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These Dentists Teamed Up to Fight Hurricane Damage. Will You Join Them?

In the wake of America’s most devastating storm season since 2005, dentists and dental organizations are joining forces with aid groups to help those affected.

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Sedation of Patient Taking Multiple C and D Interaction Medications

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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The 5 Steps to Handle PR Disasters

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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The Top 3 Exciting Discoveries in Dentistry this Week

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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Sedation of 67-Year-Old Woman Taking Anxiolytic Medication

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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Playing Russian Roulette with the Lives of Your Patients

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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Sedation Dentistry: The More You Know, The More You Need to Learn

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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Use of naloxone and atropine in emergency situations

How are naloxone and atropine (from the emergency kit) properly implemented? DOCS Education faculty weigh in with a summary of emergency preparedness.

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Good Hygiene, Bad Teeth?

Can you really have too much of a good thing when it comes to hygiene?

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In Water Crises, What are Dentists to Do?

Flint, Michigan experienced one of the worst water contamination crises in the history of the United States. In the midst of this, what mitigation steps are dentists taking?

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Danger ahead! Social media can be a great way to engage with your patient base and raise your practice’s profile, but beware these social media marketing pitfalls:
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Most dentists can save thousands, perhaps tens of thousands of dollars in taxes, by taking decisive steps before year-end. With major federal tax reform in the works, for the first time since 1986, the opportunities in these final days of 2017 really are a once-in-a-generation occurence.
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Meet Dr. Brian McKay, a long-time DOCS Education member and one of our "2018 Best in the Nation Sedation Dentists." Dr. McKay specializes in comprehensive restorations and has safely and successfully treated more than 3,000 patients relying on his DOCS Education sedation training. In return for his hard work and dedication, Dr. McKay enjoys a professional and personal lifestyle that he, himself, describes as "the best thing in the world."
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Did you arrive at the office today inspired to see patients and do all the necessary administrative work? Procter & Gamble veteran and author Scott Mautz helps professionals stay motivated and create a supportive organizational culture.
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A patient with an early life stroke in his medical history needs significant dental care, but anxiety and pain are complicating the procedure. What's the safest course of action?
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A powerful new adjuvant isolated from the pepper tree has the potential to help existing antibiotics kill bacteria that have developed a resistance, by cutting off their communication.
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