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Board of Dentistry
[Repealed] Regulations Governing Dental Practice [18 VAC 60 ‑ 20]
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2/17/12  10:33 pm
Commenter: William Bennett

Emergeny dental staff training

State registered dental professionals already do have requiremetns for life support. Most dental offces do not utiilize sedation. I believe the two death cases involved the need for patient sedation. If sedation procedures are administered additional training requirements are already in place. Some dentists such as orthodontists  may not administer even local anestheia. Will additonal training over and above present requiremetns make an impact over what is now in place? Will this legislation be expanded to other health care providers as well? Many of them administer medictions to patients in their offices on par or over the level of most dentists.

Any death is very unfortunate. Unfortunately, in the best of conditions with the best of training it is a possibility we wish not to consider.. The 6 links is an excellent emegency model and well worth studying.  Will making it a legal reqirement to health care providers without regard to what treatment and medications are renedered is ill concieved. Especaily in light of the fact that requirements are already in place. 

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