Blogs

Are We Taking the Wrong Approach to Preventing Cavities?

The current state of dental healthcare in America has been described as an "epidemic" by numerous boards and committees. Are dentists providing a "band-aid solution" to a deeper problem?

issue_no: 
1

A Surprising New Look at Anxiety Treatment

Could a new treatment make dental fear a thing of the past? Researchers make a breakthrough in our understanding of anxiety and its etiology in the brain.

issue_no: 
1

Considerations for Patient Taking Cimzia

What's the best protocol when a patient is on medications with multiple uses? DOCS Faculty share advice for taking a medical history and evaluating drug interactions.

issue_no: 
2

Rectal Cancer Worsened by Oral Microbes, Research Indicates.

One of the deadliest cancers may be exacerbated by travelling bacteria from the oral cavity. A new study finds that fusobacteria localize to tumors in the lower intestine.

issue_no: 
2

Treating Elderly Patient with Colitis

Sedation can help to make older patients more comfortable during dental treatment, but accommodating medically-complex patients can be challenging depending on their condition.

issue_no: 
2

Root Tip Infections May Contribute to Heart Disease

A new study finds that hidden infections, such as those at the root tip, may predispose one to cardiovascular disease.

issue_no: 
2

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.

issue_no: 
1

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.

issue_no: 
1

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.

issue_no: 
1

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?

issue_no: 
2

If you’re one of the lucky doctors registered for the Atlanta Oral Sedation Dentistry course, then you have the chance of winning two tickets to this year’s SEC Championship game! The game, held on Saturday, December 1 at 4 p.m. EST at the Georgia Dome, determines the Southeastern Conference's football season champion.
Continue Reading Story ...


A past DALS attendee emailed his DOCS Education CE Representative expressing how his DALS training helped him during a critical time. What crucial tip from the DALS course did he implement when he suffered a medical emergency?
Continue Reading Story ...


The person who answers the phone makes the first impression for your dental practice. What impression is your practice making?
Continue Reading Story ...


Move over “Call Me Maybe”—there’s a new summer song making the rounds on the internet. The Oregon Dental Associations viral ode to proper dental care “Teach Me How to Brushy,” based on the 2010 hit from Cali Swag District “Teach Me How to Dougie,” has taken the tubes by storm over the last two weeks gaining almost 500,000 views.
Continue Reading Story ...


What does the DOCS Education staff do when the attendees aren’t around, you may wonder? Aside from set-up and breakdown, crunching numbers and catching up on emails, here’s a sneak-peek behind the scenes at the Chicago seminar.
Continue Reading Story ...


Facebook: the social media giant is currently valued at $100 billion with over 845 million active users. Every day, 2.7 billion Likes are recorded and 250 million photos are uploaded. Chances are you have a personal account as well as one for your practice. But the billion dollar question looms: will it all last? A recent study conducted by the Associated Press and CNBC aims to find out what the public thinks.
Continue Reading Story ...


Syndicate content