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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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Mind Your Manners with Sedated Patients

How much can sedated patients really remember? More than you think, says new study.
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A Clinical Imperative: Educate Your Patients About Antibiotics

Are you ready to join the fight against antibiotic resistance? An easy way to do your part as a community medical professional.
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ADA Resolution 77 Update: It's Not Over Yet!

You may know the final outcome of the ADA House of Delegates vote on Resolution 77. But understanding the who, how and what's next is just as crucial.

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Treating medically complex patients requires sedation dentists to stay current on developments in the medical/pharmaceutical fields. For instance, how should you treat a patient taking Pradaxa? DOCS Education provides solutions.
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Phil Openshaw, DDS, was born in Copenhagen, Denmark, and grew up in Modesto, California, where he’s been practicing general dentistry for over 20 years. A graduate of the Baylor College of Dentistry, Dr. Openshaw has made several humanitarian trips to Africa and recently shared some thoughts about the profession with the Incisor.
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Thomas M. Henson, DDS, has practiced in Athens, Georgia, for over three decades. He attended the University of Georgia and the Emory University School of Dentistry. Dr. Henson also served on the Georgia Board of Dental Examiners for five years. Recently he shared some thoughts about dentistry with the Incisor.
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Congratulations to April Burus for her recent nomination for Most Effective Dental Assistant Educator! We're happy to report that she is a finalist to receive a Dr. Bicuspid Dental Excellence Award in her category.
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Scott Strommer, DDS, practices at New Image Dental in San Diego, CA. A graduate from the UCLA School of Dentistry, Dr. Strommer recently became a graduate of the Kois Center in Seattle. The doctor has been a member of DOCS Education for the past 11 years.
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After a tornado ripped through Joplin, Mo. on May 22, Michael Fitterling, DDS, worked hard to reopen his practice only one month after the disaster.
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