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Sedation Medication Interaction with Verapamil

How best should a clinician handle the sedation of an older patient taking verapamil? DOCS Education faculty weigh in.

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Archaeologists find Earliest Evidence of Dental Fillings

Researchers have identified ancient evidence of dental fillings used to stabilize a cracked tooth in the early Neolithic period, far earlier than previous finds have indicated fillings developed.

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Oral Cancer Screening and Beyond: The Changing Role of Dentists in Healthcare

Could dentists instead of physicians offer testing for diseases? Unprecedented availability of cancer, HIV and diabetes testing means dentists can go further in serving their patients.

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Patients with Addison's Disease – Is Antibiotic Prophylaxis necessary?

Do patients with Addison's disease need preventative antibiotics to receive ordinary restorative care? DOCS Education faculty weigh in.

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New Space Technology Modeled after Sea Urchin Teeth

Sea urchins can scrape, cut and chew nearly everything thanks to their unique dentition. Scientists are attempting to adapt this morphology to accomplish diverse tasks on space exploration missions.

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Next Step in Preventing HIV Transmission? Free Testing at the Dentist.

Experts estimate nearly 22,000 in New York are unaware they are infected with HIV. A new testing program at the Buffalo School of Dental Medicine aims to inform patients about their HIV status.

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Sedating Patients who have Undergone Bariatric Surgery

The pharmacodynamics of sedation are determined by factors including metabolism and gastrointestinal function. How do medical procedures that modify these attributes affect sedation appointments?

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New Delayed-Release Toothpaste Ingredient Helps Overnight Remineralization

Fluoride is undoubtedly one of the biggest advances in preventative dentistry, but could the application method make it more effective?

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The Top Three Most Bizarre Animal Teeth

Teeth have been modified for many purposes across the animal kingdom. These are our top picks for the strangest adaptations and structures.

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Unexpected Antibacterial Effect Observed in Bio-Ceramic Compound

Could the newly-discovered antibacterial effect of a bio-ceramic be used to curb the periodontitis epidemic in America?

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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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