Sedation boosts both efficiency and quality care

Imagine safely delivering more dental care in a fewer number of appointments, minus the usual interruptions.

Lessons from the field: A forum just for you

DOCS Education faculty don’t just help you in the classroom. Clinical advice, unique patients, drug concerns—Drs. Leslie Fang, Anthony Feck, and Michael Silverman welcome your questions.

Risk of nitrous gases shut off with unique mask

Did you know that above 50 parts per million the presence of nitrous gas poses significant safety risks to your patients, your staff, and you?

Regulations change often. Do you know what’s up?

State regulations change frequently, especially following shifts produced by local dental boards. Do you have the time and expertise to follow these rapid events? Now you don’t have to.

DOCS Digest: Features - facts about sedation care

DOCS Education was started to serve the unique needs of sedation dentistry. No one is prouder of the committed individuals who make up this stellar group.

Secure patient safety, sedation success with industry-leading vital signs monitor

The Criticare 8100 nGenuity serves both adult and pediatric patients in any office or operatory. Its user-friendly interface features simplified menus, a bright display, and large numbers.

Years of embarrassment quickly disappear as woman experiences transforming smile

At 55, Amy O. had grown used to her gap-toothed smile. The long-time Sarasota resident and mother of three didn’t put much stock in physical appearances anyway.

Smooth system reinforces sedation practice and promotes economical care model

Like most dentists, Dr. Richard Gesker was skeptical before taking his first course in oral sedation. But he was so inspired by the combined teaching skills of Drs.

Does your office staff have its eyes on the ball?

Suppose you offer sterling clinical care in a stellar setting. You’ve taken pains to create an office environment where patients feel pampered. There’s just one problem.

A member of DOCS Education asks: I have a patient interested in sedation but I have several concerns with her health. The patient has lupus, sarcoidoisis and rheumatoid arthritis. My practice is located in VA and, therefore, I am only able to use single dose protocols. With the fact that she takes Azathrioprine, Ventolin® and Hydroxycholorquine for her systemic issues, would you recommend IV sedation instead of oral? Patient is coming in tomorrow for a consultation and I have been waiting to get the medical consults back. Her primary care physician took no issue with the use of normal protocols, but I am not comfortable doing that. I have yet to hear from her pulmonary physician or the rheumatoid doctor. What would your advice be for this case? Thank you.
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You like dentistry. You want to perform dentistry. Do you want to spend your time worrying about office policies, or which state and federal rules apply to your dental office? What a headache.
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For the fourth time since 1956, Portland has rejected the fluoridation of water and upheld its status as the only city in the nation's 30 most populous without fluoridated water. Despite the proponents raising three times the money of the opponents, they were voted down 60% to 40% on Tuesday, May 21st.
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A member of DOCS Education writes: Our office has been doing oral conscious sedation for several years now and, thankfully, we have never faced an emergency situation with a patient. There are two questions that arise from my patients and my staff that we would appreciate input on.
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Before you take a sweet, refreshing sip of that diet soda sitting in your fridge, you should probably know – your teeth may not find it so refreshing. Even calorie-free soda could harm your teeth.
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Humans have two sets of teeth. We learn this from the time we’re young. Our baby teeth come in first, then, around age six, our baby teeth begin to loosen and fall out making room for our adult, permanent teeth. Researchers from Keck School of Medicine of USC have discovered unique cellular and molecular mechanisms behind tooth renewal in American alligators, and hope to use this knowledge to someday re-grow teeth in humans.
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