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Patients with Addison's Disease – Is Antibiotic Prophylaxis necessary?

Do patients with Addison's disease need preventative antibiotics to receive ordinary restorative care? DOCS Education faculty weigh in.

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New Space Technology Modeled after Sea Urchin Teeth

Sea urchins can scrape, cut and chew nearly everything thanks to their unique dentition. Scientists are attempting to adapt this morphology to accomplish diverse tasks on space exploration missions.

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Next Step in Preventing HIV Transmission? Free Testing at the Dentist.

Experts estimate nearly 22,000 in New York are unaware they are infected with HIV. A new testing program at the Buffalo School of Dental Medicine aims to inform patients about their HIV status.

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Sedating Patients who have Undergone Bariatric Surgery

The pharmacodynamics of sedation are determined by factors including metabolism and gastrointestinal function. How do medical procedures that modify these attributes affect sedation appointments?

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New Delayed-Release Toothpaste Ingredient Helps Overnight Remineralization

Fluoride is undoubtedly one of the biggest advances in preventative dentistry, but could the application method make it more effective?

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The Top Three Most Bizarre Animal Teeth

Teeth have been modified for many purposes across the animal kingdom. These are our top picks for the strangest adaptations and structures.

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Unexpected Antibacterial Effect Observed in Bio-Ceramic Compound

Could the newly-discovered antibacterial effect of a bio-ceramic be used to curb the periodontitis epidemic in America?

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Sedation Interactions with Multiple Anti-Retroviral Drugs

Genvoya® contains four medications in one dose for the treatment of HIV.

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Understanding the Role of Social Media Marketing

Social media is an enormous marketing platform ignored by the majority of dentists. Read these tips from SolutionReach on how to use social media to your practice's advantage!

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Ace Chat – Working to Make a Difference for Your Patients on Your Website

Find out how using a chat service can increase your website retention, attract new patients and give your practice an unparalleled level of service.

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A DOCS Education member seeks the faculty’s assistance:

I have a 35-year-old patient who has Cerebral Palsy, is intellectually disabled and a history of seizures. He is taking the following medications: Remeron®, Dilantin®, Clonazepam and Keppra.


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Dr. Roger Sanger is DOCS Education’s lead instructor for Pediatric Sedation Dentistry and has personally performed over 13,000 pediatric sedation cases.
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A DOCS Education member seeks the faculty’s assistance:

A 47-year-old healthy female whose appearance is consistent with her stated age is currently taking:


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DOCS Education makes a point to pull back the proverbial curtain and address all sides of dentistry: the triumphs, the complexities and perhaps most important—the challenges.


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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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The EliteDOCS forum is one of the most widely-used membership benefits and provides 24/7 access to faculty who can answer difficult ques
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