American Society of Dentist Anesthesiologists

Working Together

How Dentist Anesthesiologists work with dentists and their patients.

We bring our expertise to you.

You don’t need to turn away hard-to-treat patients when a Dentist Anesthesiologist can collaborate with you. We bring everything necessary to transform your office into a state of the art anesthesiology facility.  Working alongside you, in your office, we provide safe, state-of-the-art sedation and general anesthesia so you can focus on your patients’ treatment.

We manage the entire anesthesia process.

From the moment a patient walks in to when they wake up, we’re there for them—and for you. We start by creating a safe, relaxed atmosphere for even the most fearful or non-cooperative patients. Next, we medically evaluate each patient to determine the right type and level of anesthesia or sedation required. This is based on their age, physical and mental abilities, and treatment requirements. We monitor the patient throughout the procedure and are trained and prepared to respond to any complications or emergencies that arise.

Is office-based anesthesia safe?  Safety is of paramount importance to Dentist Anesthesiologists, whether we work in a hospital, surgery center or dental office. In fact, we are the only anesthesia professionals required to have extensive residency-based training in office-based anesthesia.

We’re able to evaluate which patients can safely receive anesthesia in the dental office.  Some may need to have their condition optimized over several weeks by their physician before it is safe to proceed. Some may not be appropriate candidates for office-based anesthesia. Your Dentist Anesthesiologist will work with you to come up with the best solution for your patients.

We bring all the advanced monitoring equipment, drugs and supplies to your office. Our attention is focused entirely on your patient’s well-being, monitoring and adjusting anesthesia as needed, and treating those very rare complications that might arise. This allows you to focus entirely on the patient’s dental treatment.

Special procedures for special needs.

Anesthesia/sedation protocols for each individual patient are carefully planned and include all phase of anesthesia from induction to maintenance and monitoring through emergence.   Some patients may require pre-medication (usually an anti-anxiety pill) in order to get them into the dental chair and have an intravenous line started. For a very uncooperative or violent patient, we may also administer an injection in the shoulder or a mask to help with intravenous access.

It makes treatment safer for my patients and way less stressful for me.

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