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A votre santé? Red wine may fight cavities.

Red wine: we know it has antioxidants. We know it stains your teeth. But do we know if it helps fight cavities?

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Dr. Feck provides medication interaction, administration and monitoring advice.

A DOCS Education member seeks the faculty’s assistance:

I have a 41-year-old female patient who takes 10 mg of doxepin twice daily.

I checked Lexicomp™ for any interactions with diazepam, but it did not list any. Before I proceed with treatment, I would like to confirm it is ok to give diazepam to a patient taking 10 mg of doxepin twice daily. Thank you!

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Growing new teeth? Not as far-fetched as once thought.

What do dinosaurs and small children have in common?

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Has dentistry become the new vehicle for body modification?

Is your life rich and complete except for the slight, melancholic twinge of having boring, white teeth?

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A DOCS Education member seeks the faculty’s assistance regarding medication category D conflicts.

A DOCS Education member seeks the faculty’s assistance:

I’m seeking advice on a 47-year-old male patient. I believe he is an ASA II individual. His blood pressure and pulse are WNL (131/83 & 68). He has a history of arthritis, kidney disease (renal insufficiency which patient says is categorized as stage II chronic kidney problems related to the meds he's taking), and lastly HIV.

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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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My patient is a female, age 31, married, taking birth control pills, and has multiple sclerosis. Are there any special precautions I should take for this patient for oral sedation?


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