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Do Teeth Have a Gender?

Feminine teeth, masculine teeth—is there really a difference? Some studies say there are size differences between the teeth of men and women, but others refute the claim. Incisor looks at the role teeth can play in gender identity, including gender reassignment surgery.

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Calling for University Connections!

Dental students are hungry for more information on nitrous oxide and sedation. So, DOCS Education is offering student lunch-and-learns at universities across the U.S. Tell us where we should visit next!

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Wires, Drills, Epoxy–Oh My! DIY Dentistry

Dremel power tool + acrylic resin + Internet = DIY Dentistry!

Find out more about the growing Internet trend of do-it-yourself dentistry. Warning: you may be left speechless after reading this blog post.

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Should a patient stop his methadone medication for a sedation appointment?

What do you do when your patient with a history of opioid addiction is being treated with methadone? A DOCS Education member consults faculty members, Drs. Jerome Wellbrock and PJ Goyal, to get advice on the proper sedation protocol.

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Get Back to Basics! Read the DOCS Digest Spring Issue

Are you a CE Junkie? Get addicted to understanding the basics so you can become a better dentist. All you have to do is start with reading the Spring 2015 DOCS Digest—now available in digital format!

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Why Every Dental Office Needs InspectionPass

Inspections are becoming a more commonplace requirement for sedation permits—15 states and counting. Is your state one? But even if you're in a state where this practice is not yet convention, you should still run your office like you're preparing for an inspection. Find out three irrefutable reasons why.

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How a Change in Medications for a Type 1 Diabetic Patient Affects the Sedation Protocol

A sedation patient with type 1 diabetes returns to a DOCS Education member's practice with a new regimen of medications. How has this patient's condition changed, and how does it affect the sedation protocol?

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Could Plasma Be Dentistry's Next Superhero?

It sterilizes faster than a speeding bullet.
It bleaches more powerfully than hydrogen peroxide.
It improves composite performance with a chemical bond.

It's non-thermal atmospheric plasma!

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Studies Show Dentists Underestimate Patient Demand for Sedation

Are you talking about your sedation services enough? Probably not, says one dental anesthesiologist at the University of Toronto. Numerous studies and surveys show that dentists are underestimating patient demand for sedation.

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Seeking advice on first oral sedation dentistry appointment

After you complete your oral conscious sedation training, the next step is selecting that first case you'll be treating in your office. When are medical conditions a red-flag regarding who should be treated, and just how complicated should your case be right out of the gate? A freshly-trained member of DOCS Education checks in with Dr. Wellbrock before seeing his first sedation appointment.

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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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