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Beware the "Mount Everest Toothache."

We all have patients who complain that a sore tooth feels like it's going to explode, but did you know this is actually possible in certain circumstances? Incisor takes a look at barodontalgia.

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Mouth-To-Body Infections: What's the Actual Risk?

Experts are conflicted on whether antibiotic prophylaxis is necessary to treat patients with heart stents, knee replacements or other implanted surgical appliances. Get the facts here.

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Sedation of Patients with Benzodiazepine Allergy

What are the options when you cannot relieve a patient's anxiety with benzodiazepine medication? DOCS Education faculty weigh in.

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You'll Never Guess Which Famous People Used to Be Dentists

A career in dentistry can lead many places, from the Old West to the Silver Screen. Check out these historical and contemporary figures who got their start on the humble handpiece.

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"My Patient Eats Bricks!" – Problematic Patterns in Patients with Pica

Lots of activities can cause dental damage, but what do you do about patients who are compelled to eat non-food items?

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Moving Forward After a Break-In

When a DOCS member experiences a break-in damaging her DEA Cabinet, what should she do to continue serving the patients scheduled for the next day?

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Study Finds Women Predisposed to Develop Dry Socket

An analysis published in the Journal of the American Dental Association suggests that women may be predisposed to alveolar osteitis as a result of higher estrogen.

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Oral Cancer Risk may be Increased by Gum Disease Bacteria

Periodontitis associated bacteria have been found to secrete metabolic by-products that could lead to an increased risk for a type of oral cancer.

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Flossing for the High Score - Motivation in the 21st Century

Could goal-tracking software help patients maintain oral hygiene? The next step in getting patients to floss might be one of these apps.

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Promising New Painkillers in Development

Could researchers be on the brink of discovering a brand-new class of painkillers?

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The person who answers the phone makes the first impression for your dental practice. What impression is your practice making?
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When it comes to sedation, the importance of safety cannot be emphasized enough. The fourth annual Sedation Safety Week will be held March 12-16, 2012, and highlights a specific dentist as the 2012 Sedation Dentist of the Year.
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The person who answers the phone makes the first impression for your dental practice. What impression is your practice making? Does your dental office staff know how to turn a call from a prospective patient into a booked appointment?
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If you're participating in National Children's Health Month, tell us your story. You'll get the chance to win a free Pediatric Sedation Dentistry or Pediatric Sedation Dentistry Recertification course!
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We recently had the opportunity to interview Dr. Allan Ringard of Silverado Dental Care. He has been serving the residents of Napa since 1987.
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Are you participating in National Children's Dental Health Month? Tell us how, and you'll be entered to win a free Pediatric Sedation Dentistry or Pediatric Sedation Dentistry Recertification course at any seminar! Learn more...
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