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AAPD Names New Board Officers and Trustees at Annual Session in New York City

The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD) inducted the new President and other Officers and Trustees for the AAPD Board of Trustees during its 64th Annual Session in New York.

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Federal agency seeking dentists for focus groups

The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, a component of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, is looking for general dentists...

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SynchroMed® Pump and Sedation

Any contraindications with the normal triazolam protocol for a dentophobic patient using a SynchroMed® pump to deliver Dilaudid® 10 mg/ml (2.5 mg/day) and clonidine 100 mcg/ml (25 mcg/day) to the lumbar area of the spine for kidney pain?

Fibromyalgia, Ropey Saliva, and High Anxiety

I have a patient with extremely high dental anxiety, severe Fibromyalgia, and thick, ropey saliva. What would you recommend regarding this case?

Recently updated dental sedation regulations

The DOCS incremental oral sedation protocols are considered moderate sedation and require a Class I (moderate oral) sedation permit in...

Patient Claiming Previous IV Valium Hallucination

I have a fearful patient who states that she previously hallucinated when given IV Valium® at a different office. I was planning on anxiolysis with triazolam. Should I be concerned about a similar reaction?

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Watch as one man's dream of bringing dental treatment to tens of thousands of less fortunate individuals becomes a reality.

How to handle a fidgety patient

I recently had two sedation patients who were very restless during their procedures. Should I have administered more sedation medication to the patients?

Treating a Patient with Serum Sickness

We recently had a patient whose medical history revealed serum disease as part of a sensitivity to narcotic agents. Is this a concern if we choose to use conscious sedation medications with her?

Anxious Patient with sarcoidosis and Graves' disease

I have a 24-year-old moderately anxious female patient with sarcoidosis in remission and diagnosed with Graves' disease at age 14. Are there any thoughts, suggestions or warnings?

We know all too well how important dentistry is.

But one convict took this belief to a new level when he broke out of a Swedish prison solely for the sake of receiving dental treatment…then turned himself back in after the treatment was completed.


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Well, we did it—we're living 5 bazillion years in the future. Pretty soon we're all going to be wearing sequined space suits and travelling to work on personal hovercrafts.


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Ah, chocolate. Delicious modifier of moods, the king of comfort foods. But what if there were a more – shall we say – dentally beneficial quality to chocolate? Turns out, there is.


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A member of DOCS Education asks: My patient is a 21 year old female who presents for IV sedation and operative dentistry. She smokes 0.5 packs/day, reports she has bronchitis but has no medication for such. She also states she takes Depakote® for bipolar disorder and Propranolol for tachycardia. Lexicomp shows no interactions with the Depakote® and only a C rating for Fentanyl (a non-benzodiazepine) and Propranolol. No other interactions are listed.
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Welcome to the Incisor Hub; we're glad to have you here. Whether you've been a DOCS Education member for many years, are a new member, or have yet to become a member (for shame!), you all have the pleasure of reading the informative blog posts written by our charming, smart, and dare I say it—ravishing editors. We make the Incisor available to all who are interested in reading, because at DOCS Education we believe information should be accessible to those that are thirsty for it. However, we’re not dummies—we reserve the best perks for our members. And one of the hands-down most important benefits we offer with a DOCS Education Membership is access to the Elite DOCS Forum. Monitored by esteemed dental professionals Drs. Jerome Wellbrock, Lesie Fang and Anthony Feck, the Elite DOCS Forum offers dentists the opportunity to read up on pertinent case studies and connect with other members. Have a question about pharmacology, patient management, IV sedation or protocols and regulations? No problem. Our faculty will respond to your questions within 24-48 hours—giving you the answers you need in a timeframe that truly benefits your practice.


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Part of what makes human beings so great is our capacity to choose: what kind of breakfast will you eat today? Where will you go on your next vacation? Will you definitely wear pants when you go into work tomorrow?
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