Dental Board Investigates a Bay Area 4-Year-Old’s Death After Dentist’s Visit

The Dental Board of California is investigating the death of a young Oakland boy, Dũng Lý during a dental procedure last month.

The 4-year-old lost consciousness after receiving anesthesia for dental work done at Youthful Tooth on Edgewater Drive in East Oakland, according to a relative’s GoFundMe page.

He was pronounced dead at UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital on April 25th.

The Dental Board has confirmed the investigation, but all complaints and investigations are confidential until the board comes to a decision. The coroner’s office has yet to determine cause of death, according to Ray Kelly, spokesperson for the Alameda County Sheriff’s Office.

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