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COVID-19 Information for AAOMS Members: Updates and Resources

Dental Anesthesia Incident Reporting System (DAIRS)

Thank you for your interest in OMSQOR and DAIRS.  

An important component of OMSQOR® is the Dental Anesthesia Incident Reporting System, known as DAIRS.

DAIRS is an anonymous self-reporting system used to collect and analyze anesthesia incidents in order to improve the quality of dental anesthesia care. All dental anesthesia providers are encouraged to report any unintended event related to the delivery of anesthesia for a dental patient. Some examples of anesthesia incidents to be reported may include:

  • Laryngospasm
  • Cardiac event
  • Equipment failure
  • Drug interaction
  • Serious incidents that cause permanent harm

Reporting is anonymous, and all DAIRS data are maintained as privileged within a secure, HIPAA-compliant database. Reported cases may be selected for educational presentation but will not include any identifiable patient or provider information.

OMSQOR® – the OMS Quality Outcomes Registry – is undergoing necessary maintenance and recalibration and we hope to have new information related to both registries available for your review soon!  Please know that AAOMS is continuing to work behind the scenes to ensure the registry will provide the specialty with enhanced opportunities to advance our efforts related to advocacy, benchmarking, quality improvement and research.  With the evolution of OMSQOR® we are raising our expectations, thereby enhancing the reporting capabilities to maximize the quality improvement and advocacy impact while, long-term we will be promoting research engagement.             

An important component of OMSQOR is the Dental Anesthesia Incident Reporting System (DAIRS). DAIRS is an anonymous self-reporting system used to collect and analyze anesthesia incidents in order to improve the quality of dental anesthesia care. All dental anesthesia providers are encouraged to report events related to the delivery of anesthesia. Incidents reported to DAIRS are maintained as privileged and confidential data.

Questions or requests for information about the registry and its mission in 2020, please email AAOMS staff at omsqor@aaoms.org