Tag Archives : Medical Emergencies in the Dental Office

“We treat our patients with their permission, use this gift wisely”
(Catharine Goodson,DDS)

Have you asked your patients about their use of OTC medications? Many patients would not think to report their use of such common supplements as gingko biloba, ginseng, saw palmetto, green tea and St. John’s Wort. It is vital to know ┬áthese “drugs” can interfere with the actions of anti-hypertensives, diabetes medications and certain post stroke and MI meds. Do you need a complete list of drug interactions? Send me a message or sign up for my newsletter..

Have you thought about your end of the year spending?

When we think about the holidays, most often we are deciding about gifts for our family and friends. Then, the difficult decisions arise concerning our staff. Do we have a party, provide them a bonus or a gift. Whichever suits your style, this year give your practice a gift. We all know what our tax […]

What do you think about your Medical History Form?

When you think about your Medical History form what comes to mind? Are the questions on your intake questionnaire designed to extract information about the presence of chronic illnesses, allergies and unusual reactions or negative dental experiences? How much credence do you actually give to that information? Do you use the information as a reason […]

Help your patients understand what role their chronic illness have on their periodontal health

Doctors and hygienists are in a unique and powerful position to educate their patients about the effects of their chronic illnesses on their teeth and periodontal health. Diabetes reduces the body’s resistance to infection-putting the gums at risk. In addition, people who have inadequate blood sugar control may develop more frequent and sever infections of […]