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These Weird "Mouthwash Alternatives" Will Baffle You

Mouthwash is a popular target of hate by the "natural," "holistic" and "ayurvedic" communities as being a repurposed surgical antiseptic and containing "dangerous chemicals" such as methyl salicyla

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DOCS Education Seattle Conference Recap

This year’s DOCS Education Seattle Conference (November 10th-12th) produced some terrific highlights and takeaways.

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Three Times that Teeth Changed Archaeology

Whispering secrets of the health of ancient people, signaling human innovation, and revealing clues to our origins, no other archaeological find has changed our knowledge as much as teeth!

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Don't Wait Another Minute to Hear This Podcast On How to Stop Procrastination

The focus of this edition’s podcast is procrastination and how dentists and their team members can overcome the two most-common causes.

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How to Stay Ahead of the Curve in Dentistry

A Conversation with Best-Selling Author and Futurist Daniel Burrus

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Five Top Halloween Dental Frights and Oral Horrors

While dentists are spared having to deal with many of the revolting maladies that physicians treat, they are not exempt from these gruesome conditions:

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An Elite Members-Only Club for Dentists

Dentists needn't be a Vanderbilt, Astor, or Morgan – or possess their wealth – to enjoy all the professional and social benefits of membership in an elite private club.

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Seven More Great Candy Alternatives for Halloween

This year the 'healthy' treats you hand out needn't scare off the neighborhood kids!

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The “Forever Permit®” for Your Dental Practice

Many surprising benefits await general dentists, endodontists, and periodontists who complete the training necessary to obtain their IV Sedation permits. Increasingly, state regulators require IV Sedation permits for all dentists who moderately sedate their patients, whether enterally or parenterally.

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Dentists Unknowingly Aid Spread of C-diff

The communication gap between physicians and dentists has long been identified as an obstacle to providing successful care. Nowhere is this illustrated more painfully than with C. dificile infections.

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Don’t stumble into 2018 unprepared! Read these essential tips for a better, smoother, and more rewarding practice in the New Year.
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A recent study of bioactivity in a derivative of a common antibiotic class gives insight into how novel antibiotics are developed, and why.
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Dr. Pat Prendergast never intended to provide his patients dental sleep medicine. But when a shoulder operation cast doubt on his ability to continue practicing as he always had, he had no choice but to give sleep dentistry a try. Five years later, he unreservedly recommends that every general dentist offer his or her patients dental sleep medicine.
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When it comes to the many successful dentists who they advise, Rob Eagleston and his brother, John, have a straightforward mission: Help practice owners and associates protect their wealth, grow it, and enjoy it, especially in retirement.
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No needles, no pills, no waiting. It’s an attractive idea for clinicians looking to get patients comfortable right away, but is it as effective and predictable as other sedation methods?
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Patients with severe dental anxiety may not only be afraid of the dentist. How do we modify the DOCS Education protocols for patients who are already on medication for chronic anxiety?
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