Podcast — Sedation
PMP Inquiries: Clearing up the Confusion
Get to Know Duane + Andrea
This episode of Talking with the Toothcop is a two-parter! In the first half, you’ll get a look behind the curtain and get to know me—Duane Tinker—and my co-host, Andrea Baysinger. In the second half of this episode, we share an important reminder about nitrous oxide compliance rules. Don’t miss it! Outline of This Episode [3:01] How Andrea became my co-host [6:05] I’m an introvert—until I take the stage [8:09] Andrea is an introvert disguised as an extrovert [9:29] Country versus city living (who is who?) [12:22] Raising Australian Shepherds on a ranch [13:05] Dentists that administer nitrous oxide [14:31]...
- Tags: Dental Compliance, Nitrous, Podcast, Sedation
Don’t Neglect Your Sedation and Anesthesia Reviews
Are you doing proper sedation and anesthesia reviews? Are you making sure you don’t have drugs sitting in your office that expired pre-COVID? Are you checking with a patient’s primary care provider before administering anesthesia? Being busy and overwhelmed isn’t an excuse for not doing your due diligence. In this episode of Talking with the Toothcop, Andrea and I touch on the importance of doing a proper review. Outline of This Episode [4:09] Sedation and anesthesia reviews [8:49] Upcoming anesthesia course Check for expired drugs and equipment I’ve done a lot of sedation and anesthesia reviews in the last few...
- Tags: anesthesia, controlled substances, COVID, DEA, podcast, sedation
Sedation Inspections + EPCS + Continuing Education: What You Need to Know
Every five years, Texas conducts inspections of any practice that uses sedation. Some practices have recently undergone their initial inspections. From what I’ve heard, most have gone pretty well. Some are getting busted for things they consider nit-picky—like missing information on their preoperative checklist—but that the state board takes seriously. So in this episode of Talking with the Toothcop, Andrea and I chat about preoperative checklist requirements, the Electronic Prescribing of Controlled Substances (EPCS), as well as continuing education requirements. These are things you NEED to stay on top of—so don’t miss it! Outline of This Episode [4:10] Texas: Updates...