This is a horrible story, with a small girl brain damaged after a trip to an Edmonton dentist:
Alberta is one of just two provinces where dentists with specialized training both administer general anesthetic and perform a dental procedure on a patient, according to a CBC inquiry.
The majority of provinces require at least two "operators" be present in accredited dental offices to do such work — one person to deliver the sedative drugs and another to perform the procedure.
Last month, a four-year-old Edmonton girl was rushed to hospital after receiving general anesthetic at a downtown dental office. According to her family, the child stopped breathing for an unknown length of time and suffered permanent brain damage.
I hear the adverts on the radio sometimes about putting you to sleep for regular dentistry. Its not safe though, unless their is a professional anesthesiologist watching over you, and only doing that task. I hope the law changes to ban this outside of hospitals with anesthesiologists working with the dentists, so no more small children get hurt.