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Sedation of Asthma Patient

What is the protocol for a patient who carries a prophylactic asthma inhaler? Can they receive treatment under sedation?

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Seven Great Candy Alternatives for Halloween

No one wants to be the "disappointing house" during Halloween, so check out these fun alternatives to candy that will still delight trick-or-treaters.

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Tumors with Teeth: The Terrifying Teratoma

What looks like an homage to John Carpenter's The Thing, and in rare cases can grow up to five pounds in weight? An unusual form of tumor known as the teratoma!

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Why Use a Slurry?

The mechanics of medication absorption are an important factor in dosing to effect. A DOCS Education member inquires as to the delivery method of the different medications.

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Looking to Ward off the Flu? Start by Brushing Your Teeth

Oral health has major implications for the rest of the body, including risk of infection. Maintaining good oral health may increase resilience against seasonal illness, including the flu.

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Should Hygienists Practice Independently in Underserved Areas?

Access to care remains a significant problem in poor and rural communities. Many hygienists argue that preventative care could be made more accessible by practicing without direct oversight.

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Sedation of Athlete with Repeated Head Trauma

An athlete with recurrent migraines presents for treatment, and the clinician recognizes gabapentin as a possible interaction. Are there more considerations to be made?

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Need a New Tooth? Just Pee.

Could human teeth be grown from cells harvested in our urine? Researchers have reverse-engineered stem cells that could be used as a natural tooth-replacement therapy.

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"It's all in your mouth!" Occlusion and Balance Found to be Related.

Could a bad bite throw more than just your oral health out of balance? Researchers have found an link between the mouth and one's balance and posture.

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Forum: Why No Triazolam and Lorazepam Protocol?

Many of the DOCS protocols combine two different drugs of the same class to achieve a more consistent, smoother or longer-lasting result. A DOCS member asks about a new combination.

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Learn how to dismiss a troublesome employee legally and confidently with Paul Edwards of CEDR HR Solutions.
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You can tell a lot from teeth, and researchers continue to decode what dental health can tell us about systemic health. These three studies show that there is always new territory to be covered in dental research!
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Dr. Wellbrock explains why oral sedation, despite its wide therapeutic range and efficacy, is not a catch-all for patients with certain serious health issues.
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A study has confirmed that prions – responsible for diseases like Mad Cow – can be transmitted and infective through aerosolized droplets of fluid, such as those produced during a dental procedure.
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Sleep deprivation has been shown to have a markedly negative effect on oral health through inflammatory pathways, irrespective of a person’s oral hygiene.
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Discoveries in dental science often lead to applications well beyond the oral cavity; from dental stem cells being used to regenerate kidneys to periodontal treatment used to fight chronic disease.
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