Posted on July 8 2014

Regulatory body defends use of general anesthesia in dental office

General anesthesia in a dental office is perfectly safe, says the head of the regulatory body for Ontario dentists. “I’d much rather be in a dental office any day for dental treatment than a hospital,” Irwin Fefergrad said in an interview Wednesday. “The hospital records for infection, for things that happen that are untoward, are legion. Not so in dental offices.” Fefergrad, registrar of the Toronto-based Royal College of Dental Surgeons of Ontario, was responding to the death of a boy after a visit to a Cambridge dentist. The Cambridge boy, thought to be about nine years old, died in hospital a few days after getting general anesthetic. He apparently had an undetected heart condition. To view more on this article or other articles please click here. Regulatory body defends use of general anesthesia in dental office .….. and more