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Too Many Dentists Earn Millions of Dollars During Their Career, and Retire Broke

When it comes to the many successful dentists who they advise, Rob Eagleston and his brother, John, have a straightforward mission: Help practice owners and associates protect their wealth, grow it, and enjoy it, especially in retirement.

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Could The “New Frontier” in Sedation Be Intranasal?

No needles, no pills, no waiting. It’s an attractive idea for clinicians looking to get patients comfortable right away, but is it as effective and predictable as other sedation methods?

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What Protocol Changes to Make for a Patient Taking Daily Benzodiazepines?

Patients with severe dental anxiety may not only be afraid of the dentist. How do we modify the DOCS Education protocols for patients who are already on medication for chronic anxiety?

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Three Social Media Disasters... And How to Prevent Them!

Danger ahead! Social media can be a great way to engage with your patient base and raise your practice’s profile, but beware these social media marketing pitfalls:

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Year-End Tax Strategies for Dentists

Most dentists can save thousands, perhaps tens of thousands of dollars in taxes, by taking decisive steps before year-end. With major federal tax reform in the works, for the first time since 1986, the opportunities in these final days of 2017 really are a once-in-a-generation occurence.

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A "Best in the Nation Sedation Dentist" - Dr. Brian McKay

Meet Dr. Brian McKay, a long-time DOCS Education member and one of our "2018 Best in the Nation Sedation Dentists." Dr. McKay specializes in comprehensive restorations and has safely and successfully treated more than 3,000 patients relying on his DOCS Education sedation training. In return for his hard work and dedication, Dr. McKay enjoys a professional and personal lifestyle that he, himself, describes as "the best thing in the world."

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How Dentists Can Clear the Obstacles and Greet Each Workday with Enthusiasm

Did you arrive at the office today inspired to see patients and do all the necessary administrative work? Procter & Gamble veteran and author Scott Mautz helps professionals stay motivated and create a supportive organizational culture.

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My Patient Had a Stroke at 16! Can I Help Them?

A patient with an early life stroke in his medical history needs significant dental care, but anxiety and pain are complicating the procedure. What's the safest course of action?

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How Do You Kill a "Superbug"? Silence It.

A powerful new adjuvant isolated from the pepper tree has the potential to help existing antibiotics kill bacteria that have developed a resistance, by cutting off their communication.

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Improve Endodontic Outcomes With Laser Irradiation

The primary challenge of a successful root canal is full and complete obturation of the canal, without microgaps or missed side canals. Could a semiconductor laser be the solution?

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The mechanics of medication absorption are an important factor in dosing to effect. A DOCS Education member inquires as to the delivery method of the different medications.
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Oral health has major implications for the rest of the body, including risk of infection. Maintaining good oral health may increase resilience against seasonal illness, including the flu.
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Access to care remains a significant problem in poor and rural communities. Many hygienists argue that preventative care could be made more accessible by practicing without direct oversight.
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