Courses
In this 2 Part Module, you'll learn about the Updates in Coronary Artery Disease and Its Impact on Dentistry. The type of stent placed in patients with heart disease dictates the drugs prescribed to them. Currently, there are five types of stents, all of which work differently. Then you'll study Congestive Heart Failure, The Number One Heart Disease, and the Dental Implications. Dentists who opt to treat patients with heart disease must perform a risk stratification. That’s because a patient with a compromised vascular system is susceptible to multiple adverse outcomes.
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Several well-controlled studies have shown that even small amounts of vasoconstrictor used in dentistry can affect cardiac function. The problem with these studies is that they fail to distinguish significant differences in patients with hypertension—72 million Americans, at last count.
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World-renowned pharmacology and physiology expert Dr. Leslie S.T. Fang, a distinguished member of the DOCS Education faculty, is the lead author of The Ultimate Cheat Sheets: The Practical Guide for Dentists (2018 Edition) – a comprehensive chair-side resource that thousands of dentists turn to daily to have up-to-date information at hand when they need to make critical clinical decisions.

Now with an Exclusive Bonus - you can fully satisfy the newly issued opioid-safety education policy recommendation in just 90 minutes – today…tonight…this weekend – from the comfort of your home or office.

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This course consists of three modules. The modules are taken from Forensic Dentistry: Working from Failure, Moving Forward with Solutions. Dr. John Dovgan, DDS, is a State Board consultant and expert witness. He’s a veteran Standard of Care Investigator (S.C.I.), whose resume includes more than 1300 dental board cases, 130 lawsuits, and multiple state and federal class action lawsuits. He created the first checklist the Arizona State Board of Dental Examiners adopted for consultant use in blanket allegation cases. In this course, Dr. Dovgan will outline a framework for successfully providing oral conscious sedation services in your practice. When you firmly understand the science of anesthetics and avoid common administration mistakes, the chances of a malpractice claim proceeding against you is greatly diminished.
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This course will introduce you to the rapidly growing space of digital dentistry and implantology. Learn how state-of-the-art digital dental technology allows every dentist – regardless of the size of their practice – to manufacture inexpensive, high-quality, fully guided surgical guides right in their own office. Whether you place implants on a weekly basis or only occasionally, you’ll discover how you can do it with much greater ease, precision, safety, and patient satisfaction.
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Anti-cancer drugs have been implicated for causing bone destruction in the jaw (MRONJ). The number of cases--and the number of drugs causing this osteonecrosis--appears to be growing.
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Dental mistakes can be disastrous for both patient and practitioner. In this course, Dr. John Dovgan, DDS and Standard of Care Investigator (S.C.I.), explores the errors that lead to adverse outcomes. He warns against the habits, assumptions, and personality traits that breed complacency. He also provides thoughtful solutions for preventing egregious mistakes.
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