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Sedating Patient on Morphine for Back Pain

A patient requests treatment under sedation, and discloses she has had two back surgeries with morphine as the principal painkiller. Can she safely be sedated per DOCS protocols?

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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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DOCS Education chose to further raise the bar on Pediatric Sedation Dentistry safety requirements. The result was the Advanced Pediatric Airway Module—which, after months of preparation—made its debut at the Seattle seminar on November 15.
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A DOCS Education member seeks Dr. Wellbrock’s dosage advice concerning a patient who has recently undergone gastric sleeve surgery.
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At DOCS Education who would we be if we didn’t highlight our Dean of Faculty, Dr. Anthony Feck and his latest (and equally great) academic pursuit? He and DC Clinical have joined forces to offer a set of four webinars that not only provide CE, but also deliver knowledge that is both complimentary and complementary. (No, that’s not a typo.)
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Maintaining a practice is one thing—but selectively grabbing opportunities for the purpose of thriving? It’s another story. Diplomate and Fellowship statuses are not for everyone. Rather, they’re avenues through which particularly ambitious dentists can exercise their minds while achieving a formal status that truly reflects their exceptional level of commitment and drive.
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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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A DOCS Education faculty member provides advice on how to proceed with treatment.
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