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Tumors with Teeth: The Terrifying Teratoma

What looks like an homage to John Carpenter's The Thing, and in rare cases can grow up to five pounds in weight? An unusual form of tumor known as the teratoma!

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Why Use a Slurry?

The mechanics of medication absorption are an important factor in dosing to effect. A DOCS Education member inquires as to the delivery method of the different medications.

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Looking to Ward off the Flu? Start by Brushing Your Teeth

Oral health has major implications for the rest of the body, including risk of infection. Maintaining good oral health may increase resilience against seasonal illness, including the flu.

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Should Hygienists Practice Independently in Underserved Areas?

Access to care remains a significant problem in poor and rural communities. Many hygienists argue that preventative care could be made more accessible by practicing without direct oversight.

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Sedation of Athlete with Repeated Head Trauma

An athlete with recurrent migraines presents for treatment, and the clinician recognizes gabapentin as a possible interaction. Are there more considerations to be made?

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Need a New Tooth? Just Pee.

Could human teeth be grown from cells harvested in our urine? Researchers have reverse-engineered stem cells that could be used as a natural tooth-replacement therapy.

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"It's all in your mouth!" Occlusion and Balance Found to be Related.

Could a bad bite throw more than just your oral health out of balance? Researchers have found an link between the mouth and one's balance and posture.

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Forum: Why No Triazolam and Lorazepam Protocol?

Many of the DOCS protocols combine two different drugs of the same class to achieve a more consistent, smoother or longer-lasting result. A DOCS member asks about a new combination.

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Are We Taking the Wrong Approach to Preventing Cavities?

The current state of dental healthcare in America has been described as an "epidemic" by numerous boards and committees. Are dentists providing a "band-aid solution" to a deeper problem?

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A Surprising New Look at Anxiety Treatment

Could a new treatment make dental fear a thing of the past? Researchers make a breakthrough in our understanding of anxiety and its etiology in the brain.

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Could the field of orthodontia be over? A new study has uncovered a defined link between breastfeeding, pacifier use and the probability of misaligned teeth in children.
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A doctor who uses incremental sedation has a patient with sleep apnea and taking multiple medications. Is the protocol he's considering correct? What's the risk of CO₂ retention for patients with sleep apnea?
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The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and U.S. Surgeon General have both classified secondhand smoke as a known human cancer-causing agent, but what about its effects on oral health? A recent study links environmental tobacco smoke exposure and periodontal disease.
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It sterilizes faster than a speeding bullet. It bleaches more powerfully than hydrogen peroxide. It improves composite performance with a chemical bond. It's non-thermal atmospheric plasma!
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Enamel erosion is an occupational hazard when your job is to taste a hundred wines a day. Wine has a pH of 3-4, after all. A study in Australia used nanoscratch testing to gain insight into the mechanisms involved in early stage tooth softening.
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The case against industrial chemical bisphenol A (BPA) gets stronger. BPA is a known endocrine disruptor and banned from use in some baby products. Now, a study in Paris has linked BPA to an enamel abnormality in children, known as molar incisor hypomineralization (MIH).
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