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Paging Dr. Snake: Researchers Create Therapeutic Venom Database

Could venom from dangerous animals be used for medicine? Data scientists say it already has, and finding studies should be easier.

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Are Your Patients Damaging their Teeth with Whitening Products?

Are Your Patients Damaging their Teeth with Whitening Products?

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Is My Patient a Hyporesponder?

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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Is Your Prescription Bankrupting your Patients?

What's behind the extreme variability in drug prices these days? Incisor takes a look at how fluctuations affect clinicians and patients alike.
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The Rise of No-Drill Dentistry

Is dentistry moving away from the handpiece? New atraumatic techniques may preserve oral health without the need for fillings in early cases.
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Tooth Extraction After Heart Surgery

A patient needs an abscessed tooth extracted, but his blood-thinning medication could complicate the procedure. DOCS Education faculty weigh in.
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Mind Your Manners with Sedated Patients

How much can sedated patients really remember? More than you think, says new study.
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A Clinical Imperative: Educate Your Patients About Antibiotics

Are you ready to join the fight against antibiotic resistance? An easy way to do your part as a community medical professional.
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ADA Resolution 77 Update: It's Not Over Yet!

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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Discharge Protocols after Sedation Appointments

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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A 58-year-old male patient is slated for full upper arch restorations. He currently takes seven prescription medications for fibromyalgia and migraines, including triazolam. Would a protocol using lorazepam be a better option for this patient than one that includes triazolam?
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A 72-year-old male with a history of arthritis, high blood pressure and sleep apnea, as well as recurrent back and neck pain from an injury, seeks sedation. Although the primary care physician "sees no reason" to avoid conscious sedation, should the treating dentist still take on this case?
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The doctor practices in a state where Medicaid does not cover zaleplon. Would zolpidem be an effective replacement?
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A diabetic 52-year-old patient suffers from severe dental anxiety. She also has high blood pressure, high cholesterol, arthritis, a back injury—and currently takes 16 different medications/supplements. Is this a candidate for successful sedation?
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With a history of epileptic seizures and a mental disability, the patient is already an atypical patient. Further complicating the situation is the fact that he is nonverbal and has refused to open his mouth in past appointments. Would OCS or IV sedation be a better treatment fit for this 35-year-old man?
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The patient is a healthy 32-year-old female with high dental anxiety. What is the proper single-dose protocol for this case?
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