The Alberta Dental Association and College (ADA&C) has permanently suspended single operator sedation.
Is this a trend that could spread throughout Canada?
The motion was passed at a meeting on May 24, which states that registered dentists in Alberta can no longer “simultaneously provide deep sedation or general anesthesia and dental treatment.”
The motion also requires the ADA&C council to adopt the American Society of Anesthesiologists Continuum of Depth of Sedation in defining various levels of sedation. The levels range from the lowest “minimal” to the highest “general.”
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