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Oral Cancer Screening and Beyond: The Changing Role of Dentists in Healthcare

Could dentists instead of physicians offer testing for diseases? Unprecedented availability of cancer, HIV and diabetes testing means dentists can go further in serving their patients.

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Patients with Addison's Disease – Is Antibiotic Prophylaxis necessary?

Do patients with Addison's disease need preventative antibiotics to receive ordinary restorative care? DOCS Education faculty weigh in.

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New Space Technology Modeled after Sea Urchin Teeth

Sea urchins can scrape, cut and chew nearly everything thanks to their unique dentition. Scientists are attempting to adapt this morphology to accomplish diverse tasks on space exploration missions.

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Next Step in Preventing HIV Transmission? Free Testing at the Dentist.

Experts estimate nearly 22,000 in New York are unaware they are infected with HIV. A new testing program at the Buffalo School of Dental Medicine aims to inform patients about their HIV status.

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Sedating Patients who have Undergone Bariatric Surgery

The pharmacodynamics of sedation are determined by factors including metabolism and gastrointestinal function. How do medical procedures that modify these attributes affect sedation appointments?

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New Delayed-Release Toothpaste Ingredient Helps Overnight Remineralization

Fluoride is undoubtedly one of the biggest advances in preventative dentistry, but could the application method make it more effective?

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The Top Three Most Bizarre Animal Teeth

Teeth have been modified for many purposes across the animal kingdom. These are our top picks for the strangest adaptations and structures.

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Unexpected Antibacterial Effect Observed in Bio-Ceramic Compound

Could the newly-discovered antibacterial effect of a bio-ceramic be used to curb the periodontitis epidemic in America?

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Sedation Interactions with Multiple Anti-Retroviral Drugs

Genvoya® contains four medications in one dose for the treatment of HIV.

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Understanding the Role of Social Media Marketing

Social media is an enormous marketing platform ignored by the majority of dentists. Read these tips from SolutionReach on how to use social media to your practice's advantage!

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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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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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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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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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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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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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