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Oral Sedation is Not for Extremely Ill Patients

Dr. Wellbrock explains why oral sedation, despite its wide therapeutic range and efficacy, is not a catch-all for patients with certain serious health issues.

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Drilling for Danger – Prions found to be Transmissible in Aerosols

A study has confirmed that prions – responsible for diseases like Mad Cow – can be transmitted and infective through aerosolized droplets of fluid, such as those produced during a dental procedure.

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Sleep Deprivation Shown to Have Negative Oral Health Effects

Sleep deprivation has been shown to have a markedly negative effect on oral health through inflammatory pathways, irrespective of a person’s oral hygiene.

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Three Dental Discoveries Driving Innovation in Medicine

Discoveries in dental science often lead to applications well beyond the oral cavity; from dental stem cells being used to regenerate kidneys to periodontal treatment used to fight chronic disease.

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Providing Anxiolysis to Overweight Patient on Multiple Medications

A DOCS Educaton member ponders how to provide mild but effective anxiolysis to an overweight patient with multiple CNS-depressant medications.

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Dentistry In Space

It seems strange that floating through the air like a feather could be hard on the body, but microgravity is no joke for the human anatomy, teeth included.

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Sedation of Polypharmacy Patient on Multiple CNS Depressants

Can a patient on multiple CNS depressants for the same condition be treated under DOCS oral conscious sedation protocols? DOCS Education faculty weigh in.

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The Fang Blenny: a Pint-Sized Toxicological Terror

Some of the most frightening teeth in the animal kingdom are contained in a cute-looking little fish smaller than your hand. Recently, some species were found to have a powerful opioid toxin.

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Five of the Strangest Dental Superstitions from Around the World

From teeth-stealing mice to the dangers of witchcraft, few things have been the subject of as much superstition as teeth

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Sedation of Patient Taking Tramadol

What's the protocol for treating a patient who needs to take tramadol for back pain prior to an appointment? This medication is listed as a "serious" interaction with DOCS sedation meds.

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Pretend you’re a fine arts professor. You know everything about oil painting down to the finest details: the techniques, the process, the history. You’ve written books on impressionism.
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We are proud to announce an upcoming webinar for DOCS Education Gold Members. On Tuesday, May 20 at 6:00pm EST, DOCS Education Faculty, Dr. Leslie Fang will be hosting a webinar exclusively for our Gold Members. With the release of new anticoagulants and their interactions with existing antibiotics, it’s no surprise that new methods to properly care for your sedation patients are coming into play.


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Someone Googles your practice. The difference between clicking and not clicking can be fractional. Today, DOCS Education unveils SedationCare.com’s latest tip for getting noticed by prospective patients.
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The famed CE organization DOCS Education expands to create a new membership institute celebrating the smallest of hounds.
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A general dentist who treats children at a nonprofit center that serves immigrants and a pediatric dental specialist who works with the handicapped have been named co-recipients of the 2014 DOCS Ed
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In conjunction with the Sixth Annual Sedation Safety Week, five $1,000 educational scholarships will be awarded to dentists who work in the non-profit sector.
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