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Anxious Patient with sarcoidosis and Graves' disease

I have a 24-year-old moderately anxious female patient with sarcoidosis in remission and diagnosed with Graves' disease at age 14. Are there any thoughts, suggestions or warnings?

Dr. Robert Doyle on Sedation Dentistry

We recently had the opportunity to reach out to Dr. Robert Doyle, a DOCS Education member and Diplomate, and ask him how DOCS Education and sedation dentistry have benefited both his practice and patients.

Dentists nationwide offer free oral cancer screenings

The ADA encouraged dentists to perform community outreach during Oral Cancer Awareness Month to provide free oral cancer screenings to those patients who don't regularly get a checkup. “Early detection is critical in increasing survival...

Pregnancy and Sedation?

I know that pregnancy is a contraindication for oral conscious sedation (OCS). But I have a patient that is trying to get pregnant and wants OCS. How accurate is a hospital administered pregnancy blood test (false positives)?

Alabama Dental Association reaches out to dentists

In the wake of the deadly tornadoes ravaging the Southern states, the Alabama Dental Association is reaching out to dentists in Tuscaloosa, Birmingham and Huntsville to assess damages to dental practices, the dentists and their staff.

Autism and Sedation

A DOCS Education member asks: Have you had any personal experiences with sedating an autistic patient? Have you heard of any concerns with this issue?

Multiple Sclerosis and Sedation?

My patient is a female, age 31, married, taking birth control pills, and has multiple sclerosis. Are there any special precautions I should take for this patient for oral sedation?

Cool Temperatures Bring in Hot Topics for Minneapolis Sedation Course

It has been said the city of Minneapolis has two seasons, snow removal and road repair. The DOCS Education team was quickly introduced to the cool temperatures in April as snow fell Thursday night...

Will growing new teeth come sooner than we think?

“In the future we envision,” explains Dr. Sharpe, “a patient who loses a tooth and wants a replacement will be able to choose between current methods and a biological-based implant—a new natural tooth—derived from the patient’s own dental stem cells.”

New regulations could limit dentists' ability to administer injectable pharmacologies

New regulations adopted in March by the New Jersey Board of Dentistry could limit dentists’ administration of injectable pharmacologics.

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