Laughing Gas Mix-Up at Iowa Dental School

Laughing Gas Mix-Up at Iowa Dental School - Health Council

“More than 120 children may have received too much laughing gas during recent procedures at a University of Iowa clinic, the school said Monday. Patients who received treatment at the school’s pediatric dentistry clinic in Iowa City between March 1 and April 20 have an “extremely small risk” of suffering any long-term health effects, the school said. Associate dean for patient care Michael Kanellis said the university is unaware of what any long-term effects would be but wanted to be “very cautious and proactive” in the interest of patient safety. To that end, the dental school said that it was notifying affected families so that they could seek the appropriate evaluation and treatment, if necessary.”

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