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Ace Chat – Working to Make a Difference for Your Patients on Your Website

Find out how using a chat service can increase your website retention, attract new patients and give your practice an unparalleled level of service.

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Gum Disease Tied to Glaucoma - Implications for Sedation Dentists

Gum disease presents a surprising risk for glaucoma, reports a new study from Harvard Medical School. What does this mean for sedation patients?

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Minimal Sedation Options for Heavy Gagger

How should a clinician approach helping a patient who needs sedation primarily for its effect in reducing the gag reflex? DOCS Education faculty weigh in.

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Dispensing Sedation Meds: In-Office or Pharmacy?

DEA compliance is a serious topic, and not all dentists want to deal with the hassle of dispensing drugs from their office. What's the best option?
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Fascinating Imagery of Cavitation Bubbles Reveals Ultrasonic Potential

Through high-speed photography and microscopy, researchers have identified a key property of ultrasonic hand scalers, and how new tip designs might make SRP more comfortable and effective.
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Why are forensic scientists pulling bite mark analysis?

An influential commission of forensic science experts has called for the end of using bite mark analysis as evidence.

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Harnessing the power of positivity in pediatric dentistry

Do pediatric cases make you tense up? Are you unsure how to best set a child at ease? Dr. Barbara Sheller discusses ICCPD's course on pediatric patient managment.

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Methadone and Oral Sedation

Methadone is a powerful opioid used for maintenance treatment as part of the process of treating opioid dependency.

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Seizures Induced by Dental Fear

When a patient seizes during a routine hygiene appointment, their companion mentions that it may be due to acute dental fear. Can the clinician safely provide this patient a comfortable experience?

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Why You Should Ask Your Patients About Their Sleeping Habits

Could sleeping tendencies and oral health be connected? A new study implicates sleeping habits as a potential source of enamel erosion.

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A general dentist who treats children at a nonprofit center that serves immigrants and a pediatric dental specialist who works with the handicapped have been named co-recipients of the 2014 DOCS Ed
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Dental amalgams have long been controversial. A mixture of mercury, silver, tin, copper and other metals, amalgam fillings were first introduced to America in 1833 by two French entrepreneurs, the Crawcour brothers.
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Remember when your cell phone looked like a plastic brick with a monochrome screen? Perhaps you whiled away the day playing snake while listening to Smash Mouth on your Walkman.
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Opinions about hypnosis in dentistry are varied: More accurately known as “Hypnodontia,” this approach has been met by dental professionals with everything from skepticism, to indifference, to tota
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The 1940s, 50s and 60s marked the arrival of the largest generation America had ever seen: the baby boomers. With that generation came a new level of dental needs.


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These days more children than ever are glued to devices: whether tablets or smartphones, there’s no denying that the quickest way into the brains of little kids is via screen time.

Whether you’re enthralled with technology or think more kids should be running wild on the playground, we can all agree oral health is paramount.


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