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Pre-Sedation Baseline Vitals

A DOCS Education Gold member inquires:

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Is Your Patient-Acquisition Technique Inclusive to Everyone?

A new dental consumer survey highlights disparities on how patients look for dentists, choose dental insurance, and receive care.
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Topical Anesthesia Weak? Add Electricity!

A new method of local anesthesia administration has emerged using electricity to increase tissue penetration. Could high-fear patients stand to benefit?

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Patient-Limited Efficacy in Oral Conscious Protocols

What are the limitations of oral conscious sedation when treating very large and/or obese patients? DOCS Education faculty weigh in.

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Meet the Father of Dentistry

Nearly all of modern dentistry began with one man living in the early 1700s. Incisor takes a look at how the inventions and observations of Pierre Fauchard revolutionized dentistry.

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Optical Illusions in Dentistry

Can optical illusions interfere with treatment? A new study examines how the Delbouef illusion might influence the amount of material endodontists remove during a root resection.

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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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A DOCS Education member writes: I have a 48 year-old female patient with an allergy to penicillin who is scheduled for a crown preparation which should take approximately 60 minutes. The patient takes no OTC or prescription medications, but has experienced rash and itching symptoms while using most pain medications. I spoke with the pharmacist who recommended using Hydroxyzine in tandem with Diazepam to reduce these itching symptoms. I understand that both drugs have CNS effects, so is it advisable that I prescribe both in tandem? My other concern is my state’s regulations; under the Minnesota anxiolysis guidelines and protocols can I prescribe both Diazepam and Hydroxyzine without issue?
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The internet is a weird, malleable thing, isn’t it? It’s the double-edged blade of communication. The efficiency machine that eats up our days. The internet is filled with everything from the thickest gibberish imaginable to the most exquisite observations obtainable.
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Plus 3 Common Mistakes Whether you're an experienced sedation dentist, or just becoming interested in the field, everyone wants to know what NOT to do. Read on to find out the 5 most terrible, horrible, atrocious mistakes a sedation dentist could ever make.
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You like dentistry. You want to perform dentistry. Do you want to spend your time worrying about office policies, or which state and federal rules apply to your dental office? What a headache.
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DOCS Education is proud to introduce The Incisor Hub. Every piece of content from the Incisor over the past several years, organized into one place. We’ve taken all the content you love and placed it into one, easy to navigate location. Sort by case study, featured story or blog post to find the content you want, when you want it. Hankering to narrow down your search even more? Sort by article subject, find your favorite dental news, science findings, sedation related stories and more, just with the click of the mouse.
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Dr. Anthony Feck, Dean of faculty at DOCS Education, is joined by Six Month Smiles to bring you a free webinar entitled “Short Term Ortho for the Phobic Patient”. Learn how a general dentist can reach an entirely new patient base.
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