Blogs

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

Sedating Patient on Morphine for Back Pain

A patient requests treatment under sedation, and discloses she has had two back surgeries with morphine as the principal painkiller. Can she safely be sedated per DOCS protocols?

issue_no: 
2

Beware the "Mount Everest Toothache."

We all have patients who complain that a sore tooth feels like it's going to explode, but did you know this is actually possible in certain circumstances? Incisor takes a look at barodontalgia.

issue_no: 
2

Mouth-To-Body Infections: What's the Actual Risk?

Experts are conflicted on whether antibiotic prophylaxis is necessary to treat patients with heart stents, knee replacements or other implanted surgical appliances. Get the facts here.

issue_no: 
2

Sedation of Patients with Benzodiazepine Allergy

What are the options when you cannot relieve a patient's anxiety with benzodiazepine medication? DOCS Education faculty weigh in.

issue_no: 
1

You'll Never Guess Which Famous People Used to Be Dentists

A career in dentistry can lead many places, from the Old West to the Silver Screen. Check out these historical and contemporary figures who got their start on the humble handpiece.

issue_no: 
1

Like all emotions, fear encompasses a large spectrum. One DOCS Education member seeks Dr. Feck’s advice on a patient who displays an unusually high level of anxiety.
Continue Reading Story ...


When a patient presents with an extensive medical history, a DOCS Education member reaches out to faculty and colleagues to confirm that he has made the correct call with his treatment plan.
Continue Reading Story ...


A DOCS Education Member seeks the faculty’s advice: I have a long-standing patient that now has severe positional vertigo. She will not let me lower the back of the chair from the 90 degree seated position. She has no dental fear, and has always tolerated her dental work without local anesthetics.
Continue Reading Story ...


A DOCS Education faculty member provides advice on how to proceed with treatment.
Continue Reading Story ...


A DOCS Education member seeks the faculty’s assistance:

I have a 35-year-old patient who has Cerebral Palsy, is intellectually disabled and a history of seizures. He is taking the following medications: Remeron®, Dilantin®, Clonazepam and Keppra.


Continue Reading Story ...


Syndicate content