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SedationCare.com Ups its Functionality

A quick Google search for “Sedation Dentist” will bring up SedationCare.com on the first page.

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Stem Cells from Teeth to Treat Stroke Patients?

University of Adelaide researcher Dr. Kylie Ellis has made an unusual discovery: stem cells from teeth can grow into brain-like cells. The research was conducted by Dr.

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A DOCS Education member seeks advice over patient with history of methemoglobinemia

A DOCS Education member seeks the faculty’s assistance:

I am an endodontist who has received a referral for a 31-year-old caucasian male with a history of methemoglobinemia in response to esophageal benzocaine spray. The patient needs two root canals on vital teeth #4 and #19 and seven fillings.

After reviewing the literature with my local anesthesiologist's help, bupivacaine seems to be the medication with the least amount of risk. The recommendation from the anesthesiologist is not to perform sedation in the office, other than possibly nitrous as well as having an IV ready for up to 50 mgs TOP DOSE of methylene blue 1.0 -2.0 mg/kg IV every 60 minutes and very small amounts of bupivacaine per session. The other option would be general anesthesia.

What are your thoughts?

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Spring has Sprung! And so has a brand new issue of DOCS Digest

It’s that time again: DOCS Digest is in the air. The case-study buds are blooming and the spotlight trees have new leaves.

As always, we celebrate the release of each DOCS Digest with an Incisor post, a fresh copy delivered to your mailbox and naturally, a digital flipbook through which you can (virtually) page, consuming articles to your heart’s content.

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Webinar: Braces – Now for Adults

No matter their age, everyone wants straight teeth. They look better, feel better and improve quality of life.

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Let Your Implementation Guide…Be Your Guide

Pretend you’re a fine arts professor. You know everything about oil painting down to the finest details: the techniques, the process, the history. You’ve written books on impressionism.

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A DOCS Education member seeks advice for treating a former drug addict.

A DOCS Education Member seeks the faculty’s assistance:

I had a 24-year-old, recovering drug addicted female weighing 142 lb presents with multiple caries. She will require extractions, implants and dentures. Her rehab therapy medications are Suboxone® 8 mg two times daily along with 12.5 mg of Klonopin® daily. The patient is anxious about her dental treatment. She states she can come off these meds two days before her appointment. Is this ok and is there an OCS protocol for her?

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Webinar Corner: Exclusive Gold Member Webinar by Dr. Fang

We are proud to announce an upcoming webinar for DOCS Education Gold Members. On Tuesday, May 20 at 6:00pm EST, DOCS Education Faculty, Dr. Leslie Fang will be hosting a webinar exclusively for our Gold Members. With the release of new anticoagulants and their interactions with existing antibiotics, it’s no surprise that new methods to properly care for your sedation patients are coming into play.

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If You Want to Lose a Tooth You May Need to Pull Some Strings

Irish boy removes baby tooth with the help of his father, a thread and a remote control helicopter.

Once a baby tooth is loose, most kids want it gone. Sure, the monetary gains post-loss are an obvious incentive, but the satisfaction of finally prying the tooth free can be its own kind of reward.

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The nation’s top endodontists want to teach you their secrets.

Renowned endodontists Drs. Lisa Germain and Lou Berman will host “Top Time Traps,” a comprehensive webinar for the general dentist looking to increase their knowledge, increase their patient base and get a foot in the door to the world of basic endo.

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My patient is 31 years old and taking birth control pills. She has been diagnosed with multiple sclerosis but was approved for treatment by her medical doctor. Are there any special precautions I should take for this patient for oral sedation?
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My 38-year-old patient presented in a state of high anxiety, among the most fearful people my office has seen. She’s a smoker with normal vitals.


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I have a female patient scheduled for two crowns and several fillings who is apprehensive about treatment. The patient’s cardiologist gave a release with precaution to avoid epinephrine. What would you advise for treatment?
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A 30-year-old man came to me today for a consultation for oral conscious sedation. His treating physician says the patient is suffering from bipolar disorder, ADHD, and panic attacks. The MD says the patient is under "good control," is not schizophrenic and is not suffering from any other psychosis. Do you recommend treating him?
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Any contraindications with the normal triazolam protocol for a dentophobic patient using a SynchroMed® pump to deliver Dilaudid® 10 mg/ml (2.5 mg/day) and clonidine 100 mcg/ml (25 mcg/day) to the lumbar area of the spine for kidney pain?
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I have a patient with extremely high dental anxiety, severe Fibromyalgia, and thick, ropey saliva. What would you recommend regarding this case?
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