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New Study Links Higher Amelogenin Levels To Healthier Enamel

Genetic predisposition to weaker or stronger enamel might influence caries formation more than previously thought.

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Pre-Sedation Baseline Vitals

A DOCS Education Gold member inquires:

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Is Your Patient-Acquisition Technique Inclusive to Everyone?

A new dental consumer survey highlights disparities on how patients look for dentists, choose dental insurance, and receive care.
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Topical Anesthesia Weak? Add Electricity!

A new method of local anesthesia administration has emerged using electricity to increase tissue penetration. Could high-fear patients stand to benefit?

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Patient-Limited Efficacy in Oral Conscious Protocols

What are the limitations of oral conscious sedation when treating very large and/or obese patients? DOCS Education faculty weigh in.

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Meet the Father of Dentistry

Nearly all of modern dentistry began with one man living in the early 1700s. Incisor takes a look at how the inventions and observations of Pierre Fauchard revolutionized dentistry.

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Optical Illusions in Dentistry

Can optical illusions interfere with treatment? A new study examines how the Delbouef illusion might influence the amount of material endodontists remove during a root resection.

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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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It’s that time again: DOCS Digest is in the air. The case-study buds are blooming and the spotlight trees have new leaves.

As always, we celebrate the release of each DOCS Digest with an Incisor post, a fresh copy delivered to your mailbox and naturally, a digital flipbook through which you can (virtually) page, consuming articles to your heart’s content.


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Pretend you’re a fine arts professor. You know everything about oil painting down to the finest details: the techniques, the process, the history. You’ve written books on impressionism.
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For this installment of the Incisor, we’re doing a special spotlight on an exemplary DOCS Education member who’s been here since the very beginning: Dr. Stephen McAnaney.
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A DOCS Education member seeks the faculty’s assistance:

I would like to get all suggestions for sedating a 79-year-old female with a pacemaker and a history of heart problems. The patient is on clonazepam, 81 mg aspirin, verapamil, digoxin, hydroxychlorine, levothyroxine, meloxicam, metropolol, saccurate(?), Nitrostat® and potassium. Her MD has instructed us not to use any epinephrine. The patient is allergic to penicillin and MD suggested clindamycin, which is what I will prescribe.


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Dental amalgams have long been controversial. A mixture of mercury, silver, tin, copper and other metals, amalgam fillings were first introduced to America in 1833 by two French entrepreneurs, the Crawcour brothers.
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Remember when your cell phone looked like a plastic brick with a monochrome screen? Perhaps you whiled away the day playing snake while listening to Smash Mouth on your Walkman.
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