Anesthesia safety is a prime concern. Sometimes doctors like to avoid this discussion, but we do not. We hold our practice to the standards set by the American Association of Anesthesiologists and by the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons. This means that all patients are appropriately monitored under anesthesia. This may include non-invasive blood pressure, pulse, pulseoximetry, ECG and capnography. This means that I am ACLS and PALS certified, and the surgical-anesthesia team members are BLS certified. This means that we train for and prepare ourselves for situations we hope will never happen, and that we take this aspect of our job very seriously.