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Is Oral or IV Sedation best for Autistic Patient?

DOCS Education faculty discuss the challenges and considerations entailed when treated autistic patients under sedation.

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Three Easy Ways to Get New Patients Using Social Media

Successfully reaching new patients is a constant headache for many dentists fed up with discount cards and newspaper ads. How do you attract new patients in the 21st century?

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Ninth Annual Sedation Safety Week Another Success

Did you miss the action this year? Check out Incisor’s look at the best of this year’s Sedation Safety Week.

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The DOCS Education Proclamation

Who are we, and what do we stand for, really? Learn about the new and continuing direction of DOCS Education as an educational institution and an advocate for change.

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Protecting Pregnant Patients – What Dentists Should Know

Patients often have a lot of questions and concerns during their pregnancy, and going to the dentist is no exception. Here are the top things to communicate to pregnant patients.

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Five of the Strangest Allergies Confirmed by Science

Clinicians must remain vigilant for allergies in the dental practice, both those in the chart, and those which may arise with no warning. Have you observed any of these strange allergies in your practice?

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The Top Five Scariest Animal Teeth

Ever asked a patient to open their mouth, and then wish you hadn't? Check out Incisor's list of the most terrifying animal teeth, and be glad you're not a veterinarian to any of these creatures!

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Sedation of Chronic Pain Patient with Early Signs of Alzheimer's

Older patients require less sedation medication, but what if they are on other medications that increase the likelihood of being a hyporesponder? DOCS Education faculty weigh in.

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The Immunological Paradox of Mastication

New research reveals that the process of chewing stimulates immune system activity to protect against infection, while at the same time increasing the risk of periodontal disease.

Three Reasons You Should Be Talking About Root Canals

To the average patient, no procedure is more dreaded than the root canal, despite the fact that it can be painless and preserve the natural tooth with excellent clinical outcomes.

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What are the limitations of oral conscious sedation when treating very large and/or obese patients? DOCS Education faculty weigh in.
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A patient who is a pack-a-day smoker initially is sedated well, but arises agitated after several hours. Reaction to hydroxyzine or nicotine withdrawal? DOCS Education faculty weigh in.
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The importance of learning and disclosing all medications of a current patient is important, and may be a clue to why a patient doesn't respond to sedation as expected.
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How much can sedated patients really remember? More than you think, says new study.
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You may know the final outcome of the ADA House of Delegates vote on Resolution 77. But understanding the who, how and what's next is just as crucial.
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Is there cause for concern if a patient's sedation level seems to increase after leaving the office, even if they are "perked up" by the administration of sugar post-operatively?
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