October 24, 2016
by Alexandra Zabjek, CBC News
Alberta is one of just two provinces where dentists with specialized training both administer general anesthetic and perform a dental procedure on a patient, according to a CBC inquiry.
The majority of provinces require at least two “operators” be present in accredited dental offices to do such work — one person to deliver the sedative drugs and another to perform the procedure.
Last month, a four-year-old Edmonton girl was rushed to hospital after receiving general anesthetic at a downtown dental office. According to her family, the child stopped breathing for an unknown length of time and suffered permanent brain damage.
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