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How Do You Practice Sedation?

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  • 1. Premier Dental Anesthesiology ews January 2010 www.PremierDentalAnesthesiology.net How Do You Practice Sedation? Good Bits to Know: There is a new trend in dentistry and unless you don’t watch TV, listen to the radio, ♦ We administer Deep read newspapers or ever look up at billboards, you’d miss it; sedation dentistry, that Sedation / General is. Sedation dentistry, twilight dentistry, sleep dentistry, whatever you want to call it, Anesthesia in your office has inundated not only the Saint Louis area, but the entire country. And, with this ♦ We bring all necessary service everyone wins. Your anxious patient can now face their fear by going to their equipment own dentist, fall “asleep” and wake up with a beautiful smile. Your office is ahead by ♦ You provide only the not having to refer your patient out and also probably charging extra for sedation as suction well. This all sounds great, and it is in most situations, but as with any procedure ♦ Missouri State Law there are risks involved. With Missouri leading in dental sedation deaths, the risks are requires all children under a little unknown to the general public, but perhaps not for long. the age of five to be covered by their medical Missouri Medical Law Report published a story recently on a wrongful death case against Insurance an area dentist. The dentist went through a popular three-day training program that ♦ We accept Care Credit teaches how to do in-office sedation. And, although perhaps thousands of success- ♦ There is NEVER any ful cases had been performed, this fatality could have been avoided by taking cost to the dental office preventative measures. Not only was there a lack of equipment used to detect early for our service warning signs of distress, allegedly, the patient had underlying medical problems that ______________________ should have kept him out of the chair in the first place. SEDATION MONITORING CLASS: Turning your attention to this case, including mentioning any type of brief seminar- type education is not meant to discredit anyone or any facility. It is merely to make • Now taking reservations you and your patients aware of the level of education, skill and experience a board- • Free to you and your certified anesthesiologist can bring to your case. Before the patient even sets foot in staff your office, we are involved. We have a team of people who work on each and every • Approved by the case. Before sedation day we interview your patient and get their medical history. On Missouri Dental Board the day of the appointment we conduct a short physical, a board-certified anesthesi- Interested in how it works? ologist and registered assistant work together with the patient during the case and Call us & request a DVD! monitored recovery afterwards is mandatory. The treatment we give to your patient is nothing short of that which we give to any patient we treat in a hospital OR. CONTACT INFORMATION *** Caryn Dugan Marketing Director For a link to the Missouri Medical Law Report article in full, please visit our website: 351 Consort Drive www.PremierDentalAnesthesiology.net. Here you can also receive a partial list Ballwin, MO 63011 of area dental offices that use our services. 636.386.1120 Phone 636.386.1125 Fax cdugan@waai.net

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