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How is an asthma attack induced?

Does this scenario sound familiar? Your patient checks the appropriate box on your medical history that says “asthma”. Now what to do with the information. The most important information you will need to extract from this positive response is the level of the patient’s knowledge about their asthma, the degree of control of asthma attacks […]

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What can your role as a Dentist be in diagnosing Sleep Apnea?

How many times have we examined patients that fit the same physical profile: high blood pressure, overweight, apparent lack of good quality saliva, readily visible periodontal disease and obstructed airway? Then upon further questioning when you ask them if they have experienced morning headaches, irritability throughout the day, heartburn, insomnia and rapid weight, they will […]


When is a Doctor-patient relationship established?

When we are evaluating a patient’s health history, there are many factors that we are assessing. But it is imperative to understand one thing: we must be certain we are willing to establish a relationship with each and every patient before we begin treatment. Once we have performed dental services, there is a Doctor-patient relationship. […]