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These Weird "Mouthwash Alternatives" Will Baffle You

Mouthwash is a popular target of hate by the "natural," "holistic" and "ayurvedic" communities as being a repurposed surgical antiseptic and containing "dangerous chemicals" such as methyl salicyla

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DOCS Education Seattle Conference Recap

This year’s DOCS Education Seattle Conference (November 10th-12th) produced some terrific highlights and takeaways.

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Three Times that Teeth Changed Archaeology

Whispering secrets of the health of ancient people, signaling human innovation, and revealing clues to our origins, no other archaeological find has changed our knowledge as much as teeth!

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Don't Wait Another Minute to Hear This Podcast On How to Stop Procrastination

The focus of this edition’s podcast is procrastination and how dentists and their team members can overcome the two most-common causes.

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How to Stay Ahead of the Curve in Dentistry

A Conversation with Best-Selling Author and Futurist Daniel Burrus

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Five Top Halloween Dental Frights and Oral Horrors

While dentists are spared having to deal with many of the revolting maladies that physicians treat, they are not exempt from these gruesome conditions:

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An Elite Members-Only Club for Dentists

Dentists needn't be a Vanderbilt, Astor, or Morgan – or possess their wealth – to enjoy all the professional and social benefits of membership in an elite private club.

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Seven More Great Candy Alternatives for Halloween

This year the 'healthy' treats you hand out needn't scare off the neighborhood kids!

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The “Forever Permit®” for Your Dental Practice

Many surprising benefits await general dentists, endodontists, and periodontists who complete the training necessary to obtain their IV Sedation permits. Increasingly, state regulators require IV Sedation permits for all dentists who moderately sedate their patients, whether enterally or parenterally.

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Dentists Unknowingly Aid Spread of C-diff

The communication gap between physicians and dentists has long been identified as an obstacle to providing successful care. Nowhere is this illustrated more painfully than with C. dificile infections.

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What is the protocol for a patient who carries a prophylactic asthma inhaler? Can they receive treatment under sedation?
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An athlete with recurrent migraines presents for treatment, and the clinician recognizes gabapentin as a possible interaction. Are there more considerations to be made?
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Many of the DOCS protocols combine two different drugs of the same class to achieve a more consistent, smoother or longer-lasting result. A DOCS member asks about a new combination.
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What are the options when a patient with a history of methamphetamine usage appears to be so resistant to benzodiazepines that they produce no effect? DOCS Education faculty weigh in.
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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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A member has been on a losing streak when it comes to keeping his patients numb and comfortable for restorations. Why isn't the anesthetic as effective?
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