Statement from the American Dental Association
“Ambulatory anesthesia is an integral part of the management of anxiety and pain control for dental patients. It is important that state dental boards be aware that ambulatory anesthesia services will be increasingly available from well-qualified dentists. It is in the best interest of the public and the profession that access to this cost-effective services be widely available.”
(ADA Statement on the Use of Conscious Sedation, Deep Sedation, and General Anesthesia in Dentistry, adopted October 2005).
Links of interest:
Ada (american dental association)
Colorado dental assoc.
ASDA (american society of dental anesthesiologists)
ADBA (american dental board of anesthesiology)
IFDAS (international federation of dental anesthesiology societies)
American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry