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CRNA vs. Dental Anesthesiologist. Can CRNA's work in dental offices?

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I am wondering if CRNA's can work in dental offices and, if so, the differences in the work between CRNA and Dental Anesthesiologist besides the differences in schooling. 

Can CRNA's take the place of dental anesthesiologists? I am looking at dental anesthesiologist positions and I think they only take those with DDS degrees.

https://www.linkedin.com/jobs/view/1418596032/

Anyone know anything about CRNA's working in dental offices for dentists and oral surgeons?

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38 minutes ago, BigPappaCRNA said:

Sure.  CRNAs work in Dental practices all over the country.  It is quite common and mainstream.

 

Thanks for your reply. So CRNA's and Dental Anesthesiologists are interchangeable then? Do they get paid the same money? I heard dental anesthesiologists can make a lot in private practice. Can CRNA's do the same and work private practice for dental offices? 

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1 hour ago, Jake355 said:

Thanks for your reply. So CRNA's and Dental Anesthesiologists are interchangeable then? Do they get paid the same money? I heard dental anesthesiologists can make a lot in private practice. Can CRNA's do the same and work private practice for dental offices? 

Dental Anesthesiologists as far as I’m aware only do anesthesia for dental cases. CRNA can and do work everywhere doing anesthesia. The pay will vary widely based on if you are a contractor billing yourself or a paid employee. 

The job you are looking at is for a dentist/dental anesthesiologist they will also supervise dental residents, which CRNAs are not qualified to do outside of teaching them anesthesia. 

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25 minutes ago, wtbcrna said:

Dental Anesthesiologists as far as I’m aware only do anesthesia for dental cases. CRNA can and do work everywhere doing anesthesia. The pay will vary widely based on if you are a contractor billing yourself or a paid employee. 

The job you are looking at is for a dentist/dental anesthesiologist they will also supervise dental residents, which CRNAs are not qualified to do outside of teaching them anesthesia. 

Okay, so CRNA's can basically do what dental anesthesiologists do in the dental office right? Are there only some states that allow CRNA's to work as dental anesthesiologists? If so, what are those states?

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13 minutes ago, Jake355 said:

Okay, so CRNA's can basically do what dental anesthesiologists do in the dental office right? Are there only some states that allow CRNA's to work as dental anesthesiologists? If so, what are those states?

CRNAs can provide dental anesthesia in the office/OR etc in every state/US territory.

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4 minutes ago, wtbcrna said:

CRNAs can provide dental anesthesia in the office/OR etc in every state/US territory.

Can you point me to an official source that supports this? 

Can CRNA's provide anesthesia independently in dental offices or do they need to be supervised by MD's in some states? 

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Can you start an dental anesthesia business as a CRNA and work as a 1099 private contractor providing dental anesthesia in dentist offices? 

 

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3 hours ago, Jake355 said:

Can you point me to an official source that supports this? 

Can CRNA's provide anesthesia independently in dental offices or do they need to be supervised by MD's in some states? 

 

Can you start an dental anesthesia business as a CRNA and work as a 1099 private contractor providing dental anesthesia in dentist offices? 

 

 https://www.aana.com/docs/default-source/sga-aana-com-web-documents-(all)/crna-practice-2017.pptx?sfvrsn=ace448b1_2

There is only 1 or 2 states that require anesthesiologist supervision of CRNAs. CRNAs can and do work/own their businesses dental anesthesia/office anesthesia/surgery centers/own surgery centers etc.

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1 hour ago, wtbcrna said:

 https://www.aana.com/docs/default-source/sga-aana-com-web-documents-(all)/crna-practice-2017.pptx?sfvrsn=ace448b1_2

There is only 1 or 2 states that require anesthesiologist supervision of CRNAs. CRNAs can and do work/own their businesses dental anesthesia/office anesthesia/surgery centers/own surgery centers etc.

Okay, then why don't more CRNA's work in dental offices if they can make more doing that? I heard that dental anesthesiologists can make more than CRNA's and work less. Can I pursue a CRNA career working solely in dental offices (like dental anesthesiologists) if I wanted to? Some of my friends from university work solely as dental anesthesiologists and have their own private practice business. 

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9 hours ago, Jake355 said:

Okay, then why don't more CRNA's work in dental offices if they can make more doing that? I heard that dental anesthesiologists can make more than CRNA's and work less. Can I pursue a CRNA career working solely in dental offices (like dental anesthesiologists) if I wanted to? Some of my friends from university work solely as dental anesthesiologists and have their own private practice business. 

1. The most lucrative jobs in anesthesia is not doing dental anesthesia. It is generally doing pain management. 

2. You can pursue any speciality you want after you graduate and become a CRNA

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9 hours ago, wtbcrna said:

1. The most lucrative jobs in anesthesia is not doing dental anesthesia. It is generally doing pain management. 

2. You can pursue any speciality you want after you graduate and become a CRNA

Okay, so if I want to make the most money as a CRNA, I should pursue a specialty in pain management after I graduate CRNA school? Do I need to do a fellowship in pain management or can I practice in pain management straight away as a CRNA? How much do/can CRNA's make in pain management? 

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Undercat has 41 years experience as a BSN, MSN, CRNA and specializes in Retired.

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Troll.  Call us back in ten years when you are an experienced CRNA.

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