Recall Attendance After General Anesthesia Versus Oral Conscious Sedation.
The purpose of this study was to compare recall attendance after dental rehabilitation with general anesthesia versus recall attendance after treatment performed with oral conscious sedation. Methods: This was a retrospective chart review of 733 patients who underwent general anesthesia or oral conscious sedation to complete dental treatment from January 2015 to February 2018. Six hundred patients received general anesthesia (GA), and 133 received oral conscious sedation (OCS). Demographic data, procedural dates, recall attendance, insurance reimbursement, and behavior scores were recorded. Results: A total of 31.8 versus 52.6 percent of the GA versus OCS group attended a periodic examination within one year of their restorative appointment. Conclusions: Oral conscious sedation patients attended periodic examinations within one year more often than general anesthesia patients. Increased mileage distance for both groups decreased the odds that patients would attend a periodic examination.
Salazar, Daphne; Chapple, Andrew G.; Pilly, Vinay; and Johnson, Jeffrey T., "Recall Attendance After General Anesthesia Versus Oral Conscious Sedation." (2022). School of Public Health Faculty Publications. 103.