• May 17, 2021
    Southwest Dental Conference

    Top 5 Reasons to Bring Your Entire Dental Team to the Southwest Dental Conference

    Conferences are a great way to increase skills, exchange information and develop professional or social contacts. Plus they can be out-of-the-ordinary fun for team members that need a break from the daily grind. Going solo may initially be seen as a financial benefit; but there are many more reasons to bring the whole dental team along to the Southwest Dental Conference (SWDC) in Dallas, August 20-21, 2021, which will take part in-person.
  • Apr 20, 2021
    Staying Healthy

    7 Tips for Staying Healthy in a Viral World

    Staying healthy in today's viral world means more than simply washing hands and covering a sneeze with a tissue.
  • Apr 14, 2021
    Sleep Apnea and the Dental Team

    Sleep-Related Breathing Disorders and the Dental Team

    Dentistry as a profession has been very successful at establishing a well care model that medicine doesn’t have, and has by nature of a more favorable practice model the opportunity to become an integral part of our patients' well-being beyond traditional dental care.
  • Mar 30, 2021
    Early Dental Implant Failure and Vitamin D Deficiency

    Early Dental Implant Failure and Vitamin D Deficiency

    Take consideration of vitamin D deficiency as a contributing factor that could impact your patient’s dental health and healing after surgery.
  • Feb 3, 2021
    Increasing importance of digital dentistry

    The Increasing Importance of Digital Workflows

    With digital workflows, we can quickly get diagnostic information and disperse that information to our entire team quickly.
  • Jan 25, 2021
    Self-Care-During-Pandemic

    5 Ways to Keep Yourself and Your Family Healthy During the COVID-19 Pandemic

    As health care providers, it important for dentists to find ways to keep ourselves healthy as well as our families. This involves self-care habits, nutrition, exercise, sleep, and stress reducing techniques.
  • Jan 25, 2021
    Silver-lining

    Finding Pandemic Silver Linings

    Think about how the advice Clooney’s character in Up in the Air gives the unfortunate souls sitting across the cheap office furniture from him relates to our present moment in history. What opportunities may this national crisis offer each of us?
  • Jan 25, 2021
    Making-patients-feel-comfortable-and-safe

    COVID-19 and Dentistry

    After an eight-week shutdown of dentistry, another hurdle would stand in our way: the challenge of who would be comfortable leaving their homes for a dental visit.
  • Jan 25, 2021
    DIOMJ

    Update on MIONJ and RANK-L Inhibitors

    Bisphosphonates are widely known to induce osteonecrosis of the alveolar bone of the jaws. More recently, patients needing antiresorptive therapy for osteoporosis or bony malignancies are transitioning and beginning denosumab.
  • Jan 25, 2021
    Reducing-Aerosols

    The Challenge of Reducing Aerosols

    Aerosols and droplets are produced during many dental procedures, and they are our greatest concern.
  • Jan 25, 2021
    SWDC-Update

    2020 Southwest Dental Conference Update

    The 2020 Southwest Dental Conference scheduled for August 21-22 will not occur this year as an in-person meeting. We find it both impossible and illegal for DCDS to perform its obligations due to the COVID-19 crisis.
  • Jan 25, 2021
    Zoom-Induction-of-Drew-Vanderbrook-DDS

    DCDS Inducts 2020-2021 Board Members via Zoom Meeting

    For the first time in the long history of the Dallas County Dental Society, the Board of Directors changing of the guard took place electronically, rather than in person due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
  • Jan 25, 2021
    taxes

    Is your office prepared for a Texas Comptroller’s visit?

    Now that dental offices are re-opened, the Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts office will begin conducting their sales and use tax audits again. Is your practice prepared for a visit?
  • Jan 25, 2021
    COVID19-Staffing-Issues

    COVID-19 Staffing Considerations in Connection with a Temporary Office Closure

    In an effort to support our members’ practices and to summarize some of the more frequently asked employment related questions as a consequence of the COVID-19 pandemic, Dallas County Dental Society has assembled this Q&A.
  • Jan 25, 2021
    COVID19-Practice-Management

    COVID-19 Related Dental Practice Management Links

    DCDS President, Dr. Brad Crump, provides COVID-19 related information that you may need to make informed decisions regarding your offices.
  • Jan 25, 2021
    COVID19

    Letter from DCDS President on COVID-19

    DCDS President, Dr. Brad Crump, summarizes the TDA and ADA information that YOU need to make informed decisions regarding your offices during the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • Jan 25, 2021
    ADA-President-Tours

    ADA President Tours DCDS Dental Assisting School

    ADA President Dr. Chad Gehani toured DCDS Dental Assisting School (DCDSDAS) while on his trip to Dallas. The school, which is a subsidiary of DCDS, opened in June 2019 with the goal of providing a world-class dental assisting education to students.
  • Jan 25, 2021
    emotional-support-animals

    Emotional Support Animals in the Dentist Office

    Many times, our patient's furry companions will be labeled as emotional support animals or therapy animals. But are you required to let them in your dental office?
  • Jan 25, 2021
    View-from-TAMU-College-of-Dentistrys-New-Building

    A New Home for Texas A&M Dental School’s Clinics

    The opening of the college’s new 160,000-square-foot, nine-story Clinic and Education Building will enable the dental school to increase underserved patients’ access to care and shift from a traditional disciplined-based approach to a “whole health” educational model.
  • Jan 25, 2021
    Sedation-Inspections

    Sedation/Anesthesia Inspections

    Sedation/Anesthesia Inspections are intended to assess the sedation equipment in your office, the paperwork completed in preparing patients for sedation and monitoring them during the procedure and an office’s plan to appropriately respond to medical emergencies.
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