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Why Anesthetics Aren't Effective for Long Cases

A member has been on a losing streak when it comes to keeping his patients numb and comfortable for restorations. Why isn't the anesthetic as effective?

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The Single Most Important Reason Why Every Dentist Needs Advanced Life Support Training

It's inarguable, infallible and undisputable. Just ask veteran dentist and longtime DOCS Education Member Dr. Steve E. Chamish.

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Millennials Prefer Dentists to the Banking Industry

A study shows that Millennials are primed to wreak havoc on the banking industry, which has nothing to do with dentistry. Or does it?

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Is it Safe to Sedate a Bipolar, Diabetic Smoker with Active Hep. C?

A patient presents with multiple medical conditions, including bipolar disorder, diabetes and an active HCV infection. To top it all off, she's a smoker. Should the clinician proceed with oral conscious sedation?

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Why Google and the Movie Industry are Fighting over Dental Aligners

A lawsuit between two dental alignment device-makers is pitting Google and Apple against the movie and recording industries. Who knew dentistry could be so divisive?

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Should I Take on this Case or Punt to OR?

Sometimes even the most experienced sedation dentists need a little help from their friends. A DOCS Education Fellow seeks advice from faculty about whether he should take on a sedation case or refer it out.

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What Does 400,000-Year-Old Tartar Tell Us?

Anthropologists are gaining insight into the lives of prehistoric humans using data gathered from ancient teeth. What researchers are discovering is amazing.

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Can I get Alzheimer's from that Root Canal?

Does that seem like a ridiculous question to you? Unfortunately, it's not so preposterous according to a new study published in the Journal Nature.

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The Role of the Dentist in Controlling Blood Pressure for a Sedation Appointment

Should you be trying to control a patient's blood pressure with medication before, during or after a sedation appointment? A DOCS Education member wonders why DOCS Education courses don't cover this topic. Drs. Wellbrock and Goyal advise.

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Big Potential in the Oral Microbiome

700-plus. That's the current estimate for the number of different bacteria types that live in the human oral cavity. Major advances in DNA sequencing technologies are opening up new areas of research into the human microbiome. Study results already look promising.

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As mentioned in the "7-Step Sedation Dentistry Safety Checklist," emergency preparedness is a critical part of sedation dentistry safety. Read on to review a few aspects of emergency preparedness that are important to remember.
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Among the most troubling problems in dentistry is the tiny number of doctors trained to care for children, for whom the caries rate is exploding around the world. How can sedation help?
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The American Dental Association once again emphasizes the importance of pediatric oral health this month, marking the 10th anniversary of its Give Kids a Smile program. The program is part of National Children’s Dental Health month, which the ADA sponsors each February.
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DOCS Education is offering a new online CE—and it's free! John Bitting, an attorney specializing in dental regulations and advertising, leads this new course entitled: "What Dentists Should Know about Their Dental Boards."
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As a Public Relations Representative for DOCS Education, I often get to experience new and exciting opportunities in the world of dentistry. One was the 2011 Greater New York Dental Meeting—the largest dental congress and exposition in the U.S. Read on if you’re curious about an outsider’s view on this massive dental conference.
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How much is John Lennon’s rotten molar worth? Alberta dentist Dr. Michael Zuk decided it was worth over $31,000 after winning the tooth at U.K.'s Omega Auctions auction in Stockport, England on November 7.
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