Editor's blog

"My Patient Eats Bricks!" – Problematic Patterns in Patients with Pica

Lots of activities can cause dental damage, but what do you do about patients who are compelled to eat non-food items?

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Moving Forward After a Break-In

When a DOCS member experiences a break-in damaging her DEA Cabinet, what should she do to continue serving the patients scheduled for the next day?

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Study Finds Women Predisposed to Develop Dry Socket

An analysis published in the Journal of the American Dental Association suggests that women may be predisposed to alveolar osteitis as a result of higher estrogen.

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Oral Cancer Risk may be Increased by Gum Disease Bacteria

Periodontitis associated bacteria have been found to secrete metabolic by-products that could lead to an increased risk for a type of oral cancer.

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Flossing for the High Score - Motivation in the 21st Century

Could goal-tracking software help patients maintain oral hygiene? The next step in getting patients to floss might be one of these apps.

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Promising New Painkillers in Development

Could researchers be on the brink of discovering a brand-new class of painkillers?

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Sedation Medication Interaction with Verapamil

How best should a clinician handle the sedation of an older patient taking verapamil? DOCS Education faculty weigh in.

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Archaeologists find Earliest Evidence of Dental Fillings

Researchers have identified ancient evidence of dental fillings used to stabilize a cracked tooth in the early Neolithic period, far earlier than previous finds have indicated fillings developed.

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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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Wondering how to improve your practice in the new year? Check out these great tips to increase efficiency, bring in more patients and de-stress your life!
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Archaeologists discover hidden evidence that the concept of toothbrushing may be far older than previously thought – older even the ancient Egyptians.
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A patient undergoes some standard treatment on her anterior maxillary dentition, and after leaving the office calls in to say she has been sneezing uncontrollably for hours!
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Clove oil is often used as a mild analgesic in dentistry for toothaches and denture sore spots, but cloves and their chemical components have seen medicinal use for centuries!
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Have an HR hangover from your last company function? Make your next holiday fun, safe, and respectful with these disaster-averting precautions!
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Be a Gold Member for a day - absolutely free! DOCS Gold Members get free webinars from national education leaders in a variety of topics, and now's the chance for anyone to try this great benefit on for size!
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