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Why Wine Professionals Have Soft Teeth

Enamel erosion is an occupational hazard when your job is to taste a hundred wines a day. Wine has a pH of 3-4, after all. A study in Australia used nanoscratch testing to gain insight into the mechanisms involved in early stage tooth softening.

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New Study Links BPA Exposure to Enamel Defects in Children

The case against industrial chemical bisphenol A (BPA) gets stronger. BPA is a known endocrine disruptor and banned from use in some baby products. Now, a study in Paris has linked BPA to an enamel abnormality in children, known as molar incisor hypomineralization (MIH).

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A DOCS Education member asks the faculty about the possibility of stridor during an oral conscious sedation appointment

When a patient develops possible stridor; an abnormal, high-pitched, musical breathing sound, is it a result of ultrasonic scaling? Or could it be something else?

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Why They Switched: The 5 Biggest Reasons Patients Find a New Dentist

You have a patient due to come in for a regular cleaning. But—surprise—she canceled at the last moment, and you know she's never coming back.

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Snail’s Pace: Why Limpet Teeth Could Create Some of the Lightest, Fastest and Strongest Cars on Earth

Until recently, spider’s silk reigned supreme. In fact, the material once hailed as the strongest substance on earth has now been dethroned—by snail teeth, or Limpet teeth, of all things.

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Safety First: Dr. Jerome Wellbrock advises IV sedation or general anesthesia for patient with schizophrenia

A patient seeks the faculty’s advice concerning a full mouth extraction case for a patient with schizophrenia.

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2015 Sedation Safety Week: 5 Days that Shape the Other 360

DOCS Education’s 7th annual Sedation Safety Week is nearly here! Don’t miss out on the five resource-filled days that provide dentists around the country with the information to help ensure safety remains the focal point of their practices.

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Dr. Wellbrock advises against sedating smoker, insomniac and probable hyporesponder

A DOCS Education member seeks the faculty’s advice over sedating a chronically sleep-deprived, potential hyporesponder with a low baseline pulse.

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Why Profit Matters: An introduction to the new issue of the DOCS Digest from Dr. Anthony Feck

Talking business is dicey, no matter how you slice it. And yet patient happiness is reliant upon the fiscal stability of your business. Providing superior care means earning profit. In turn, profit allows you to provide superior care. Dr. Feck shares his thoughts on why it is important to consider the sometimes-shied-away-from world of finance in relation to your practice.

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The Abilities of Exfoliated Deciduous Teeth

Stem cells have a strong power of versatility. A natural breeding ground for regenerated material, the most surprising location has been discovered within deciduous teeth. One dentist saw ample scientific opportunities in his daughter's first loose tooth.

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Nobody saw it coming. The widespread availability of fluoride that began decades ago seemed to guarantee an era free of caries. By 2011, experts predicted, children would have little use for dental care.
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Through 2016, the dental industry will benefit from positive demographic trends, an improving economic environment and greater access to dental insurance according to the latest research findings from IBISWorld, the nation’s largest publisher of industry research. Over the five-year period, revenue is forecast to increase at an average annualized rate of 3.5% to $130.0 billion.
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It goes without saying that dentistry has evolved tremendously over the past century, and Columbia University College of Dental Medicine professors Dr. Allan J. Formicola and Dr. Ira B. Lamster believe that the dental profession needs to transition even further...
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In Japan a new dental craze is taking on cosmetic dentistry—dental work that makes teeth appear crooked.
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Cuts in dental coverage have not only spurred the use of free health clinics but also fueled visits to California emergency departments.
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An ongoing crisis in the availability of drugs is not only threatening patients but sending costs soaring in hospitals.
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