I got the opportunity to use my Intra-op hypnosis CD today during some dental surgery.
The staff were so accustomed to people having I.V. Versed and a narcotic that they looked absolutely dumbfounded when I just got out of the chair and put on my coat and walked out after the surgery was done.
As a Nurse Anesthetist, I am absolutely dumbfounded that there is no anesthesia trained person there during dental surgery when a person has I.V. anesthesia on board. You have a dentist and a dental assistant and that's it. What would happen (and sometimes does) when somebody goes too deep. Airways can be compromised, respirations can stop etc.
It seems so easy to use supplemental hypnosis and local anesthesia. And it is safe!!