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Scotland to ban general anaesthesia in dental surgeries

BMJ 2000; 320 doi: (Published 04 March 2000) Cite this as: BMJ 2000;320:598
  1. Bryan Christie
  1. Edinburgh

    The use of general anaesthesia outside hospitals is to be ended in Scotland after a 10 year old boy died in a dental surgery during a procedure to have a tooth removed. An inquiry into the death of Darren Denholm has severely criticised the doctor and two dentists involved and has recommended that they be reported to their professional organisations for disciplinary action.

    The official report of the fatal accident inquiry found a “catalogue of failures” …

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