Dental Anesthesia Incident Reporting System (DAIRS)

An important component of the OMS Quality Outcomes Registry (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 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. All reports to DAIRS are maintained as privileged and confidential in the DAIRS module of the OMSQOR system. Reported cases may be selected for educational presentation but will not include any identifiable patient or provider information.

Submit an incident

For more information on DAIRS, email dairs@aaoms.org.