ADA Proposal Effectively Cuts Care to Tens of Millions of Current and Future Dental Patients!

by Jim Du Molin

On December 15th, while the rest of us were preparing to celebrate the holidays, the ADA’s Committee on Anesthesiology quietly unveiled revisions to its anesthesia guidelines. These changes would effectively end the ability of all but oral surgeons, dental anesthesiologists and those dentists already offering IV sedation to provide patients with oral conscious sedation (OCS) dentistry.

Does this sound like a power and money grab to anyone but me? For what other purpose are the oral surgeons and dental anesthesiologists trying to carve out and monopolize another segment of the dental profession? This segment has been almost exclusively developed by the general dental community as a way to reach out to those patients too fearful to even look at a dental office, let alone have a needle stuck in their arm.

If you are one of the 7,000-plus dentists who currently practices safe, effective oral sedation dentistry, you will soon be toast along with the time you have invested in training and equipment. If you don’t currently offer oral sedation dentistry but think it may be a service you would like to provide one day, you are about to be cut off at the knees by the very specialists you keep in business with your referrals.

Think it through. Approving this proposal would be akin to banning the placement of dental implants or braces by general dentists.

These regulations are coming to you courtesy of the specialists in the name of “safety,” ignoring the millions of patients who have already safely and successfully been treated using oral sedation dentistry. There is no known evidence that oral sedation dentistry, as practiced according to existing ADA guidelines, has ever resulted in an injury or fatality to a patient.

This ADA committee claims to be protecting dental patients by chasing them away from their current dentists. By now you should be mad as hell and ready to take action!

In preparing this report, I have borrowed heavily from Team1500, a group of dentists who aren’t going to take it any more and are doing something about it. If you want to take back control of your future and keep your patients in your practice where they belong, I strongly suggest you visit and work with them to protect your rights and livelihood.

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Jim Du Molin

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