Sedation can help to make older patients more comfortable during dental treatment, but accommodating medically-complex patients can be challenging depending on their condition.
A new study finds that hidden infections, such as those at the root tip, may predispose one to cardiovascular disease.
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.
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.
Iron nanoparticles may disrupt the ability of cariogenic bacteria to form biofilms, paving the way for next-generation anticavity treatments.
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?
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.
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.
What are the options when you cannot relieve a patient's anxiety with benzodiazepine medication? DOCS Education faculty weigh in.
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.
Lots of activities can cause dental damage, but what do you do about patients who are compelled to eat non-food items?
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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