Blogs

Aftershocks of ADA Resolution 37 Begin to Hit Some Sedation Dentists Hard

In the wake of the ADA’s adoption of Resolution 37 last October, the regulatory landscape for sedation dentists is rapidly changing, creating confusion and impacting a growing number of dental practices.

issue_no: 
2

Help Sedating a Patient Who Requires Higher Airway Attention

What are the considerations for a middle aged patient who is overweight and requires greater attention to the airway during sedation? DOCS Education faculty weigh in.

issue_no: 
2

Packing for Vacation: How to Leave Stress Behind

Stress is a constant companion for medical professionals, and burnout is one of most commonly-reported mental health complaints associated with medicine.

issue_no: 
2

Five Easy Steps to Fix Your Front Desk Information Pipeline

Struggling to manage patient care and the administrative demands of a busy office? Supercharge your front desk with these solutions to streamline your conduit to the outside world.

issue_no: 
2

The Struggle to Stay Abreast of Medical Pharmacology

A steady stream of new, more potent medications and rapidly changing regulations are placing a heavy burden on dentists as they try to keep up with dosing and drug interaction restrictions.

issue_no: 
1

Ondansetron Usage Before and After Sedation Appointment

Dr. Wellbrock weighs in on how to manage a patient who experiences nausea during sedation appointments.

issue_no: 
1

How to Terminate an Employee Safely and with Confidence

Learn how to dismiss a troublesome employee legally and confidently with Paul Edwards of CEDR HR Solutions.

issue_no: 
1

Three Amazing Dental Discoveries You Didn’t Hear About this Week

You can tell a lot from teeth, and researchers continue to decode what dental health can tell us about systemic health. These three studies show that there is always new territory to be covered in dental research!

issue_no: 
1

Oral Sedation is Not for Extremely Ill Patients

Dr. Wellbrock explains why oral sedation, despite its wide therapeutic range and efficacy, is not a catch-all for patients with certain serious health issues.

issue_no: 
2

Drilling for Danger – Prions found to be Transmissible in Aerosols

A study has confirmed that prions – responsible for diseases like Mad Cow – can be transmitted and infective through aerosolized droplets of fluid, such as those produced during a dental procedure.

issue_no: 
2

A DOCS Educaton member ponders how to provide mild but effective anxiolysis to an overweight patient with multiple CNS-depressant medications.
Continue Reading Story ...


What's the protocol for treating a patient who needs to take tramadol for back pain prior to an appointment? This medication is listed as a "serious" interaction with DOCS sedation meds.
Continue Reading Story ...


Older patients require less sedation medication, but what if they are on other medications that increase the likelihood of being a hyporesponder? DOCS Education faculty weigh in.
Continue Reading Story ...


California's state sedation regulations have been in the news recently for potential changes being made to the way sedation permits are dispensed. DOCS regulatory attorney John Bitting weighs in.
Continue Reading Story ...


A patient undergoes some standard treatment on her anterior maxillary dentition, and after leaving the office calls in to say she has been sneezing uncontrollably for hours!
Continue Reading Story ...


A clinician who treats adolescents under state funded managed care writes in with two complex patients, one with schizophrenia, the other with ADHD and seizures.
Continue Reading Story ...


Syndicate content