I Turn Your Office into a State of the Art Surgery Center.
By bringing to your office the latest, ultra-compact, monitoring and anesthesia equipment (including a sevoflurane
vaporizer, totally portable anesthesia machine with O2 and N2O tanks, and computer controlled propofol infusion
pump), I can safely and affordably provide either dental general anesthesia or intravenous sedation to your
patients. I furnish all drugs and supplies needed to perform a hospital grade anesthetic. I am Stanford and UCSF
trained (including special pediatric anesthesia training at Oakland Children's Hospital), experienced (10 years in
private practice), ACLS certified, and hold a current 'General Anesthesia Permit' issued by the Dental Board of
California. From a patient safety perspective, I turn your treatment room into a fully equipped surgery center
complete with emergency equipment including a defibrillator and crash cart.
Legal, Safe, and Practical
Legally, you have the right to provide your patients with the services of a board certified physician
anesthesiologist. My practice standards exceed the safety requirements of TDIC, ProPlus, and Fireman's.
Dentists insured with TDIC need only request a class 20 amendment of a class 11 policy. Best of all, there is no
increase in your malpractice premium to use my service. I carry my own 1M/3M malpractice coverage. As you can see
below, when it comes to insurance protection, I have you covered.
I Treat Your Patients Right.
I treat each patient with respect and professional care. I make the entire process as easy as possible and provide
brochures and consent forms in Spanish and English. Preoperatively, I telephone every patient to evaluate and
properly prepare them for anesthesia. I examine healthy patients in the office just before the scheduled procedure.
For healthy patients, I require no labwork. For those patients with health problems, I have extensive expertise in
assessing the anesthetic considerations of coexisting diseases and, if needed, will schedule a pre-op examination or
test well in advance of the procedure.
What is Total Intravenous Anesthesia (TIVA)?
With my electronic propofol infusion pump, I select and adjust the infusion rate to maintain a constant propofol
blood concentration appropriate for the planned technique, ranging from sedation with a nasal airway to general
What is Hospital Grade Dental General Anesthesia?
With this technique, I start general anesthesia by IV or mask inhalation. After the patient is asleep, I completely
secure and protect the airway with a nasal endotracheal tube combined with a throat pack. Then, I continue general
anesthesia by either inhaled anesthetic agent or TIVA. The endotracheal tube minimizes the risk of laryngospasm and
aspiration during the procedure. Using this technique, I do not rely on the patient's reflexes to protect the
airway. After I place a nasotracheal tube, you will have full access to the mouth for the procedure and bite
impressions. You can work uninterrupted as long as you wish with as much water as needed. There is never any problem with airway obstruction or need to do a "jaw thrust" or "chin lift" intervention to clear the patient's airway.
Billing Made Easy, for You and Your Patients.
Dentists pay nothing to use my service. I work directly with patients and accept checks, cash, Visa, and MasterCard. Unlike other anesthesiologists who make the patient struggle to figure out all the medical insurance billing, I apply all the knowledge I have accumulated in billing for thousands of
procedures and will actually prepare and submit the bills for the patient and write them a check when I am paid.
Indications for Dental Anesthesia Include:
· Patient or Practitioner Preference
Education and Teaching Positions
Targ Mobile Anesthesia
Alex Targ, M.D.
906 El Cajon Way
Palo Alto, CA 94303
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