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Sedation Medication Interaction with Verapamil

How best should a clinician handle the sedation of an older patient taking verapamil? DOCS Education faculty weigh in.

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Archaeologists find Earliest Evidence of Dental Fillings

Researchers have identified ancient evidence of dental fillings used to stabilize a cracked tooth in the early Neolithic period, far earlier than previous finds have indicated fillings developed.

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Oral Cancer Screening and Beyond: The Changing Role of Dentists in Healthcare

Could dentists instead of physicians offer testing for diseases? Unprecedented availability of cancer, HIV and diabetes testing means dentists can go further in serving their patients.

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Patients with Addison's Disease – Is Antibiotic Prophylaxis necessary?

Do patients with Addison's disease need preventative antibiotics to receive ordinary restorative care? DOCS Education faculty weigh in.

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New Space Technology Modeled after Sea Urchin Teeth

Sea urchins can scrape, cut and chew nearly everything thanks to their unique dentition. Scientists are attempting to adapt this morphology to accomplish diverse tasks on space exploration missions.

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Next Step in Preventing HIV Transmission? Free Testing at the Dentist.

Experts estimate nearly 22,000 in New York are unaware they are infected with HIV. A new testing program at the Buffalo School of Dental Medicine aims to inform patients about their HIV status.

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Sedating Patients who have Undergone Bariatric Surgery

The pharmacodynamics of sedation are determined by factors including metabolism and gastrointestinal function. How do medical procedures that modify these attributes affect sedation appointments?

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New Delayed-Release Toothpaste Ingredient Helps Overnight Remineralization

Fluoride is undoubtedly one of the biggest advances in preventative dentistry, but could the application method make it more effective?

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The Top Three Most Bizarre Animal Teeth

Teeth have been modified for many purposes across the animal kingdom. These are our top picks for the strangest adaptations and structures.

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Unexpected Antibacterial Effect Observed in Bio-Ceramic Compound

Could the newly-discovered antibacterial effect of a bio-ceramic be used to curb the periodontitis epidemic in America?

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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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