The feasibility of office-based propofol sedation for dental care in patients with intellectual disability by sedation practitioners.

@article{Vaessen2017TheFO,
  title={The feasibility of office-based propofol sedation for dental care in patients with intellectual disability by sedation practitioners.},
  author={Hermanus H. B. Vaessen and Antonius N. J. Schouten and Henriette van der Hoeve and Johannes T. A. Knape},
  journal={Special care in dentistry : official publication of the American Association of Hospital Dentists, the Academy of Dentistry for the Handicapped, and the American Society for Geriatric Dentistry},
  year={2017},
  volume={37 2},
  pages={
          93-98
        }
}
BACKGROUND The quality of oral health care for intellectually disabled patients is a significant challenge due to behavioral issues. Intravenous propofol sedation may be useful to relieve the anxiety and fear, and make dental procedures more acceptable. The aim of this study was to evaluate the safety and effectiveness of propofol sedation, by trained nonmedical sedation practitioners, during dental treatments in an office-based setting. METHODS Intellectually disabled patients (124) were… CONTINUE READING

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