The process for scheduling and treating patients under sedation/anesthesia
- Patient identified for anesthesia
- Patient is scheduled for procedure- coordinated between your office, patient and
our office according to planned length of procedure (anesthesia time is 30-45 minutes
longer/in addition to dental treatment). Flexibility in scheduling is helpful!
- Patient’s chart is faxed (571-7999) or emailed (EvaLuz@swdas.com) to our office
- Patient is contacted by our office to review health history, anesthesia instructions
and discuss financial agreement. Any questions, concerns or other issues are addressed
with patient as needed
- If indicated, our office will contact patient’s PCP or Specialist for medical consultation
- On the scheduled day of service, the anesthesiologist will arrive 30-45 minutesprior to the start of the procedure to set-up for the case
- When set-up and ready, the patient will be brought to the operatory, a brief evaluation
will occur, consent will be signed and anesthesia initiated
- Once at the desired sedation/anesthesia level, you will be informed that the dentistry
- Upon completion of the dentistry, the patient will remain on monitors until vitals
signs are confirmed stable and then in a monitored recovery until the patient is
ready to go home (typically 25-45 minutes)
- It is not necessary for you to stay with the patient once the dentistry is completed
- The patient will be discharged by the anesthesiologist
If desired, I can come to your office prior to a scheduled appointment to discuss with you and your staff how anesthesia is provided in the dental office. This could also be accomplished at a time prior to a day when a patient is scheduled. There is no question that it is different to treat a sedated/anesthetized patient and there is a learning curve associated with this procedure. It mainly involves approaching and treating patients with some modifications in how procedures are provided. I am also happy to discuss any of this with you by phone or in person per your request.
I look forward to working with you and your patients!
Anthony Charles Caputo, DDS, PC, FACD, FICD, DADBA, DNDBA