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Unusual Scheduling With Diabetic Patient

Should a diabetic patient who is coming in later than a typical appointment still take diazepam the night before treatment? DOCS Education faculty weigh in.

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Dentists Aren’t Psychologists, But...

A growing body of scientific evidence in recent years makes it abundantly clear that when people have unhealthy teeth and gums, they are far more likely to experience depression, anxiety, stress, a

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Five Must-Have Reception Area Gadgets for Fall 2017

These fun reception area gadgets are sure to entertain and relax incoming patients while they wait for their appointment time.

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The Top 3 HIPAA Violations to Avoid this Fall

It’s important to conduct regular audits of your HIPAA compliance to ensure that patient information is secure. Are you guilty of any of these HIPAA missteps?

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My Response: Given the News Reports, Why Would Any Caring Dentist Ever Use Sedation On a Child?

Is the recent media trial of pediatric sedation fair? Some clinicians are asking whether pediatric sedation can ever be safe, and Dr. Roger Sanger is here with the facts.

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To Diazepam or Not to Diazepam: Methadone Patient.

What’s the proper protocol for sedating a chronic pain patient for whole-mouth scaling and root planing? Is the night-before medication indicated here? DOCS Faculty weigh in.

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Virtual Reality at the Dentist’s Office: The New Sedation?

Virtual reality headsets are the hot new tech toy for gamers and video technology innovators, but could they be an effective treatment for dental fear?

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How to Gain an Edge on the Competition with a Web Video Advertisement

The modern media landscape is rapidly becoming dominated by motion content, such as animations, Facebook videos and YouTube advertisements. Is your practice on board?

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Helping a Patient with Hepatitis C Get the Care They Need

What are the considerations for protecting both the doctor and patient from harm during an oral sedation procedure, when the patient is Hepatitis C-positive?

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The Board Letter No Dentist Wants to Receive, But So Many (Needlessly) Do

John Dovgan, SCI discusses how to avoid board actions and standard of care violations.

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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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Social media can be a fantastic tool to promote your practice, engage with your community and attract new patients using a platform they are already comfortable with, but not all press is good pres
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Squid ink that can check for gum disease, a rapid test for peri-implantitis risk using chewing gum, and compelling new evidence suggests our salivary microbes don’t come from where we think!
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How does the standard oral sedation protocol change when a patient is taking multiple medications for the same condition? DOCS Education faculty weigh in.
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Dentists rarely, if ever, have to deal with the subject of patient deaths. But some of your patients may be dying needlessly from complications of Obstructive Sleep Apnea, a dangerous medical illness with a safe and effective dental solution.
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Successful sedation dentists are very much in demand. In fact, their comfort with treating dental and medically complex cases has created a self-perpetuating need for their services. That, in turn, requires veteran sedation dentists to continue to expand and update their sedation and safety training.
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