California does not guarantee the safe use of sedation in children at the dentist. As an anesthesiologist, I am worried
In the five years since the Caleb Act came into force, data collection on the use of general anesthesia in dental procedures in the state has improved, a milestone in protecting California Children’s Health. But as an anesthesiologist who has studied the use of sedation on children, I know the law doesn’t go far enough. California and the country must ensure the safety of all use of anesthesia on children by all dental health practitioners, including general and pediatric dentists.