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Past Meth User Claims Intolerance to Triazolam

What are the options when a patient with a history of methamphetamine usage appears to be so resistant to benzodiazepines that they produce no effect? DOCS Education faculty weigh in.

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Too Early to Recommend EDTA Dental Gel as Toothpaste Replacement, Say Experts

Recently recommended by famed inventor Sir James Dyson, a new dental gel claims to be more effective than toothpaste with no abrasives, foam or antibiotics.

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Breaking the Biofilm: New Nanoparticle Shows Promise

Iron nanoparticles may disrupt the ability of cariogenic bacteria to form biofilms, paving the way for next-generation anticavity treatments.

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Sedating Patient on Morphine for Back Pain

A patient requests treatment under sedation, and discloses she has had two back surgeries with morphine as the principal painkiller. Can she safely be sedated per DOCS protocols?

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Beware the "Mount Everest Toothache."

We all have patients who complain that a sore tooth feels like it's going to explode, but did you know this is actually possible in certain circumstances? Incisor takes a look at barodontalgia.

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Mouth-To-Body Infections: What's the Actual Risk?

Experts are conflicted on whether antibiotic prophylaxis is necessary to treat patients with heart stents, knee replacements or other implanted surgical appliances. Get the facts here.

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Sedation of Patients with Benzodiazepine Allergy

What are the options when you cannot relieve a patient's anxiety with benzodiazepine medication? DOCS Education faculty weigh in.

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You'll Never Guess Which Famous People Used to Be Dentists

A career in dentistry can lead many places, from the Old West to the Silver Screen. Check out these historical and contemporary figures who got their start on the humble handpiece.

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"My Patient Eats Bricks!" – Problematic Patterns in Patients with Pica

Lots of activities can cause dental damage, but what do you do about patients who are compelled to eat non-food items?

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Moving Forward After a Break-In

When a DOCS member experiences a break-in damaging her DEA Cabinet, what should she do to continue serving the patients scheduled for the next day?

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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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You may remember having learned about the Black Death in high school—a plague that ravaged medieval Europe during the 14th century, decimating between 30-60% of the continent.
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We’re proud to announce an upcoming webinar on Wednesday, February 19 from 2-3:30 pm PST. In just 90 minutes, you’ll learn all you need to know about how to keep your policies in compliance when it comes to:


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A member of DOCS Education asks:

I am showing some [D] interactions on Lexicomp for triazolam, diazepam, hydroxyzine and Ambien® as well as Norco®. We could skip the Ambien®, but I still have concerns about the Norco®. Any suggestions? This is a chronic pain patient.

Thanks


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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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