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5 Great Ideas for a Better Practice in 2017

Wondering how to improve your practice in the new year? Check out these great tips to increase efficiency, bring in more patients and de-stress your life!

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How to Clean Your Teeth Like a Caveman

Archaeologists discover hidden evidence that the concept of toothbrushing may be far older than previously thought – older even the ancient Egyptians.

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Uncontrollable Sneezing Following Routine Appointment

A patient undergoes some standard treatment on her anterior maxillary dentition, and after leaving the office calls in to say she has been sneezing uncontrollably for hours!

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Fascinating Cloves - the Dentist's Holiday Spice

Clove oil is often used as a mild analgesic in dentistry for toothaches and denture sore spots, but cloves and their chemical components have seen medicinal use for centuries!

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The 7 Essential Tips for a Successful Office Holiday Party

Have an HR hangover from your last company function? Make your next holiday fun, safe, and respectful with these disaster-averting precautions!

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Sleep Apnea: Wake Up to the Problem

Be a Gold Member for a day - absolutely free! DOCS Gold Members get free webinars from national education leaders in a variety of topics, and now's the chance for anyone to try this great benefit on for size!

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Three Low-Tech HIPAA Violations that Could Haunt You

Not all HIPAA security breaches come from cyberspace. Have you seen any of these incidents in your office?

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Why Kids Have Better Long-Term Dental Behavior with Sedation Dentistry

Children with severe early childhood caries (ECC) can be difficult to treat due to behavior. With ECC rates increasing dramatically every year, what's a dentist to do?

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Alberta, Canada Sedation Regulations Now Under Review

In the wake of Resolution 37 being accepted by the ADA, regulatory boards in Canada have been examining their policies with regard to sedation training.

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Sedation of Two Complex Pediatric Patients

A clinician who treats adolescents under state funded managed care writes in with two complex patients, one with schizophrenia, the other with ADHD and seizures.

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Dr. Wellbrock explains why oral sedation, despite its wide therapeutic range and efficacy, is not a catch-all for patients with certain serious health issues.
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A study has confirmed that prions – responsible for diseases like Mad Cow – can be transmitted and infective through aerosolized droplets of fluid, such as those produced during a dental procedure.
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Sleep deprivation has been shown to have a markedly negative effect on oral health through inflammatory pathways, irrespective of a person’s oral hygiene.
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Discoveries in dental science often lead to applications well beyond the oral cavity; from dental stem cells being used to regenerate kidneys to periodontal treatment used to fight chronic disease.
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A DOCS Educaton member ponders how to provide mild but effective anxiolysis to an overweight patient with multiple CNS-depressant medications.
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It seems strange that floating through the air like a feather could be hard on the body, but microgravity is no joke for the human anatomy, teeth included.
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