Dental Anesthesiology - Program Goals
Advanced General Dentistry Education Programs in Dental Anesthesiology are educational programs designed to train the dental resident, in the most comprehensive manner, to use pharmacologic and non-pharmacologic methods to manage anxiety and pain of adults, children, and patients with special care needs undergoing dental, maxillofacial and adjunctive procedures, as well as to be qualified in the diagnosis and non-surgical treatment of acute oro-facial pain and to participate in the management of patients with chronic oro-facial pain.

Graduates from our program will be able to:

1. Deliver anxiety and pain control services for emergency and comprehensive multidisciplinary oral health care.

2. Plan and provide anesthesia related care for the full range of dental patients, including patients with special needs.

3. Manage the delivery of oral health care by applying concepts of patient and practice management and quality improvement that are responsive to a dynamic health care environment.

4. Function effectively within the hospital, dental clinic, ambulatory surgery center and other health care environments.

5. Function effectively within interdisciplinary health care teams.

6. Apply scientific principles to learning and anesthesia related oral health care. This includes using critical thinking, evidence or outcome based clinical decision making, and technology based information retrieval systems.

7. Utilize the values of professional ethics, lifelong learning, patient centered care, adaptability, and acceptance of cultural diversity in professional practice.
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