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Unusual Scheduling With Diabetic Patient

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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Dentists Aren’t Psychologists, But...

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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Five Must-Have Reception Area Gadgets for Fall 2017

These fun reception area gadgets are sure to entertain and relax incoming patients while they wait for their appointment time.

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The Top 3 HIPAA Violations to Avoid this Fall

It’s important to conduct regular audits of your HIPAA compliance to ensure that patient information is secure. Are you guilty of any of these HIPAA missteps?

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My Response: Given the News Reports, Why Would Any Caring Dentist Ever Use Sedation On a Child?

Is the recent media trial of pediatric sedation fair? Some clinicians are asking whether pediatric sedation can ever be safe, and Dr. Roger Sanger is here with the facts.

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To Diazepam or Not to Diazepam: Methadone Patient.

What’s the proper protocol for sedating a chronic pain patient for whole-mouth scaling and root planing? Is the night-before medication indicated here? DOCS Faculty weigh in.

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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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A 15-year-old patient taking multiple medications for ADHD is coming in for a sedation consultation. What does a clinician need to be aware of beforehand? Three DOCS Education faculty members advise.
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Will vaping cause complications during a sedation appointment if a patient refuses to cease? A DOCS Education member requests advice for his first solo sedation appointment.
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A doctor who uses incremental sedation has a patient with sleep apnea and taking multiple medications. Is the protocol he's considering correct? What's the risk of CO₂ retention for patients with sleep apnea?
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Should a patient with bipolar disorder stop taking ziprasidone and bupropion before a sedation appointment? A DOCS Education member asks faculty Drs. Wellbrock and Feck what's the right protocol for this patient.
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A DOCS Education member writes in about a healthy, ASA I patient taking no medications who comes in for a sedation appointment. It's all pretty routine, but the patient becomes agitated once sedated. What's the cause?
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A patient experiences restless legs syndrome while in the chair after being sedated; the clinician thinks it may be from hydroxyzine. Dr. Jerome Wellbrock weighs in with his thoughts on drug interactions and suggested medications.
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