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Who Makes Up Those Crazy Drug Names Anyway?

And why are they so crazy? Take a look into the logic (and necessary insanity) behind the brand names of prescription medications.

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Unusual Scheduling With Diabetic Patient

Should a diabetic patient who is coming in later than a typical appointment still take diazepam the night before treatment? DOCS Education faculty weigh in.

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Dentists Aren’t Psychologists, But...

A growing body of scientific evidence in recent years makes it abundantly clear that when people have unhealthy teeth and gums, they are far more likely to experience depression, anxiety, stress, a

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Five Must-Have Reception Area Gadgets for Fall 2017

These fun reception area gadgets are sure to entertain and relax incoming patients while they wait for their appointment time.

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The Top 3 HIPAA Violations to Avoid this Fall

It’s important to conduct regular audits of your HIPAA compliance to ensure that patient information is secure. Are you guilty of any of these HIPAA missteps?

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My Response: Given the News Reports, Why Would Any Caring Dentist Ever Use Sedation On a Child?

Is the recent media trial of pediatric sedation fair? Some clinicians are asking whether pediatric sedation can ever be safe, and Dr. Roger Sanger is here with the facts.

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To Diazepam or Not to Diazepam: Methadone Patient.

What’s the proper protocol for sedating a chronic pain patient for whole-mouth scaling and root planing? Is the night-before medication indicated here? DOCS Faculty weigh in.

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Virtual Reality at the Dentist’s Office: The New Sedation?

Virtual reality headsets are the hot new tech toy for gamers and video technology innovators, but could they be an effective treatment for dental fear?

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How to Gain an Edge on the Competition with a Web Video Advertisement

The modern media landscape is rapidly becoming dominated by motion content, such as animations, Facebook videos and YouTube advertisements. Is your practice on board?

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Helping a Patient with Hepatitis C Get the Care They Need

What are the considerations for protecting both the doctor and patient from harm during an oral sedation procedure, when the patient is Hepatitis C-positive?

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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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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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The importance of learning and disclosing all medications of a current patient is important, and may be a clue to why a patient doesn't respond to sedation as expected.
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How much can sedated patients really remember? More than you think, says new study.
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You may know the final outcome of the ADA House of Delegates vote on Resolution 77. But understanding the who, how and what's next is just as crucial.
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Is there cause for concern if a patient's sedation level seems to increase after leaving the office, even if they are "perked up" by the administration of sugar post-operatively?
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