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Hydroxyzine Reaction in Smoker?

A patient who is a pack-a-day smoker initially is sedated well, but arises agitated after several hours. Reaction to hydroxyzine or nicotine withdrawal? DOCS Education faculty weigh in.

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Paging Dr. Snake: Researchers Create Therapeutic Venom Database

Could venom from dangerous animals be used for medicine? Data scientists say it already has, and finding studies should be easier.

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Are Your Patients Damaging their Teeth with Whitening Products?

Are Your Patients Damaging their Teeth with Whitening Products?

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Is My Patient a Hyporesponder?

The importance of learning and disclosing all medications of a current patient is important, and may be a clue to why a patient doesn't respond to sedation as expected.

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Is Your Prescription Bankrupting your Patients?

What's behind the extreme variability in drug prices these days? Incisor takes a look at how fluctuations affect clinicians and patients alike.
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The Rise of No-Drill Dentistry

Is dentistry moving away from the handpiece? New atraumatic techniques may preserve oral health without the need for fillings in early cases.
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Tooth Extraction After Heart Surgery

A patient needs an abscessed tooth extracted, but his blood-thinning medication could complicate the procedure. DOCS Education faculty weigh in.
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Mind Your Manners with Sedated Patients

How much can sedated patients really remember? More than you think, says new study.
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A Clinical Imperative: Educate Your Patients About Antibiotics

Are you ready to join the fight against antibiotic resistance? An easy way to do your part as a community medical professional.
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ADA Resolution 77 Update: It's Not Over Yet!

You may know the final outcome of the ADA House of Delegates vote on Resolution 77. But understanding the who, how and what's next is just as crucial.

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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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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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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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Figures released Tuesday by the U.S. Census Bureau point to a continued climb in the number of Americans living in poverty in 2010, or 46.2 million.
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Three years ago my receptionist bolted into the operatory. She told me a man was lying unconscious in the parking lot.
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