Quote from noggin_wise
You'd be hard pressed to find any dental office utilizing propofol on a routine basis.
My daughter had her wisdom teeth out 2 weeks ago. I was present for the 'induction' of the sedation. The oral surgeon (an MD, not DDS) started the IV and pushed the drugs.... propofol, ketamine, versed, and decadron. She was on a cardiac monitor, pulse ox, BP monitoring and O2. Also available in the room was airway management equipment (BVM, intubation supplies, etc). I'm sure a crash cart was around somewhere, just out of sight.
As far as the qualification of the staff, unfortunately, I don't know. However, I would guess RNs.
It's probably the difference in dentist's office's and oral surgeon's office's.