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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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The Struggle to Stay Abreast of Medical Pharmacology

A steady stream of new, more potent medications and rapidly changing regulations are placing a heavy burden on dentists as they try to keep up with dosing and drug interaction restrictions.

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Ondansetron Usage Before and After Sedation Appointment

Dr. Wellbrock weighs in on how to manage a patient who experiences nausea during sedation appointments.

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How to Terminate an Employee Safely and with Confidence

Learn how to dismiss a troublesome employee legally and confidently with Paul Edwards of CEDR HR Solutions.

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Having an emergency plan is an important component of running a safe and successful practice. Many professionals neglect proper emergency planning. Don’t be one of them!
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A high-saliva patient needs extensive restorative treatment during a long sedation appointment. Is there a safe and effective anticholinergic to help reduce saliva during the procedure?
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Research has long shown many types of tea have a positive effect on oral health. If the astringency of tea isn’t your thing, drinking black coffee may confer a similar effect.
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The formal learning at dental continuing education courses is the reason dentists and their team members attend. But there is a surprising, long-lasting byproduct of DOCS Education seminars: community. The dentist-to-dentist interactions – both during class, and especially during breaks – is what so many registrants praise and why so many professionals return time and again.
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When dentists know the whole truth about sleep medicine, they and their team members will recognize the many benefits – to their patients and their practices – of adding dental sleep medicine to their conventional oral health services.
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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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