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Department of Dental Anesthesiology

The Department of Dental Anesthesiology Provides education and clinical services in the use of pharmacologic and non-pharmacologic dental anesthesia techniques.

The department directs and coordinates a three-year, CODA accredited, dental anesthesiology residency program. The goal of this program is to prepare dentists to manage pain and anxiety in adult, pediatric and special needs patients by using pharmacologic and non-pharmacologic techniques.

Clinical Application

The faculty in the department provide an array of anesthesia services for general clinic patients and in the Center for Patients with Special Needs. A full range of anesthetic services is available at the University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine, such as nitrous oxide, oral sedation, intravenous (IV) sedation and/or general anesthesia. Conscious-sedation is the name of one of the methods used to manage pain and anxiety in order to make sure your dental visit is pleasant. In addition to anesthesia services, the department is trained to act as first-responders for any medical emergencies that occur at the school.

Learn about Pitt Dental Medicine Dental Anesthesiology faculty and staff

Externship Program

An externship for third- and fourth-year dental students interested in a career in dental anesthesiology.

CODA Accreditation for Dental Anesthesiology Residency Program

The Commission on Dental Accreditation (CODA) is seeking third-party comments with regard to the upcoming Pitt Dental Medicine Dental Anesthesiology Residency Program site visit in September 2023.

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