At Anesthetists of Washington (AOW) we offer general anesthesia, IV Sedation, pain blocks and other pain relief options to help your patients remain comfortable and overcome obstacles that may prevent them from receiving needed services. By offering our services to your patients, you are able to:
- Keep patients in-house
- Provide services for difficult cases
- Provide services for patients with disabilities, including high anxiety
- Maximize chair time
- Allow patients quick access to care
What AOW Provides
- General anesthesia for pediatric and adult patients
- Malpractice and liability insurance policy for our services.
- All anesthesia equipment and supplies (including emergency equipment/drugs)
- Training for dental office staff
- 24/7 call availability after any anesthesia service
- Patient billing for anesthesia charges.
- Pre-anesthesia call/email to each patient to review medications and health history
- Scheduling service for anesthesia dates with the dental office
- Mobile Dental Anesthesia Contract
- HIPAA Business Associate Agreement
What We Need from the Dental Office
- Provide 1 suction and 1 electrical port for anesthesia purposes. Most standard dental suites can accommodate our equipment.
- Coordinate scheduling anesthesia days with AOW
- Provide patients with AOW intake paperwork. Patients should fill out forms at the dental office when scheduling for anesthesia. Fax to (509) 424-3218.
- Decide if your office will require part or full deposit towards oral surgery/procedure before anesthesia is scheduled in order to avoid last minute cancellation.
- Sign Mobile Dental Anesthesia Contract and HIPAA Business Associate Agreement.
Clinics We Serve
At Anesthetists of Washington (AOW), we currently provide anesthesia services to Dental Practices, Ambulatory Surgical Centers and Medical Clinics throughout these Washington counties: Yakima, Kittitas, Benton, Franklin, Grant, Douglas, Chelan, Okanogan, Spokane, King, Pierce.
Clinics served are located in: Yakima, Ellensburg, Selah, Sunnyside, Kennewick, Pasco, Richland, West Richland, Ephrata, Wenatchee, Cle Elum, Granger, and Grandview, Spokane, and Issaquah.
Kevin has provided anesthesia at our surgery center for several years. He works well with our staff and is conscientious about his work. He gets great reviews from our patients and we are glad to have him as part of our team.
Stuart Cardon DPM FACFAS
Kevin is a great Anesthetist! We have been working with him for almost 10 years. It has been a great benefit to have him focus solely on the welfare of the patient through sedation while we focus on the dental procedures and surgeries. My team loves the days each month that they get to work with Kevin. He has been able to work each case whether easy or difficult to the satisfaction of both doctor and patient. We look forward to the many years to come!
Robert Perry DDS
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IV (Intravenous) General Anesthesia: With Total Intravenous Anesthesia (TIVA), the patient is asleep and unable to be aroused. TIVA allows our provider to tailor doses and medications to the patient’s specific needs and to the dental or surgical procedure being provided. Our provider stays with the patient throughout the entire procedure, from the time of induction until the patient is ready to go home. Benefits of TIVA include quick induction, personalized treatment, minimal hangover, rapid recovery and very low incidence of nausea.
IV Sedation: This type of sedation, also known as Monitored Anesthesia Care (MAC) allows the patient to be relaxed and possibly even sleep throughout the procedure. IV Sedation helps relieve anxiety and allows the patient to have a comfortable, semi-awake state of consciousness. The patient will be very relaxed and most likely not have any memory of the procedure. Our provider adjusts medication to keep the patient comfortable, while the patient is able to respond to verbal commands as needed.