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Desperate for Dentistry

For one Pennsylvanian dentist, it’s a patient case for the record books. When a recommended treatment goes unheeded, a patient goes to extreme lengths in an attempt to receive care he can no longer afford.

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A DOCS Education member asks for advice on a patient’s holistic supplement dosage

A DOCS Education member requests clarification as to whether grapefruit seed extract has the same effects as grapefruit juice.

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DOCS Education Debuts its Advanced Pediatric Airway Module in Seattle

DOCS Education chose to further raise the bar on Pediatric Sedation Dentistry safety requirements. The result was the Advanced Pediatric Airway Module—which, after months of preparation—made its debut at the Seattle seminar on November 15.

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Extreme Teeth: 94-year-old man has never had a single cavity

The next time one of your patients claims cavities are inevitable, mention Frank Medina: This 94-year-old from California is the oldest person EVER recorded with zero cavities. Incisor takes a look into this dental anomaly’s life and strange tips for thwarting tooth decay.

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A DOCS Education member seeks advice concerning patient’s recent stomach surgery

A DOCS Education member seeks Dr. Wellbrock’s dosage advice concerning a patient who has recently undergone gastric sleeve surgery.

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The Prolific Clinician

At DOCS Education who would we be if we didn’t highlight our Dean of Faculty, Dr. Anthony Feck and his latest (and equally great) academic pursuit? He and DC Clinical have joined forces to offer a set of four webinars that not only provide CE, but also deliver knowledge that is both complimentary and complementary. (No, that’s not a typo.)

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The Seven Scariest Dental Instruments from History

Patient safety and comfort are our most important values at DOCS Education. Today, we have the resources and technological sophistication to make these values a reality.

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Extremely fearful patient prompts doctor to seek faculty’s advice

Like all emotions, fear encompasses a large spectrum. One DOCS Education member seeks Dr. Feck’s advice on a patient who displays an unusually high level of anxiety.

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Ebola: Questions, answers, and precautions to take as a dentist

The largest ebola outbreak in history began in late 2013 in West Africa, and recently, several cases have occurred in other countries, including the U.S., Spain and Nigeria. Incisor answers member questions about precautions for dentists to take, and covers the recently released ADA statement on the ebola virus.

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The Fall 2014 DOCS Digest is Here

Autumn is upon us and, fittingly, so is the Fall edition of the DOCS Digest. In the past our themes have included the Patient Issue, the Team Issue and the Pediatric Issue.

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Watch as one man's dream of bringing dental treatment to tens of thousands of less fortunate individuals becomes a reality.
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The ADA encouraged dentists to perform community outreach during Oral Cancer Awareness Month to provide free oral cancer screenings to those patients who don't regularly get a checkup. “Early detection is critical in increasing survival...
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In the wake of the deadly tornadoes ravaging the Southern states, the Alabama Dental Association is reaching out to dentists in Tuscaloosa, Birmingham and Huntsville to assess damages to dental practices, the dentists and their staff.
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“In the future we envision,” explains Dr. Sharpe, “a patient who loses a tooth and wants a replacement will be able to choose between current methods and a biological-based implant—a new natural tooth—derived from the patient’s own dental stem cells.”
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