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How to Create a Healthy, Happy Waiting Room

As a sedation dentist, you're in the business of stress-free dentistry. You help patients relax in the chair and get the care they need. But are you extending that stress-free vibe all the way to your waiting room?

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First Case Using Single-Dose Protocol and Patient is Under-Sedated: What Next?

A DOCS Education member takes on his first sedation patient using a single-dose protocol. The patient is at her top dose, but complains that the sedation medication isn't working throughout the appointment. What should be done differently next time?

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The 4 Factors that Change the Economics of Pediatric Dentistry

True or false: There is no economic benefit in treating pediatric patients.It's true that this is a commonly held belief amongst dentists. But nowadays that statement is false. Dr. Roger Sanger explains why.

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The Wild Side of Dentistry: The Contributions of Dr. Peter P. Emily

Ever come across a 3-inch canine that needed a root canal? Welcome to the world of Dr. Peter Emily.

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The Wacky History of Nitrous Oxide: It's No Laughing Matter

You may use it every day at your practice, but do you know the story behind how nitrous oxide became one of the most commonly used anesthetics? Every dentist should…

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How Does a 15-year-old Patient's Lamictal® Medication Affect Sedation Protocol?

A 15-year-old patient taking multiple medications for ADHD is coming in for a sedation consultation. What does a clinician need to be aware of beforehand? Three DOCS Education faculty members advise.

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Is Your State Desperate for Sedation Dentistry?

What state has the most need for sedation dentistry? Check out our list of the top five states!

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What are the risks with sedation for a patient who won't stop vaping?

Will vaping cause complications during a sedation appointment if a patient refuses to cease? A DOCS Education member requests advice for his first solo sedation appointment.

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Ultrasound May Help Patients Keep their Teeth Longer

A futuristic-sounding non-invasive ultrasound therapy has the potential to invigorate dental tissue effectively strengthening teeth concludes a recent study. Learn more about how this discovery could change preventative care.

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You've Got a Target on Your Back

The ADA's Council on Dental Education and Licensure (CDEL) is pushing a major revision to the guidelines for the use of sedation dentistry. These new recommendations place an unmistakable bull's-eye on you and your patients. Take action!

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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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