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Are We Taking the Wrong Approach to Preventing Cavities?

The current state of dental healthcare in America has been described as an "epidemic" by numerous boards and committees. Are dentists providing a "band-aid solution" to a deeper problem?

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A Surprising New Look at Anxiety Treatment

Could a new treatment make dental fear a thing of the past? Researchers make a breakthrough in our understanding of anxiety and its etiology in the brain.

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Considerations for Patient Taking Cimzia

What's the best protocol when a patient is on medications with multiple uses? DOCS Faculty share advice for taking a medical history and evaluating drug interactions.

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Rectal Cancer Worsened by Oral Microbes, Research Indicates.

One of the deadliest cancers may be exacerbated by travelling bacteria from the oral cavity. A new study finds that fusobacteria localize to tumors in the lower intestine.

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Treating Elderly Patient with Colitis

Sedation can help to make older patients more comfortable during dental treatment, but accommodating medically-complex patients can be challenging depending on their condition.

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Root Tip Infections May Contribute to Heart Disease

A new study finds that hidden infections, such as those at the root tip, may predispose one to cardiovascular disease.

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Past Meth User Claims Intolerance to Triazolam

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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Too Early to Recommend EDTA Dental Gel as Toothpaste Replacement, Say Experts

Recently recommended by famed inventor Sir James Dyson, a new dental gel claims to be more effective than toothpaste with no abrasives, foam or antibiotics.

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Breaking the Biofilm: New Nanoparticle Shows Promise

Iron nanoparticles may disrupt the ability of cariogenic bacteria to form biofilms, paving the way for next-generation anticavity treatments.

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Sedating Patient on Morphine for Back Pain

A patient requests treatment under sedation, and discloses she has had two back surgeries with morphine as the principal painkiller. Can she safely be sedated per DOCS protocols?

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What do you do when your patient with a history of opioid addiction is being treated with methadone? A DOCS Education member consults faculty members, Drs. Jerome Wellbrock and PJ Goyal, to get advice on the proper sedation protocol.
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A sedation patient with type 1 diabetes returns to a DOCS Education member's practice with a new regimen of medications. How has this patient's condition changed, and how does it affect the sedation protocol?
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After you complete your oral conscious sedation training, the next step is selecting that first case you'll be treating in your office. When are medical conditions a red-flag regarding who should be treated, and just how complicated should your case be right out of the gate? A freshly-trained member of DOCS Education checks in with Dr. Wellbrock before seeing his first sedation appointment.
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When a patient develops possible stridor; an abnormal, high-pitched, musical breathing sound, is it a result of ultrasonic scaling? Or could it be something else?
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A patient seeks the faculty’s advice concerning a full mouth extraction case for a patient with schizophrenia.
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A DOCS Education member seeks the faculty’s advice over sedating a chronically sleep-deprived, potential hyporesponder with a low baseline pulse.
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