Physician anesthesiologists and nurse anesthetists are specifically trained to work in a hospital setting. Dr. Elmasri has trained in a hospital setting, but additionally was trained and is comfortable providing anesthesia in an outpatient dental office setting. Therefore he understands and is experienced with the unique requirements of this type of anesthesia, such as nasal intubation.
Dr. Elmasri also has extensive experience with pediatric patients. He saw significantly more pediatric patients for general anesthesia than the average physician anesthesiologist or nurse anesthetist did during their training.
Additionally, because Dr. Elmasri was trained as a dentist and practiced dentistry for 2 years before his anesthesia residency, he is familiar with the head and neck area, the special requirements of the procedures being performed and the in and outs of how dental offices function.