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Virtual Reality at the Dentist’s Office: The New Sedation?

Virtual reality headsets are the hot new tech toy for gamers and video technology innovators, but could they be an effective treatment for dental fear?

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How to Gain an Edge on the Competition with a Web Video Advertisement

The modern media landscape is rapidly becoming dominated by motion content, such as animations, Facebook videos and YouTube advertisements. Is your practice on board?

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Helping a Patient with Hepatitis C Get the Care They Need

What are the considerations for protecting both the doctor and patient from harm during an oral sedation procedure, when the patient is Hepatitis C-positive?

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The Board Letter No Dentist Wants to Receive, But So Many (Needlessly) Do

John Dovgan, SCI discusses how to avoid board actions and standard of care violations.

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How "Dentistry’s Most Wanted" Microbes Are Helping Each Other to Hurt You

Candida albicans and Strep mutans have been found to "collude" with each other, causing a "super biofilm" becoming increasingly common in pediatric patients.

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The Top 3 Reasons A Dissatisfied Patient Becomes a Litigious Patient

Wish you could turn back the clock and re-do an interaction with a patient? Don’t miss Incisor’s top ideas on pre-empting situations that can lead to board complaints and litigation.

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Aftershocks of ADA Resolution 37 Begin to Hit Some Sedation Dentists Hard

In the wake of the ADA’s adoption of Resolution 37 last October, the regulatory landscape for sedation dentists is rapidly changing, creating confusion and impacting a growing number of dental practices.

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Help Sedating a Patient Who Requires Higher Airway Attention

What are the considerations for a middle aged patient who is overweight and requires greater attention to the airway during sedation? DOCS Education faculty weigh in.

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Packing for Vacation: How to Leave Stress Behind

Stress is a constant companion for medical professionals, and burnout is one of most commonly-reported mental health complaints associated with medicine.

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Five Easy Steps to Fix Your Front Desk Information Pipeline

Struggling to manage patient care and the administrative demands of a busy office? Supercharge your front desk with these solutions to streamline your conduit to the outside world.

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It seems like everything is somehow linked with mental health these days, from the amount of sunlight in the sky to the amount of sleep we get to the bacteria in our digestive systems.
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Incisor travels to remote northern Idaho to visit with Kendrick Mercer, who is legendary in elite dental circles for his ability to help dentists transform their practices from unsatisfying to vastly rewarding.
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A DOCS Gold Member asks if lorazepam is an acceptable substitute for Valium as a pre-appointment medication. Dr. Feck shares his expertise.
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And why are they so crazy? Take a look into the logic (and necessary insanity) behind the brand names of prescription medications.
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Should a diabetic patient who is coming in later than a typical appointment still take diazepam the night before treatment? DOCS Education faculty weigh in.
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A growing body of scientific evidence in recent years makes it abundantly clear that when people have unhealthy teeth and gums, they are far more likely to experience depression, anxiety, stress, a
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