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New Regulations Causing Patients to Show up Already Medicated

In an effort to achieve a deeper level of comfort, some patients are "double-dipping" by taking prescription anxiolytics from their physician prior to sedation appointments. How should this be handled?

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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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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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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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