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Methadone and Oral Sedation

Methadone is a powerful opioid used for maintenance treatment as part of the process of treating opioid dependency.

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Seizures Induced by Dental Fear

When a patient seizes during a routine hygiene appointment, their companion mentions that it may be due to acute dental fear. Can the clinician safely provide this patient a comfortable experience?

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Why You Should Ask Your Patients About Their Sleeping Habits

Could sleeping tendencies and oral health be connected? A new study implicates sleeping habits as a potential source of enamel erosion.

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New Study Links Higher Amelogenin Levels To Healthier Enamel

Genetic predisposition to weaker or stronger enamel might influence caries formation more than previously thought.

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Pre-Sedation Baseline Vitals

A DOCS Education Gold member inquires:

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Is Your Patient-Acquisition Technique Inclusive to Everyone?

A new dental consumer survey highlights disparities on how patients look for dentists, choose dental insurance, and receive care.
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Topical Anesthesia Weak? Add Electricity!

A new method of local anesthesia administration has emerged using electricity to increase tissue penetration. Could high-fear patients stand to benefit?

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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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When it comes to sedation, the importance of safety cannot be emphasized enough. The fourth annual Sedation Safety Week will be held March 12-16, 2012, and highlights a specific dentist as the 2012 Sedation Dentist of the Year.
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The person who answers the phone makes the first impression for your dental practice. What impression is your practice making? Does your dental office staff know how to turn a call from a prospective patient into a booked appointment?
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If you're participating in National Children's Health Month, tell us your story. You'll get the chance to win a free Pediatric Sedation Dentistry or Pediatric Sedation Dentistry Recertification course!
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We recently had the opportunity to interview Dr. Allan Ringard of Silverado Dental Care. He has been serving the residents of Napa since 1987.
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Are you participating in National Children's Dental Health Month? Tell us how, and you'll be entered to win a free Pediatric Sedation Dentistry or Pediatric Sedation Dentistry Recertification course at any seminar! Learn more...
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Does your receptionist know how to turn nervous callers into patients? DOCS Education members can access free phone training for staff. Make the right impression from the first contact, and bring more patients into your practice.
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