04/15/2019

Dental anesthesiology recognized as a specialty


Dental anesthesiology has become the 10th dental specialty recognized by the National Commission on Recognition of Dental Specialties and Certifying Boards.

The commission adopted a resolution in March based on an application from the American Society of Dentist Anesthesiologists to recognize dental anesthesiology as a dental specialty. The ADA House of Delegates in 2017 established the commission to oversee the decision-making process for recognizing dental specialties.

Dental anesthesiology now joins the following dental specialties: dental public health; endodontics; oral and maxillofacial pathology; oral and maxillofacial radiology; oral and maxillofacial surgery; orthodontics and dentofacial orthopedics; pediatric dentistry; periodontics; and prosthodontics.

Dental specialties are recognized "to protect the public, nurture the art and science of dentistry and improve the quality of care," according to the commission’s webpage on ada.org.

Source: ADA News



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