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Just for fun....and I will prob be the only one posting here. But reply if you matched at a Dental Anesthesiology program.

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There is very little interest in Anesthesiology residencies. It's not even an ADA recognized specialty. The income once you're in practice, is minimal compared to other areas of dentistry and BTW, many of the previous and current residents at Lutheran hate the Lutheran program.

While there are 2 or 3 great programs (only) in dental anesthesiology, Lutheran is not one of them by a long shot. Be prepared to be way overworked and treated like you know what. And all that for what? One quarter of what a dental specialist or even good GP easily makes.
 
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There is very little interest in Anesthesiology residencies. It's not even an ADA recognized specialty. The income once you're in practice, is minimal compared to other areas of dentistry and BTW, many of the previous and current residents at Lutheran hate the Lutheran program.

While there are 2 or 3 great programs (only) in dental anesthesiology, Lutheran is not one of them by a long shot. Be prepared to be way overworked and treated like you know what. And all that for what? One quarter of what a dental specialist or even good GP easily makes.
Wow, Kapalua. Someone seems a little bitter. Judging from your posts a little while ago it seems like YOU were very interested in dental anesthesiology but did not get in. There is a lot of interest in it as the applicant size has almost doubled since last year. You obviously don't know about the income as well, as I know many who are doing very well for themselves. There is a growing need for it and the future looks bright. I'm sorry that it didn't work out for you but please don't rain on other people's parade. P.S. while Lutheran is not Pitt or Ohio State, they are getting a lot better and I know several residents there who are happy.
 

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Wow, Kapalua. Someone seems a little bitter. Judging from your posts a little while ago it seems like YOU were very interested in dental anesthesiology but did not get in. There is a lot of interest in it as the applicant size has almost doubled since last year. You obviously don't know about the income as well, as I know many who are doing very well for themselves. There is a growing need for it and the future looks bright. I'm sorry that it didn't work out for you but please don't rain on other people's parade. P.S. while Lutheran is not Pitt or Ohio State, they are getting a lot better and I know several residents there who are happy.
It is matters of time to have anesthesia recognized as a specialty in dentistry. Their demand is growing by the minute and their salary is very very attractive
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There is very little interest in Anesthesiology residencies. It's not even an ADA recognized specialty. The income once you're in practice, is minimal compared to other areas of dentistry and BTW, many of the previous and current residents at Lutheran hate the Lutheran program.

While there are 2 or 3 great programs (only) in dental anesthesiology, Lutheran is not one of them by a long shot. Be prepared to be way overworked and treated like you know what. And all that for what? One quarter of what a dental specialist or even good GP easily makes.
You're a negative individual. There is great earning potential in this. And more importantly, I believe it will be very rewarding personally.

Overworked?!?! You're putting people to sleep. People DIE from anesthesia. Training requires work. Sounds like you made the right decision in not pursuing this career.

Good job to the op though. Update the forums over your next 2-3 years as well as beyond. There is lots of interest out there.
 
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Thanks, guys, for the support. I think most people realize and are starting to realize the need for this field. Especially for difficult peds and special needs cases. It is unfortunate that some patients need to spend thousands to have their dental work done in an operating room setting...not to mention the scheduling issues. I'm glad to see positive responses from other people in dentistry who realize there is a need for anesthesia. If anyone has questions about the field, feel free to message me!
 

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I know a guy who charges $900 for the first hour. Not sure how many takers he has at that price. Seems like a great gig to me. Pretty chill work too.
 

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Can dental anesthesiologists work just like MD/DO anesthesiologists or CRNAs in hospital settings?
 
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In some hospitals, yes. But most would prefer to give the job to an MD. But I know a few dental anesthesiologists who work in hospitals.
 
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I think if there can be a specialty called "oral and maxillofacial radiology" there should be a recognized one in dental anesthesiology. Just saying.
It is in the works! There has been a push for a while but it is going to happen soon.
 

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There is very little interest in Anesthesiology residencies. It's not even an ADA recognized specialty. The income once you're in practice, is minimal compared to other areas of dentistry
You are way off base. Your perceptions may come from the region of the country that you are in.

In the west, pediatric dentists use dental anesthesiologists almost exclusively for our in-office general anesthesia. The anesthesiologist I use is partner in a group. He gets a flat fee for each case, and we usually do 5 cases a day. He does this 4-5 times a week. He starts at 6:30 and we are done by 1. He is taking home (after buying meds and other supplies, paying all his overhead) over $450k from his own work. That doesn't include the work that his associates do.
 

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I know a guy who charges $900 for the first hour. Not sure how many takers he has at that price. Seems like a great gig to me. Pretty chill work too.
That's what it is in Arizona. Our anesthesiologist is literally booked out for the entire year. We just received our 2011 dates from him.
 
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You are way off base. Your perceptions may come from the region of the country that you are in.

In the west, pediatric dentists use dental anesthesiologists almost exclusively for our in-office general anesthesia. The anesthesiologist I use is partner in a group. He gets a flat fee for each case, and we usually do 5 cases a day. He does this 4-5 times a week. He starts at 6:30 and we are done by 1. He is taking home (after buying meds and other supplies, paying all his overhead) over $450k from his own work. That doesn't include the work that his associates do.
The person who posted his reply to this thread is aware of the potential in dental anesthesiology. He is just a little bitter about not matching and is therefore attacking the field. The potential for research in this field is also great and I highly recommend anyone with a background in chemistry/pharmacology to look into it.
 

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Just for fun....and I will prob be the only one posting here. But reply if you matched at a Dental Anesthesiology program.

LUTHERAN MEDICAL DENTAL ANESTHESIOLOGY 2013!!!
Hi, I'm beginning dental school next fall and I just saw this post. I'd never heard of dental anesthesiology before. How is this work different from an MD anesthesiologist (besides obviously the path taken to get there)? How competitive is this residency to get into? Would you work with oral surgeons, etc. in the future? I figured oral surgeons know how to deliver their own anesthesia. Thanks for the info.
 

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Hi, I'm beginning dental school next fall and I just saw this post. I'd never heard of dental anesthesiology before. How is this work different from an MD anesthesiologist (besides obviously the path taken to get there)? How competitive is this residency to get into? Would you work with oral surgeons, etc. in the future? I figured oral surgeons know how to deliver their own anesthesia. Thanks for the info.
It is very rare for a dental anesthesiologist to be on staff at a hospital. Most will do private practice work. You are probably correct that most OMFS run their own anesthesia cases.

Dental anesthesiologists are widely used among pediatric dentists and general dentists, for in-office general anesthesia and sedation as well as treatment in outpatient surgical centers.

The group we work with only does pediatric dental cases by pediatric dentists, and they are booked out a solid year in advance.
 
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Hi, I'm beginning dental school next fall and I just saw this post. I'd never heard of dental anesthesiology before. How is this work different from an MD anesthesiologist (besides obviously the path taken to get there)? How competitive is this residency to get into? Would you work with oral surgeons, etc. in the future? I figured oral surgeons know how to deliver their own anesthesia. Thanks for the info.
http://www.dental.pitt.edu/students/residency_program.php#dental

Do a search on here and there is also an entire subforum dedicated to Anesthesiology on dentaltown where there are numerous posts by DA's talking about their career.