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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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Is Your Prescription Bankrupting your Patients?

What's behind the extreme variability in drug prices these days? Incisor takes a look at how fluctuations affect clinicians and patients alike.
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The Rise of No-Drill Dentistry

Is dentistry moving away from the handpiece? New atraumatic techniques may preserve oral health without the need for fillings in early cases.
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Tooth Extraction After Heart Surgery

A patient needs an abscessed tooth extracted, but his blood-thinning medication could complicate the procedure. DOCS Education faculty weigh in.
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Mind Your Manners with Sedated Patients

How much can sedated patients really remember? More than you think, says new study.
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A Clinical Imperative: Educate Your Patients About Antibiotics

Are you ready to join the fight against antibiotic resistance? An easy way to do your part as a community medical professional.
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ADA Resolution 77 Update: It's Not Over Yet!

You may know the final outcome of the ADA House of Delegates vote on Resolution 77. But understanding the who, how and what's next is just as crucial.

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Discharge Protocols after Sedation Appointments

Is there cause for concern if a patient's sedation level seems to increase after leaving the office, even if they are "perked up" by the administration of sugar post-operatively?

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How Stem Cell Therapy Will Give Your Patients Wolverine Powers

Think regeneration is just a "superpower" from comic books and sci-fi? Advances in stem cell therapies are turning what was once fiction into reality.

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Patient Receives Successful Implant-Supported Denture with Sedation Dentistry

A partially endentulous patient receives better denture support through sedation dentistry.
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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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Researchers at Tufts University School of Dental Medicine and the Forsyth Institute published a study today that found that a significant proportion of dental bib clips harbored bacteria from the patient, dental clinician and the environment even after the clips had undergone standard disinfection procedures in a hygiene clinic.
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Science has made some amazing strides in recent years, moving ever closer to organs being grown in labs. Not quite ready for prime-time, a new technique pioneered by a group of researchers in England has dentists optimistic. See what they achieved here.
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Researchers at the University of Pennsylvania have made significant progress in isolating prevention methods for periodontitis. Their new research, published in the Journal of Immunology could be the next step in treatment therapy for a disease affecting millions of adults.
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Starting January 1st, 2013 a new tax will be imposed on medical devices. What qualifies as a medical device and how will this new tax affect you and your patients? Find out in this week’s featured article.
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It is accepted in the healthcare profession that vitamin D supports bone health, but vitamin D’s impact on caries has led to much debate. A recent systematic review and meta-analysis finds that vitamin D may reduce the risk of caries in children.
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