Policy for Selecting Anesthesia Providers for the Delivery of Office-Based Deep Sedation/General Anesthesia


The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD) recognizes that it is the exclusive responsibility of dental practitioners when employing anesthesia providers to administer office-based deep sedation/general anesthesia (DS/GA) to verify and carefully review the credentials and experience of those providers.1  An understanding of the educational and training requirements of the various anesthesia professions and candid discussions with potential anesthesia providers can assist in the vetting and selection of highly skilled licensed providers in order to help minimize risk to patients.