The Dental Patient’s Role in Safe Sedation Dentistry

The fourth day of Sedation Safety Week focuses on how you should advise your patient to aid you in practicing safe sedation dentistry. When using sedation, the patient is often anxious.

Emergency Preparedness—A quick review

As mentioned in Monday’s” 7-Step Sedation Dentistry Safety Checklist,” emergency preparedness is a critical part of sedation dentistry safety. The following are a few aspects of emergency preparedness that are important to remember.

Recently updated dental sedation regulations in the USA and Canada

In honor of Sedation Safety Week 2011, and to raise awareness, I composed a list of the states and provinces that have changed their regulations since January 2010.

Sedation Safety Week kicks off with the essentials for every sedation dentist

DOCS Education’s co-founder and SSW chairman, Dr. Michael Silverman, hopes for all dentists to take some time this week to focus on safety precautions.

Third annual Sedation Safety Week kicks off Monday

Each year in March, around the time you change your clocks and test your fire alarms, DOCS Education spends five days highlighting various aspects of sedation dentistry safety.

Follow-up: Nine veterans test positive for Hepatitis in dentist investigation

DAYTON, Ohio — Officials at a Veterans Administration hospital in southwest Ohio say nine patients have tested positive for hepatitis in preliminary more.

Nitrous oxide with a single-dose sedative: Consider this effective, affordable option

The nitrous oxide and single-dose sedative option offers patients an affordable alternative to more complicated sedation more.

DOCS Education Meets 90210: LA Seminar Update

The first seminar of 2011 has quickly come and gone. Sunny skies, Hollywood stars, and a top-notch group of dental professionals were hard to say goodbye to in Los more.

ADA Focuses on Children and "Underserved" Population

The American Dental Association today released the first in a series of papers examining the challenges and solutions to bringing good oral health to the millions of Americans—including as many as one-quarter of the nation's children—who lack access to dental more.

Mobile dental clinic brings care to poor children in honor of 12-year-old victim

The Deamonte Driver Dental Van, a mobile dental clinic named for the 12-year-old who died from an infected tooth, made its first stop at the Foundation School in Largo on Nov. 11, 2010.

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