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Healthy California Toddler Dies After Routine Dental Visit

June 20, 2017
by Veronica Rocha, Los Angeles Times

Three-year-old Daleyza Hernandez-Avila recently visited a surgical center in Stockton for what was supposed to be a routine dental procedure.

But on the June 12 visit, her heart stopped about 30 minutes into the procedure. She was later pronounced dead at a hospital.

The Stockton girl’s unexpected death has devastated her parents and their community, said the family attorney, Omar Gonzalez. By all accounts, Daleyza was happy, healthy and “full of life,” he said.

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Alberta saw a toddler die from improper anesthesia administration – read more here.

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1 Comment » for Healthy California Toddler Dies After Routine Dental Visit
  1. Dr. Olva Odlum says:

    The article about the 3 year old dying in California under GA used the words “routine dental visit ” a phrase implying it was normal for such a young child to require this procedure .Surely the fact that many crowns ,extractions etc .were planned suggests that this child may well have had nutritional deficiencies for some time to create this pathology .Studies in Canada show that many such children have many such deficiencies ,particularly those leading to anemia .Saddly little testing is done prior to subjecting the children to prolonged anesthesia.Many hours hundreds are at such risks when undergoing these “routine procedures “.

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