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What is a Dentist Anesthesiologist?
Dental anesthesiology is the specialty of dentistry and discipline of anesthesiology encompassing the art and science of managing pain, anxiety, and overall patient health during dental, oral, maxillofacial and adjunctive surgical or diagnostic procedures throughout the entire perioperative period. The specialty is dedicated to promoting patient safety as well as access to care for all dental patients, including the very young and patients with special health care needs. Dental Anesthesiology is the only specialty of dentistry recognized by both the American Board of Dental Specialties and National Commission on Recognition of Dental Specialties and Certifying Boards.
A dentist who has successfully completed an accredited postdoctoral anesthesiology residency program of three or more years duration, in accord with Commission on Dental Accreditation’s Standards for Dental Anesthesiology Residency Programs, and/or meets the eligibility requirements for examination by the American Dental Board of Anesthesiology
The American Dental Board of Anesthesiology
Examines and certifies dentists who complete an accredited program of anesthesiology training in the United States or Canada. Dentists may then apply for Board Certification through The American Dental Board of Anesthesiology which requires ongoing and continual post-graduate education for maintenance.
American Society of Dentist Anesthesiologists
The American Society of Dentist Anesthesiologists represents dentists with three or more years of anesthesiology training.