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Saturday, September 17, 2011
7:30am — 9:30am


(C) Ballroom B

Redefining the Standards of Office Anesthesia


Administration of office anesthesia has become a routine part of the practice of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. Over the past number of decades, this practice has evolved to be a safe and effective resource in management of out-patient surgical patients. However, recently this practice has been subject of reevaluation and scrutiny. The goal of this symposium is to discuss the concepts and to support the contemporary standards of office anesthesia practice. This information is intended to support the continuous improvement of the educational and clinical training of Oral and Maxillofacial surgeons.

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this symposium, participants will be able to:

  1. Discuss the information supporting higher standards in administration of office anesthesia.
  2. Explain the educational and training needs for office support staff.
  3. Discuss the accepted standards of office anesthesia practice.

Mehran Hossaini-Zadeh, DMD
Associate Clinical Professor, Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
University of California San Francisco
San Francisco, CA

7:30am — 8:05am

Supporting Data to Adapt Higher Standards
Lewis N. Estabrooks, DMD, MS
Chairman of Board
St. Petersburg, FL

8:05am — 8:40am

Current Credentialing and Legislative Issues
Bruce Whitcher, DDS
Private Practice
Templeton, CA

8:40am — 9:15am

Standards of Monitoring, Equipment and Staffing
Andrew Herlich, DMD, MD
Chairman, Department of Anesthesiology
University of Pittsburgh Medical Center - Mercy
Pittsburgh, PA

9:15am — 9:30am


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