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Chipped Tooth on Bamboo: Even Pandas Need Dental Work

Bai Yun is a panda at the San Diego Zoo—apparently with a taste for tough bamboo.

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Pediatric Sedation Dentistry: The change in curriculum that will change your practice

Change is inevitable. The only real question is whether to change for the better or for the worse. In this issue, Incisor unveils the improvements and advancements made in the Pediatric Sedation Dentistry curriculum—and what they mean for your practice.

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A patient with chronic hives poses a challenge for one DOCS Education member

A DOCS Education faculty member provides advice on how to proceed with treatment.

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5 Historical Facts About Teeth: From Paul Revere to the Mayans

Did the Mayans sport bejeweled grins long before it was cool? Do toothbrushes really grow on trees? And how about our first president George Washington: Did he *really* have teeth made of wood? Incisor answers these questions and more.

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Seven Celebrities with Dramatically Improved Smiles (You won’t believe who #1 is!)

If you want to be a movie star, chances are you’re going to need three things: charisma, good looks and talent.

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Dr. Feck provides advice on a Dilantin-Triazolam interaction.

A DOCS Education member seeks the faculty’s assistance:

I have a 35-year-old patient who has Cerebral Palsy, is intellectually disabled and a history of seizures. He is taking the following medications: Remeron®, Dilantin®, Clonazepam and Keppra.

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Pediatric Sedation Dentistry: Dr. Roger Sanger weighs in.

Dr. Roger Sanger is DOCS Education’s lead instructor for Pediatric Sedation Dentistry and has personally performed over 13,000 pediatric sedation cases.

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Purple Graze: Ancient skeletons reveal humans once snacked on purple nutsedge to keep teeth clean.

Does the purple nutsedge look appetizing?

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A DOCS Education member seeks Dr. Wellbrock’s advice on patient with extreme narcotic sensitivity.

A DOCS Education member seeks the faculty’s assistance:

A 47-year-old healthy female whose appearance is consistent with her stated age is currently taking:

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DOCS Digest Tackles the Tough Stuff

DOCS Education makes a point to pull back the proverbial curtain and address all sides of dentistry: the triumphs, the complexities and perhaps most important—the challenges.

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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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