Although there is national support for a ban to the operator anesthesia model during deep sedation and general anesthesia in children, there is fierce opposition within California. Stemming from the lost income to dental providers when the payment for anesthesia portion shifts to anesthesia providers the movement for real change has incredible opposition including:

 

The California Dental Association

The California Society of Pediatric Dentistry

The California Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons

 

Here is some media that explains the opposition to Caleb’s Law and any changes that would improve safety of Dental Anesthesia within California:

 

http://www.nbcbayarea.com/news/local/Changes-to-Pediatric-Dental-Anesthesia-Hitting-Roadblock--420133324.html

 

http://www.sacbee.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/dan-morain/article147407899.html

 

https://calmatters.org/articles/a-childs-death-and-the-power-of-the-dental-lobby/