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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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A member seeks Dr. Wellbrock’s advice on patient’s allergic reaction

A DOCS Education member seeks the faculty’s advice:

Dear DOCS,

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The Three Most Outrageous Dental Products

#3 The Bluetooth Tooth

No, we didn’t stutter. The Bluetooth tooth is actually a sensor designed to fit into an artificial tooth.

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Study Suggests Otherwise Healthy Habit Could Ruin Teeth

We’ve always taken for granted that exercise is wholly beneficial. But one study suggests this may not be the case – at least, for our teeth.

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DOCS Education member seeks advice on sedating a patient with extensive medical history, including a traumatic brain injury

When a patient presents with an extensive medical history, a DOCS Education member reaches out to faculty and colleagues to confirm that he has made the correct call with his treatment plan.

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Membership Minute: Diplomate and Fellowship Statuses

Maintaining a practice is one thing—but selectively grabbing opportunities for the purpose of thriving? It’s another story. Diplomate and Fellowship statuses are not for everyone. Rather, they’re avenues through which particularly ambitious dentists can exercise their minds while achieving a formal status that truly reflects their exceptional level of commitment and drive.

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More Than a Shot in the Dark: The Health Link Between Teeth and Coffee

We’ve reported in the past on the oral health benefits of wine and cheese. But until today, we had never come across an (apparently) teeth-improving beverage as universally lauded as coffee.

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A DOCS Education Member Inquires About Sedating a Patient With Vertigo

A DOCS Education Member seeks the faculty’s advice:
I have a long-standing patient that now has severe positional vertigo. She will not let me lower the back of the chair from the 90 degree seated position. She has no dental fear, and has always tolerated her dental work without local anesthetics.

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Chipped Tooth on Bamboo: Even Pandas Need Dental Work

Bai Yun is a panda at the San Diego Zoo—apparently with a taste for tough bamboo.

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Pediatric Sedation Dentistry: The change in curriculum that will change your practice

Change is inevitable. The only real question is whether to change for the better or for the worse. In this issue, Incisor unveils the improvements and advancements made in the Pediatric Sedation Dentistry curriculum—and what they mean for your practice.

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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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