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Meeting Patient Monitoring Standards Set by the American Society of Anesthesiologists

The health and safety of our patients are our only priority. To that end, we meet and/or exceed the patient monitoring standards of the American Society of Anesthesiologists during every procedure.

ASA Standard 1: “Qualified anesthesia personnel shall be present in the room throughout the conduct of all general anesthetics, regional anesthetics, and monitored anesthesia care.”

Dr. Gluckman and Dr. Boorin are board-certified by the American Dental Board of Anesthesiology - an accomplishment that signifies the highest level of anesthesia training for dental practitioners. This requires a three-year hospital-based anesthesiology residency program followed by a rigorous written and oral examination to test expert knowledge in the theoretical, clinical, and practical aspects of anesthesiology. This knowledge is essential to ensure clinicians are skilled at handling rare anesthesia-related emergencies.

ASA Standard 2: During all anesthetics, the patient’s oxygenation, ventilation, circulation, and temperature shall be continually evaluated.

When we work with your dentist or dental specialist, we bring the appropriate anesthesia monitoring equipment, medication, and supplies to support routine and emergency care. We transform the typical dental operatory into a hybrid dental operating room!

Anesthetics have numerous effects that require continuous monitoring. Our comprehensive, non-invasive monitoring includes continuous observation of each patient’s:

Oxygenation – The concentration of inspired oxygen and an individual’s oxygenation level is monitored from start to finish.

Breathing (Ventilation) – Each patient during an anesthetic has their breathing monitored by several means. This includes our direct observation and electronic monitoring with audible alarms for added information.

Circulation – Most anesthetics can have an impact on heart rate and blood pressure which necessitates using several continuous monitors for all anesthetics. These include pulse oximetry, EKG, and blood pressure. When longer anesthetics with prolonged patient immobility is anticipated, we routinely place compression sleeves on our patient’s calves to improve circulation.

Temperature – Each of our patients is snuggly and securely covered with a blanket once they are asleep and their temperature is continually monitored electronically so that adjustments can be made to either increase or decrease our patient’s core temperature.

Rest assured that when you or your child is receiving an anesthetic that they will be monitored by our team just as if they were in any hospital in the country. The Anesthesia for Dental Health team of Drs. Boorin and Gluckman have safely administered many thousands of anesthetics while maintaining, without compromise, the highest standard of anesthesia care and monitoring.

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