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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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How Stem Cell Therapy Will Give Your Patients Wolverine Powers

Think regeneration is just a "superpower" from comic books and sci-fi? Advances in stem cell therapies are turning what was once fiction into reality.

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Patient Receives Successful Implant-Supported Denture with Sedation Dentistry

A partially endentulous patient receives better denture support through sedation dentistry.
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Herbal Remedies and Sedation Medications: Know the Dangers

Find out how the use of seemingly-innocuous herbal supplements might affect patient response to your procedures. What are the ingredients you need to watch out for?
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Are You Ready for the New Boom in Pediatric Dentistry?

Pediatrics is the fastest-growing market in dentistry. Dr. Roger Sanger explains how DOCS Education's updated protocols can keep you on top of the new wave.
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Resolution 77: The Most Monumental Mistake the ADA Could Ever Make

The ADA is voting on revised sedation guidelines, known as Resolution 77, on November 10. The resolution will obliterate oral sedation dentistry—and put you and your patients at risk.

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One Step Closer to an Enamel Restorative Treatment

Researchers in England report progress in the search for an effective restorative agent that can curtail infection and sensitivity. If dentinal tubules, nanoparticles and fluorosurfactants are your thing, keep reading.

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We all have patients who complain that a sore tooth feels like it's going to explode, but did you know this is actually possible in certain circumstances? Incisor takes a look at barodontalgia.
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Experts are conflicted on whether antibiotic prophylaxis is necessary to treat patients with heart stents, knee replacements or other implanted surgical appliances. Get the facts here.
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What are the options when you cannot relieve a patient's anxiety with benzodiazepine medication? DOCS Education faculty weigh in.
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A career in dentistry can lead many places, from the Old West to the Silver Screen. Check out these historical and contemporary figures who got their start on the humble handpiece.
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Lots of activities can cause dental damage, but what do you do about patients who are compelled to eat non-food items?
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When a DOCS member experiences a break-in damaging her DEA Cabinet, what should she do to continue serving the patients scheduled for the next day?
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