Obtaining Operating Room Access for Pediatric Dental Procedures via Ambulatory Surgery Centers: Organizational and Operational Issues and Options. A Primer for Pediatric Dentists, May 2021

This white paper provides a concise overview of ambulatory surgery center options for pediatric dentists, developed for the AAPD by the law/consulting firm of Powers, Plyes, Sutter, and Verville. Ownership and leasing options are discussed. Of special note is that one of the deemed accrediting bodies for ambulatory surgery centers is AAAASF (American Association for Accreditation of Ambulatory Surgery Facilities), with whom the AAPD has developed a partnership for an accreditation program for pediatric dental offices that provide in-office deep sedation/general anesthesia 

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