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Dr. McAnaney Steps into the Spotlight

For this installment of the Incisor, we’re doing a special spotlight on an exemplary DOCS Education member who’s been here since the very beginning: Dr. Stephen McAnaney.

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An ASA III or IV Patient Seeks Two Extractions and Four Implants.

A DOCS Education member seeks the faculty’s assistance:

I would like to get all suggestions for sedating a 79-year-old female with a pacemaker and a history of heart problems. The patient is on clonazepam, 81 mg aspirin, verapamil, digoxin, hydroxychlorine, levothyroxine, meloxicam, metropolol, saccurate(?), Nitrostat® and potassium. Her MD has instructed us not to use any epinephrine. The patient is allergic to penicillin and MD suggested clindamycin, which is what I will prescribe.

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A Convenience is a Convenience No Matter How Small

Someone Googles your practice. The difference between clicking and not clicking can be fractional. Today, DOCS Education unveils SedationCare.com’s latest tip for getting noticed by prospective patients.

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DOCS-und Education

The famed CE organization DOCS Education expands to create a new membership institute celebrating the smallest of hounds.

Two Role Models Honored with DOCS Education’s 2014 Sedation Dentist of the Year Award

A general dentist who treats children at a nonprofit center that serves immigrants and a pediatric dental specialist who works with the handicapped have been named co-recipients of the 2014 DOCS Ed

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DOCS Faculty Cautions Against Sedating ASA IV 63-Year-Old Patient.

A DOCS Education member seeks the faculty’s assistance:

I have a patient who is ASA III, Mallampati 2, base line BP 135/86 Spo2 98%. The patient has depression, stable angina, high blood pressure, hyperlipidemia and arthritis. Last exam was 3 weeks ago.

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DOCS Education Announces Pediatric Sedation Dentistry Scholarship Winners

In conjunction with the Sixth Annual Sedation Safety Week, five $1,000 educational scholarships will be awarded to dentists who work in the non-profit sector.

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A Mercurial History: Incisor investigates the controversial past of amalgam fillings.

Dental amalgams have long been controversial. A mixture of mercury, silver, tin, copper and other metals, amalgam fillings were first introduced to America in 1833 by two French entrepreneurs, the Crawcour brothers.

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Unmonitored diabetes and a host of medications proves difficult for OCS

A DOCS Education member has an upcoming diabetic patient who takes their medication, but does not monitor their blood sugar. How will this affect a planned, upcoming sedation dentistry procedure?

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Digital Love: DOCS Digest | winter 2014

Remember when your cell phone looked like a plastic brick with a monochrome screen? Perhaps you whiled away the day playing snake while listening to Smash Mouth on your Walkman.

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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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