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Member Spotlight-Dr. Keith Long

Keith Long, DDS
Fellow, Diplomate
Private practice in Lakeport, California

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The Campaign Against Pain

According to a recent report by the Institute of Medicine, chronic pain affects an estimated 116 million American adults, and costs the nation up to $635 billion each year in medical treatment and lost productivity.

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DOCS Education member transforms clinical into comfortable

"Sit back and relax in our reclining massage chair. Would you like a warm
towel? Do you want to listen to music or watch a movie during your treatment?"

Hearing this, you might think you're at a day spa. Think again; you're at the dentist.

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Dr. Linda Edgar for AGD Vice President

Linda Edgar, DDS, MEd, MAGD has been a valiant champion for education and quality patient care...

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Faculty Spotlight

DOCS Education is pleased to announce the addition to its faculty of Dr. John Hexem, who will teach IV Sedation Update. Dr. Hexem is highly regarded instructor with a distinguished background as an anesthesiologist.

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New state rules on pain management now in effect

Health care providers in Washington have new regulations and guidance to help with more effective pain management.

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Dr. Craig Rubinoff on Sedation Dentistry

We recently had the opportunity to reach out to Dr. Craig Rubinoff, a DOCS Education member and Fellow, and ask him how DOCS Education and sedation dentistry have benefited both his practice and patients.

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Apprehensive Patient with Asthma and Hypertension

I have a female patient scheduled for two crowns and several fillings who is apprehensive about treatment. The patient’s cardiologist gave a release with precaution to avoid epinephrine. What would you advise for treatment?

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In the News - Dr. Robin Rutherford

As part of our ongoing commitment we periodically share stories from the news and media about DOCS Education members from around the world. Here is one such story.

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ADHD, Panic Disorder, and Bipolar Depression

A 30-year-old man came to me today for a consultation for oral conscious sedation. His treating physician says the patient is suffering from bipolar disorder, ADHD, and panic attacks. The MD says the patient is under "good control," is not schizophrenic and is not suffering from any other psychosis. Do you recommend treating him?

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