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Annie Kaplan, MD, Michael Wong, JD, and Patricia Salber, MD, MBA

Annie Kaplan, MD, Michael Wong, JD, and Patricia Salber, MD, MBA
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Annie Kaplan, MD (L) is Caleb Sears' aunt and a physician. She has been advocating on behalf of her family to make pediatric dental anesthesia safer both through change in practice and through public education. She has been instrumental in the crafting of Caleb's Law. Michael Wong, JD (M) is the driving force behind the Physician-Patient Alliance for Health & Safety (PPAHS), an advocacy group of physicians, patient advocates, and healthcare organizations. Patricia Salber, MD, MBA (R) is an internist, emergency physician, and Editor-in-Chief of The Doctor Weighs In. She is also a media advisor to PPAHS.
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Why Have Low Safety Standards for Dental Anesthesia?

The idea that dental anesthesia is somehow different than anesthesia for any other type of procedure is just not true. So why are safety standards lower?
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No Child Should Ever Die from Elective Dental Anesthesia

6-year-old Caleb Sears died while under general anesthesia for a dental procedure. His oral surgeon was both operator and anesthesia monitor, a practice many believe increases the risk of dental anesthesia. A California bill, known as Caleb's law aims to decrease that risk.
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