FAQ's about Our Anesthesia ServicesFrequently Asked Questions - Please contact us if you have additional questions.
What does it take to get started?
All you have to do to get started is download, fill out and submit the general anesthesia permit application on the Board of Dentistry website located under the forms tab. You will also need to request a DEA 222 form from the DEA website. This is required for purchase of required narcotics.
What about the inspection from the Board?
Once the Board approves your application we will co-ordinate with the board and be there the day of your inspection to ensure success.
Will I have to purchase any supplies or equipment?
The only purchase on your part will be the Oxygen, Fluids, and medications necessary for the procedure. (Versed, Fentanyl, and Propofol). Lake Area Anesthesia will provide all monitors, emergency equipment, emergency medications, and consumables (IV tubing, syringes, ETC.) necessary for office based anesthesia.
What about patient history’s and instructions?
Lake Area Anesthesia will provide your staff with patient history forms and instructions for pre and post anesthesia. Our staff will contact each patient prior to their appointment and conduct a thorough history and provide necessary instructions to ensure they are good candidates for office based anesthesia.
What are the benefits of your services over oral sedation and nitrous or performing IV sedation ourselves?
Oral sedation can be very useful, however the onset of many oral medications is usually 30-40 minutes for maximum effect and re-dosing may be required to achieve the desired sedation levels. This can result in a patient leaving the office and being more sedated when they leave than they were during their appointment.
Performing your own IV sedation can take away from the task at hand requiring continued titration of medications and will require you to continually evaluate the patient’s status and patient monitors during the procedure. Also some patients may require a deeper sedation than versed or fentanyl alone.
The benefit of utilizing Lake Area Anesthesia is our ability to adapt each anesthetic to the individual patient needs as well as the doctor’s request. We can provide light anesthesia all the way to general anesthesia if necessary. Also we will continually monitor each patient throughout the procedure allowing you to focus on the task at hand.