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Paging Dr. Snake: Researchers Create Therapeutic Venom Database

Could venom from dangerous animals be used for medicine? Data scientists say it already has, and finding studies should be easier.

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Are Your Patients Damaging their Teeth with Whitening Products?

Are Your Patients Damaging their Teeth with Whitening Products?

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Is My Patient a Hyporesponder?

The importance of learning and disclosing all medications of a current patient is important, and may be a clue to why a patient doesn't respond to sedation as expected.

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Is Your Prescription Bankrupting your Patients?

What's behind the extreme variability in drug prices these days? Incisor takes a look at how fluctuations affect clinicians and patients alike.
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The Rise of No-Drill Dentistry

Is dentistry moving away from the handpiece? New atraumatic techniques may preserve oral health without the need for fillings in early cases.
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Tooth Extraction After Heart Surgery

A patient needs an abscessed tooth extracted, but his blood-thinning medication could complicate the procedure. DOCS Education faculty weigh in.
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Mind Your Manners with Sedated Patients

How much can sedated patients really remember? More than you think, says new study.
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A Clinical Imperative: Educate Your Patients About Antibiotics

Are you ready to join the fight against antibiotic resistance? An easy way to do your part as a community medical professional.
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ADA Resolution 77 Update: It's Not Over Yet!

You may know the final outcome of the ADA House of Delegates vote on Resolution 77. But understanding the who, how and what's next is just as crucial.

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Discharge Protocols after Sedation Appointments

Is there cause for concern if a patient's sedation level seems to increase after leaving the office, even if they are "perked up" by the administration of sugar post-operatively?

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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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A new study finds that hidden infections, such as those at the root tip, may predispose one to cardiovascular disease.
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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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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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Iron nanoparticles may disrupt the ability of cariogenic bacteria to form biofilms, paving the way for next-generation anticavity treatments.
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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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