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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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Why Anesthetics Aren't Effective for Long Cases

A member has been on a losing streak when it comes to keeping his patients numb and comfortable for restorations. Why isn't the anesthetic as effective?

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The Single Most Important Reason Why Every Dentist Needs Advanced Life Support Training

It's inarguable, infallible and undisputable. Just ask veteran dentist and longtime DOCS Education Member Dr. Steve E. Chamish.

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Millennials Prefer Dentists to the Banking Industry

A study shows that Millennials are primed to wreak havoc on the banking industry, which has nothing to do with dentistry. Or does it?

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Is it Safe to Sedate a Bipolar, Diabetic Smoker with Active Hep. C?

A patient presents with multiple medical conditions, including bipolar disorder, diabetes and an active HCV infection. To top it all off, she's a smoker. Should the clinician proceed with oral conscious sedation?

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Why Google and the Movie Industry are Fighting over Dental Aligners

A lawsuit between two dental alignment device-makers is pitting Google and Apple against the movie and recording industries. Who knew dentistry could be so divisive?

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Should I Take on this Case or Punt to OR?

Sometimes even the most experienced sedation dentists need a little help from their friends. A DOCS Education Fellow seeks advice from faculty about whether he should take on a sedation case or refer it out.

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What Does 400,000-Year-Old Tartar Tell Us?

Anthropologists are gaining insight into the lives of prehistoric humans using data gathered from ancient teeth. What researchers are discovering is amazing.

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Can I get Alzheimer's from that Root Canal?

Does that seem like a ridiculous question to you? Unfortunately, it's not so preposterous according to a new study published in the Journal Nature.

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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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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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