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Seeking Assistance Regarding the Amnesic Effects of Sedation

A DOCS Education member asks a question regarding an extra-anxious patient and the amnesic effects, or lack thereof in this case, of the sedation medications. Two members of the DOCS Education faculty lend their opinions on what can be done differently for the second appointment.

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Trust in the Strength of Saliva

New findings have discovered that saliva actually protects teeth more than what has been previously believed. This exciting analysis may open up a new door to natural dental preventative care.

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You Got Fluoride in My Salt!

Lebanon has become the latest battleground in the debate over mass fluoridation. Do the health benefits of adding fluoride to commonly consumed foodstuffs outweigh the associated risks? A group of activists lead by an American University of Beirut nutritionist think not.

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Clarification on the Use of Hydroxyzine

A DOCS Education member wants to make sure all the T's are crossed and the I's are dotted when it comes to the use of hydroxyzine during a sedation appointment. Not one, but two DOCS Education faculty members weigh in.

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Find the best candidates for your team with this free webinar

DOCS Education and CEDR Solutions present a free webinar that will teach you the best practices when searching for new employees. All attendees earn 1 FREE CE! Click here to find out more.

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The Vaping Youth

A national survey recently reported that cigarette use in teens is down, and e-cigarette use is up. What does it mean for their teeth and dental treatment? Incisor investigates how this smoking statistic could be a reason for concern and how this alternative form of nicotine ingestion may cause mouth complications.

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Does sickle-cell anemia complicate sedation procedures?

A member of DOCS Education plans on treating a patient with sickle-cell anemia. The member provides all current medications and a sign-off from the patient’s primary care doctor. Is there anything else to be mindful of during the sedation appointment?

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In the Beginning...Birds Had Teeth. What Happened?

A long time ago, on our very own planet, birds used to have teeth. Yes, it’s true! A team of biologists confirm the truth about birds of the past and why they no longer share pearly traits like other animals.

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Molars are a Girl's Best Friend?

When you were a baby, did your parents have prints of your feet and hands made? What about a portrait? A photo in a locket?

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A DOCS Education member seeks advice on sedating a burn victim taking multiple medications

Dr. Jerome Wellbrock cautions against treating a 58-year-old patient whose existing medications already pose potential interaction risks—and advises an alternate route for treatment.

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DOCS Education Fellow Melissa Taylor Burton, DMD, is a graduate of the University of Mississippi School of Dentistry and a fellow of DOCS Education. She practices at Taylor Made Smiles in Franklin, Mississippi, with her father, Dr. James Taylor.
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The enduring value of nitrous oxide in the dental setting is the subject of an article published in the September issue of Inside Dentistry by Michael Silverman, DMD. Despite the fact that it was first used in dentistry over 150 years ago, the mechanism of nitrous remains poorly understood...
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The Pankey Institute and The Dawson Academy, among the world’s leading sources of dental continuing education, are just some of the professional enrichment I’ve enjoyed over the past 26 years. Despite my overall satisfaction with these courses, however, it still seemed as if something was lacking.
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We recently had the opportunity to interview Dr. Steven Krause of The Center for San Diego Smile Makeover.
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Three years ago my receptionist bolted into the operatory. She told me a man was lying unconscious in the parking lot.
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We recently had the opportunity to interview Dr. Robert Maddux of Hernando Dental Care. Find out what Dr. Maddux feels are the biggest challenges facing practitioners today.
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