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IV sedation of a minor taking antidepressants and antimigraine medication

What are the appropriate agents to use in an IV sedation for a minor, and how do these medications affect the sedation process? DOCS Education faculty weigh in.

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British dental care crisis worsens

Dental charities usually practicing in Africa and the Middle East step into to fill care shortfalls that dentists blame on bureaucracy and unrealistic quotas.

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Are you on the alert for these tooth-compromising medications?

Understanding your patients’ medications is critical for more than just anticipating drug interactions. Certain medications can predispose a patient to tooth decay, and you won’t know unless you ask them!

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If It’s Your Dream One Day to Sell Your Dental Practice, Brace Yourself

When it’s time to retire and sell your dental practice, don’t be shocked to discover how little your business is worth. David C. Barnett, an expert on business valuations, explains the problem and what steps you must take now to avoid it.

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The Dental League: A team of extraordinary practitioners who preach what they practice

Individually, the DOCS Education instructors who’ll serve as the faculty for the upcoming Sedation & Advanced Dentistry Conference in San Francisco are highly accomplished doctors. Collectively, they are extraordinary – inspiring comparisons to the superheroes who combine to form the comic world’s League of Justice.

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Post-operative pain management – avoiding opioids?

How effective are NSAID combinations against pain, and when is it appropriate (if ever) to prescribe opioid medication for postoperative dental pain? DOCS Education faculty weigh in.

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Five must-do tasks for a better 2018

Don’t stumble into 2018 unprepared! Read these essential tips for a better, smoother, and more rewarding practice in the New Year.

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Study offers a fascinating look into antibiotics development

A recent study of bioactivity in a derivative of a common antibiotic class gives insight into how novel antibiotics are developed, and why.

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This Dentist Was Forced to Provide Dental Sleep Medicine – And He Couldn't Be Happier

Dr. Pat Prendergast never intended to provide his patients dental sleep medicine. But when a shoulder operation cast doubt on his ability to continue practicing as he always had, he had no choice but to give sleep dentistry a try. Five years later, he unreservedly recommends that every general dentist offer his or her patients dental sleep medicine.

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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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Many surprising benefits await general dentists, endodontists, and periodontists who complete the training necessary to obtain their IV Sedation permits. Increasingly, state regulators require IV Sedation permits for all dentists who moderately sedate their patients, whether enterally or parenterally.
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The communication gap between physicians and dentists has long been identified as an obstacle to providing successful care. Nowhere is this illustrated more painfully than with C. dificile infections.
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In the wake of America’s most devastating storm season since 2005, dentists and dental organizations are joining forces with aid groups to help those affected.
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A young woman presents with a history of depression, agoraphobia and mood dysregulation, and is on multiple medications for same. Can she safely be oral sedated? DOCS faculty weigh in.
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