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Alabama Dental Association reaches out to dentists

In the wake of the deadly tornadoes ravaging the Southern states, the Alabama Dental Association is reaching out to dentists in Tuscaloosa, Birmingham and Huntsville to assess damages to dental practices, the dentists and their staff.

Autism and Sedation

A DOCS Education member asks: Have you had any personal experiences with sedating an autistic patient? Have you heard of any concerns with this issue?

Multiple Sclerosis and Sedation?

My patient is a female, age 31, married, taking birth control pills, and has multiple sclerosis. Are there any special precautions I should take for this patient for oral sedation?

Cool Temperatures Bring in Hot Topics for Minneapolis Sedation Course

It has been said the city of Minneapolis has two seasons, snow removal and road repair. The DOCS Education team was quickly introduced to the cool temperatures in April as snow fell Thursday night...

Will growing new teeth come sooner than we think?

“In the future we envision,” explains Dr. Sharpe, “a patient who loses a tooth and wants a replacement will be able to choose between current methods and a biological-based implant—a new natural tooth—derived from the patient’s own dental stem cells.”

New regulations could limit dentists' ability to administer injectable pharmacologies

New regulations adopted in March by the New Jersey Board of Dentistry could limit dentists’ administration of injectable pharmacologics.

Dentists Weigh In on Kids' Chocolate Milk Health Debate

For years, nutrition experts and healthy food advocates have been calling for a ban on chocolate milk in schools to help curb childhood obesity. Some dentists are now joining the chorus, saying it's one of the main culprits in causing tooth decay others aren't so sure...

Group wants Ohio to approve use of dental therapists

The Universal Health Care Action Network of Ohio wants state lawmakers to approve the use of dental therapists. Therapists are not dentists but can drill out cavities...read more

Restraining kids ‘abhorrent,’ DOCS Education faculty member says

A lawsuit filed on behalf of hundreds of children in 20 states is only the latest in a series of disturbing events associated with Small Smiles / Access Dentistry, a national chain primarily caring for low-income populations.

Studies at NYU-Poly and NYU College of Dentistry Lead to a More Efficient DNA Delivery System

NEW YORK, April 4, 2011 -- Scientists at Polytechnic Institute of New York University (NYU-Poly) and at the NYU College of Dentistry have discovered a biochemical version of a principle well known amo

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