Who does Dental anesthesia?

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    I was approached by a dentist about doing anesthesia in his office. He asked me what I would charge for wisdom teeth. I work in a hospital, so I have no idea what the going rate is for this type of anesthesia. Any help out there?

    Also, what is the basic cost per patient for this type of thing (IV, meds, airway stuff etc).

    Thanks so much.
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    In the office I work we charge $365.00 for IV sedation and $125.00 for nitrous.
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    Dentesthetists
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    Some dentists do a month or so of anesthesia during their advanced training. If I'm not mistaken, for some specialties (like pediatric dentistry) it is required by their Boards. In some places, they employ CRNAs.

    I would make sure that oxygen, SaO2 monitor and something to check pressure with in the room, as well as emergency meds available in that place.
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    My son just had some dental work done under anesthesia last week. It was initially $365 for general anesthesia for the first 30 min and then $90/15 min for the remainder of the procedure. So for a 1 1/2 hour procedure it was $725. When I paid the bill I was thinking, "I'm definitely in the wrong profession"

    I live in Southern California, so I don't know if that's representative of the going rate, and he was DDS who specializes in anesthesia, so I'm not sure if influences his rates.
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    You need to provide the same service to the patients as you would in an OR. Another wards you need to have an anesthesia machine, airway adjuncts, as well as the full complement of medications.

    You still must meet the standard of care.
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    Quote from KatieMI
    Some dentists do a month or so of anesthesia during their advanced training. If I'm not mistaken, for some specialties (like pediatric dentistry) it is required by their Boards. In some places, they employ CRNAs.
    my brother in law is doing something like this, but his residency is like 3 years (after 4 years dentistry).
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    It is not anesthesia. Although some dentist, especially oral surgeons do recieve extra anesthesia training.
    No hospital will grant a dentist anesthesia privileges.
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    Make sure your state's nurse practice act supports this - in my state, we have to have an order from a physician - meaning MD or DO - to do anesthesia. This can be our surgeon, and we get to do whatevet the heck we want after that, but double check, please.
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    Quote from nomadcrna
    You need to provide the same service to the patients as you would in an OR. Another wards you need to have an anesthesia machine, airway adjuncts, as well as the full complement of medications.

    You still must meet the standard of care.

    Another wards? I take it you meant "In other words."

    Wow I got a good laugh from that one!


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