Kevin J. Donly, DDS, professor and chair, Department of Developmental Dentistry, University of Texas Health San Antonio; former officer, American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry.
Debbie Hagan, advocate for families of children who have been harmed in dental offices.
Rita Agarwal, MD, practicing pediatric anesthesiologist; professor of anesthesiology, Stanford University; chair, Section on Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine, American Academy of Pediatrics.
James Tom, DDS, dentist anesthesiologist; past president, American Society of Dentist Anesthesiologists.
The Associated Press: “Minnesota family agrees $2M settlement in teen’s dental surgery death,” “Jury finds Hawaii dentist not guilty in 3-year-old’s death.”
Cohen & Cohen: “$2M Settlement Teen Dental Surgery Death.”
Star Tribune: “Now teaching and treating patients at U, dentist settles suit for $2M with family of dead teen.”
San Francisco Chronicle: “4-year-old boy dies after dental procedure in Oakland — state board investigating.”
Hawaii News Now: “Governor signs ‘Finley’s Law’ to make dental sedation for kids safer.”
Pediatrics: “Ethics Rounds: Death After Pediatric Dental Anesthesia: An Avoidable Tragedy?”
Pediatric Anesthesia: “Trends in death associated with pediatric dental sedation and general anesthesia.”
Journal of Dental Research: “Global burden of untreated caries: a systematic review and metaregression.”
Pediatric Dentistry: “Guidelines for Monitoring and Management of Pediatric Patients Before, During, and After Sedation for Diagnostic and Therapeutic Procedures.”
Journal of Dental Anesthesia and Pain Management: “General anesthesia in the management of early childhood caries: an overview.”
Today: “9 questions to ask your dentist before your kids go under sedation.”