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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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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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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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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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Dental Enamel Proves Surprising Fact about Polish 'Vampires'

A recent archaeological dig in Poland yields a surprising find of bodies buried with sickles around their necks and stomachs. Dental forensics comes to the rescue in determining why these ‘vampire’ corpses were buried as they were.

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Linda Edgar, DDS, MEd, MAGD has been a valiant champion for education and quality patient care...
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Health care providers in Washington have new regulations and guidance to help with more effective pain management.
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As part of our ongoing commitment we periodically share stories from the news and media about DOCS Education members from around the world. Here is one such story.
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The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD) inducted the new President and other Officers and Trustees for the AAPD Board of Trustees during its 64th Annual Session in New York.
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The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, a component of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, is looking for general dentists...
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The DOCS incremental oral sedation protocols are considered moderate sedation and require a Class I (moderate oral) sedation permit in...
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