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Oral Infection? In Ancient Egypt, Just Grab a Beer.

Research has revealed that the ancient Nubians had access to modern antibiotics – 2000 years before they were invented!

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Sedation of Patient with Depression and ADD

What is the protocol for sedating a patient taking Lexapro, Wellbutrin, and Vyvanase? Should the patient skip any these medications prior to their appointment? DOCS Education faculty weigh in.

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Sealants in Schools: Thrift or Threat?

Would funding for dental care in low-income communities be better spent on preventative care? New research indicates the benefits of sealant programs outweigh the cost.

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Could You Be Getting More Out of Your Dental Laser?

New research highlights expanded functionality for dental lasers, which could make them a more attractive investment for the forward-thinking dentist.

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Sedation of Asthma Patient

What is the protocol for a patient who carries a prophylactic asthma inhaler? Can they receive treatment under sedation?

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Seven Great Candy Alternatives for Halloween

No one wants to be the "disappointing house" during Halloween, so check out these fun alternatives to candy that will still delight trick-or-treaters.

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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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We’ve always taken for granted that exercise is wholly beneficial. But one study suggests this may not be the case – at least, for our teeth.
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We’ve reported in the past on the oral health benefits of wine and cheese. But until today, we had never come across an (apparently) teeth-improving beverage as universally lauded as coffee.


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Change is inevitable. The only real question is whether to change for the better or for the worse. In this issue, Incisor unveils the improvements and advancements made in the Pediatric Sedation Dentistry curriculum—and what they mean for your practice.
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Teeth. We spend a vast portion of our time thinking about them, treating them and studying them. But how much do we know about the teeth of other creatures?
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A DOCS Education member seeks the faculty’s assistance:

I am considering sedating a patient of mine that is taking 120 mg per day of diltiazem. He has a history of cardiac ablation but is otherwise healthy. This will be my fourth sedation and the first with a "D" drug interaction. Would this patient be an ASA II? Also, should the initial doses of diazepam and triazolam be reduced? Should I use a different protocol? And finally, should I even be sedating this patient?


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