning medication could complicate the procedure. DOCS Education faculty weigh in.
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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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What does the DOCS Education staff do when the attendees aren’t around, you may wonder? Aside from set-up and breakdown, crunching numbers and catching up on emails, here’s a sneak-peek behind the scenes at the Chicago seminar.
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The person who answers the phone makes the first impression for your dental practice. What impression is your practice making?
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You know the benefits that DOCS Education courses bring to your practice—do you know other doctors who would want the same? With the DOCS Share the Education Referral Program, both you and your colleagues save money on top-notch continuing education.
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Dr. Robert Maddux was named the 2012 Sedation Dentist of the Year last Friday, concluding Sedation Safety Week. Dr. Maddux, a sedation and cosmetic dentist in Hernando, MS, has been providing safe and successful sedation dentistry for nearly 10 years.
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Just in time for our Boston seminar, April 27–29, DOCS Education is excited to announce the addition of a new faculty member: Dr. Robert Fazio.
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