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Seeking Assistance Regarding the Amnesic Effects of Sedation

A DOCS Education member asks a question regarding an extra-anxious patient and the amnesic effects, or lack thereof in this case, of the sedation medications. Two members of the DOCS Education faculty lend their opinions on what can be done differently for the second appointment.

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Trust in the Strength of Saliva

New findings have discovered that saliva actually protects teeth more than what has been previously believed. This exciting analysis may open up a new door to natural dental preventative care.

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You Got Fluoride in My Salt!

Lebanon has become the latest battleground in the debate over mass fluoridation. Do the health benefits of adding fluoride to commonly consumed foodstuffs outweigh the associated risks? A group of activists lead by an American University of Beirut nutritionist think not.

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Clarification on the Use of Hydroxyzine

A DOCS Education member wants to make sure all the T's are crossed and the I's are dotted when it comes to the use of hydroxyzine during a sedation appointment. Not one, but two DOCS Education faculty members weigh in.

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Find the best candidates for your team with this free webinar

DOCS Education and CEDR Solutions present a free webinar that will teach you the best practices when searching for new employees. All attendees earn 1 FREE CE! Click here to find out more.

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The Vaping Youth

A national survey recently reported that cigarette use in teens is down, and e-cigarette use is up. What does it mean for their teeth and dental treatment? Incisor investigates how this smoking statistic could be a reason for concern and how this alternative form of nicotine ingestion may cause mouth complications.

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Does sickle-cell anemia complicate sedation procedures?

A member of DOCS Education plans on treating a patient with sickle-cell anemia. The member provides all current medications and a sign-off from the patient’s primary care doctor. Is there anything else to be mindful of during the sedation appointment?

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In the Beginning...Birds Had Teeth. What Happened?

A long time ago, on our very own planet, birds used to have teeth. Yes, it’s true! A team of biologists confirm the truth about birds of the past and why they no longer share pearly traits like other animals.

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Molars are a Girl's Best Friend?

When you were a baby, did your parents have prints of your feet and hands made? What about a portrait? A photo in a locket?

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A DOCS Education member seeks advice on sedating a burn victim taking multiple medications

Dr. Jerome Wellbrock cautions against treating a 58-year-old patient whose existing medications already pose potential interaction risks—and advises an alternate route for treatment.

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At an FDA Town Meeting Thursday, injured consumers, dentists, and healthcare professionals will challenge the Food and Drug Administration to protect the public from "silver" dental amalgam fillings containing 45-55% mercury.
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Keeping track of sedation regulation developments in the United States, Canada and 14 other countries is DOCS Education’s regulatory counsel John Bitting. Bitting is among only a handful of lawyers in the nation...
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Rich Gesker, DMD, oversees the care of some 3,500 largely low-income children in the District of Columbia at Mary’s Center. “The cycle of fear is something I try very hard to break,” he adds, “but my training from DOCS Education makes it so much easier.”
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Linda Edgar, DDS, of Federal Way, Washington, has been elected Vice President of the Academy of General Dentistry. Results were announced last week in San Diego during the AGD’s annual conference.
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The Federal Trade Commission “erred completely” when it recently ruled against the North Carolina Dental Board’s actions last year regarding teeth whitening, says John Bitting.
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"Sit back and relax in our reclining massage chair. Would you like a warm towel? Do you want to listen to music or watch a movie during your treatment?" Hearing this, you might think you're at a day spa. Think again; you're at the dentist.
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