The mechanics of medication absorption are an important factor in dosing to effect. A DOCS Education member inquires as to the delivery method of the different medications.
Oral health has major implications for the rest of the body, including risk of infection. Maintaining good oral health may increase resilience against seasonal illness, including the flu.
Access to care remains a significant problem in poor and rural communities. Many hygienists argue that preventative care could be made more accessible by practicing without direct oversight.
An athlete with recurrent migraines presents for treatment, and the clinician recognizes gabapentin as a possible interaction. Are there more considerations to be made?
Could human teeth be grown from cells harvested in our urine? Researchers have reverse-engineered stem cells that could be used as a natural tooth-replacement therapy.
Could a bad bite throw more than just your oral health out of balance? Researchers have found an link between the mouth and one's balance and posture.
Many of the DOCS protocols combine two different drugs of the same class to achieve a more consistent, smoother or longer-lasting result. A DOCS member asks about a new combination.
The current state of dental healthcare in America has been described as an "epidemic" by numerous boards and committees. Are dentists providing a "band-aid solution" to a deeper problem?
Could a new treatment make dental fear a thing of the past? Researchers make a breakthrough in our understanding of anxiety and its etiology in the brain.
What's the best protocol when a patient is on medications with multiple uses? DOCS Faculty share advice for taking a medical history and evaluating drug interactions.
One of the deadliest cancers may be exacerbated by travelling bacteria from the oral cavity. A new study finds that fusobacteria localize to tumors in the lower intestine.
Sedation can help to make older patients more comfortable during dental treatment, but accommodating medically-complex patients can be challenging depending on their condition.
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