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Alberta Dentists Suspended from Providing Anesthesia

May 31, 2017
by Slav Kornik, Global News

The Alberta Dental Association and College (ADA&C) has permanently suspended single operator sedation.

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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