Tuesday, November 27, 2018

National Commission Invites Comments On Application To Recognize Dental Anesthesiology As Specialty

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For years, many in dentistry have been trying to make the discipline of anesthesia a speciality.  This would create the speciality of Dental Anesthesiology & would greatly increase access to care for those who are stricken with dental fear.  It has been estimated that 50% of the population suffers from some type of excess fear of dental treatment and often that fear keeps them from seeking treatment until there is a severe infection or teeth are no longer restorable.  Creating this speciality would greatly help these folks.
Over the years I have heard hundreds of times the question “Can’t you just put me to sleep?”  Unfortunately, without extensive training, no we cannot.  This is truly an idea whose time has come.  Here is the lowdown from the ADA News:
The National Commission on Recognition of Dental Specialties and Certifying Boards is inviting public comment on an application for specialty recognition requesting that dental anesthesiology be recognized as a dental specialty.
Written comments on the application, submitted by the American Society of Dentist Anesthesiologists, are due Jan. 14, 2019.
The national commission is inviting public comment for a 60-day period, according to its Application Process for Recognition of a Dental Specialty protocol based on the applicant's compliance with the ADA Requirements for Recognition of Dental Specialties. 
Submit comments to Catherine Baumann, director, National Commission on Recognition of Dental Specialties and Certifying Boards, 211 E. Chicago Ave., Chicago, IL 60611 or baumannca@ada.org.
To review the American Society of Dentist Anesthesiologists application, visit ADA.org/en/ncrdscb.


  1. That is so Informative. Anesthesiology is directly related with patients' compliance and willingness for the suggested complex procedures.

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