Blogs

Forum: Why No Triazolam and Lorazepam Protocol?

Many of the DOCS protocols combine two different drugs of the same class to achieve a more consistent, smoother or longer-lasting result. A DOCS member asks about a new combination.

issue_no: 
1

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

DOCS Education’s 7th annual Sedation Safety Week is nearly here! Don’t miss out on the five resource-filled days that provide dentists around the country with the information to help ensure safety remains the focal point of their practices.
Continue Reading Story ...


A DOCS Education member seeks the faculty’s advice over sedating a chronically sleep-deprived, potential hyporesponder with a low baseline pulse.
Continue Reading Story ...


Talking business is dicey, no matter how you slice it. And yet patient happiness is reliant upon the fiscal stability of your business. Providing superior care means earning profit. In turn, profit allows you to provide superior care. Dr. Feck shares his thoughts on why it is important to consider the sometimes-shied-away-from world of finance in relation to your practice.
Continue Reading Story ...


A DOCS Education member asks a question regarding an extra-anxious patient and the amnesic effects, or lack thereof in this case, of the sedation medications. Two members of the DOCS Education faculty lend their opinions on what can be done differently for the second appointment.
Continue Reading Story ...


A DOCS Education member wants to make sure all the T's are crossed and the I's are dotted when it comes to the use of hydroxyzine during a sedation appointment. Not one, but two DOCS Education faculty members weigh in.
Continue Reading Story ...


Dr. Jerome Wellbrock cautions against treating a 58-year-old patient whose existing medications already pose potential interaction risks—and advises an alternate route for treatment.
Continue Reading Story ...


Syndicate content