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Dentist Anesthesiologist

Discussion in 'Pre-Dental' started by Yah-E, May 27, 2002.

  1. Yah-E

    Yah-E Toof Sniper 10+ Year Member

    Should it be a dental specialty or not?

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  3. EAK27

    EAK27 Member 7+ Year Member

    Mar 23, 2002
    Interesting stuff! I would consider this as a profession, however I am having difficulty seeing the "dental" distinction. From what I have observed it isn't too intense a field, however I could be wrong. May be you could help me with this. Would there/ is there a difference in the sedatives administered during a dental procedure versus other, non dental procedures? If so then yes I would say that a certain degree of speciality should be awarded. Get back to me on this, I am interested. Thanks.
  4. deciduous

    deciduous ready to shed 7+ Year Member

    Jan 17, 2002
    I think there is a need for this specialty. There are many in office procedures that require sedation beyond nitrous or enteral sedatives. Drugs used, many times for children who cannot sit through the procedure, include ketamine, some inhalation sevoflurane, fentanyl, etc. I think these don't always get attention at the hospital, but I am not sure. It is not necessarily the drug, per se, but the combination of drugs with knowledge of dental office procedures & times, etc. I, as you can tell, am an advocate for this. In office anesthesia can save $$$$ for patients, too.

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