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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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Move over “Call Me Maybe”—there’s a new summer song making the rounds on the internet. The Oregon Dental Associations viral ode to proper dental care “Teach Me How to Brushy,” based on the 2010 hit from Cali Swag District “Teach Me How to Dougie,” has taken the tubes by storm over the last two weeks gaining almost 500,000 views.
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Protect the public. That’s the deceptively simple mission of any American dental board. But while the mandate may be uncomplicated, its execution is
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It’s common knowledge that the W.K. Kellogg Foundation recently released review that suggests dental therapists have offered safe and cost-effective dental care in most counties in which they practice. DOCS Education breaks down the main points of the review as well as dental organization responses.
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This month the Oral Cancer Foundation urges dentists around the nation to take part in Oral Cancer Awareness Month. Read more to learn how to take participate.
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Dental boards exist in every state, producing a welter of regulations. John Bitting, among a handful of lawyers who specialize in dental regulations, comments on the current climate, some recent events, and what to look for from the boards in the months to come.
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With the purpose of raising awareness about safe sedation dentistry, thousands of dentists around the country kicked off DOCS Education's Sedation Safety Week Monday with the popular "7-Step Sedation Dentistry Safety Checklist: A Review of Protocols, Equipment and Supplies"—an absolute necessity for sedation dentists.
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