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These Weird "Mouthwash Alternatives" Will Baffle You

Mouthwash is a popular target of hate by the "natural," "holistic" and "ayurvedic" communities as being a repurposed surgical antiseptic and containing "dangerous chemicals" such as methyl salicyla

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DOCS Education Seattle Conference Recap

This year’s DOCS Education Seattle Conference (November 10th-12th) produced some terrific highlights and takeaways.

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Three Times that Teeth Changed Archaeology

Whispering secrets of the health of ancient people, signaling human innovation, and revealing clues to our origins, no other archaeological find has changed our knowledge as much as teeth!

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Don't Wait Another Minute to Hear This Podcast On How to Stop Procrastination

The focus of this edition’s podcast is procrastination and how dentists and their team members can overcome the two most-common causes.

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How to Stay Ahead of the Curve in Dentistry

A Conversation with Best-Selling Author and Futurist Daniel Burrus

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Five Top Halloween Dental Frights and Oral Horrors

While dentists are spared having to deal with many of the revolting maladies that physicians treat, they are not exempt from these gruesome conditions:

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An Elite Members-Only Club for Dentists

Dentists needn't be a Vanderbilt, Astor, or Morgan – or possess their wealth – to enjoy all the professional and social benefits of membership in an elite private club.

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Seven More Great Candy Alternatives for Halloween

This year the 'healthy' treats you hand out needn't scare off the neighborhood kids!

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The “Forever Permit®” for Your Dental Practice

Many surprising benefits await general dentists, endodontists, and periodontists who complete the training necessary to obtain their IV Sedation permits. Increasingly, state regulators require IV Sedation permits for all dentists who moderately sedate their patients, whether enterally or parenterally.

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Dentists Unknowingly Aid Spread of C-diff

The communication gap between physicians and dentists has long been identified as an obstacle to providing successful care. Nowhere is this illustrated more painfully than with C. dificile infections.

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A patient needs sedation for a root canal and extraction. However, the patient reports that years ago she was intubated after IV sedation; she has since been IV sedated without any incidence. Should the doctor proceed with oral conscious sedation?
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A 91-year-old patient is taking 500 mg of amoxicillin leading up to a sedation appointment and is experiencing dizziness. The patient is allergic to penicillin. A DOCS Education Member seeks the advice of DOCS Education faculty for next steps.
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New research from Sweden finds that people with dental anxiety respond well to a specific kind of mental health counseling called cognitive behavioral therapy. When combined with sedation dentistry it could be the silver bullet patients with dental fear have been looking for.
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As a sedation dentist, you're in the business of stress-free dentistry. You help patients relax in the chair and get the care they need. But are you extending that stress-free vibe all the way to your waiting room?
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A futuristic-sounding non-invasive ultrasound therapy has the potential to invigorate dental tissue effectively strengthening teeth concludes a recent study. Learn more about how this discovery could change preventative care.
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The ADA's Council on Dental Education and Licensure (CDEL) is pushing a major revision to the guidelines for the use of sedation dentistry. These new recommendations place an unmistakable bull's-eye on you and your patients. Take action!
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