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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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Dental Enamel Proves Surprising Fact about Polish 'Vampires'

A recent archaeological dig in Poland yields a surprising find of bodies buried with sickles around their necks and stomachs. Dental forensics comes to the rescue in determining why these ‘vampire’ corpses were buried as they were.

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Rich Gesker, DMD, oversees the care of some 3,500 largely low-income children in the District of Columbia at Mary’s Center. “The cycle of fear is something I try very hard to break,” he adds, “but my training from DOCS Education makes it so much easier.”
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Keith Long, DDS Fellow, Diplomate Private practice in Lakeport, California
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DOCS Education is pleased to announce the addition to its faculty of Dr. John Hexem, who will teach IV Sedation Update. Dr. Hexem is highly regarded instructor with a distinguished background as an anesthesiologist.
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We recently had the opportunity to reach out to Dr. Craig Rubinoff, a DOCS Education member and Fellow, and ask him how DOCS Education and sedation dentistry have benefited both his practice and patients.
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We recently had the opportunity to reach out to Dr. Robert Doyle, a DOCS Education member and Diplomate, and ask him how DOCS Education and sedation dentistry have benefited both his practice and patients.
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It has been said the city of Minneapolis has two seasons, snow removal and road repair. The DOCS Education team was quickly introduced to the cool temperatures in April as snow fell Thursday night...
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