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Quickly Identify Which Patients are Most at Risk for
Sedation or Anesthesia Services

Join the safest dentists nationwide who use the Sedation / Anesthesia

Patient Risk Factor Matrix from AAFDO to protect their patients & save their careers

“Adverse events in dental office-based settings associated with sedation and/or anesthesia care have continued to occur with unacceptable frequency.”


American Society of Anesthesiology

How It Helps Your Practice
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Stop patient harm

Ensure your patients’ safety by being totally prepared for the sedation / anesthesia risks associated with certain patients.


Protect your


Avoid loss of license, criminal prosecution, fines, lawsuits, and regulatory action by knowing the risks before treatment.

Get peace of mind

Never live with the crushing memory of causing a patient death or injury by not being prepared.

How It Works

Step 1

Conduct a History & Physical

Complete the AAFDO H&P assessment checklist to uncover hidden risks


Step 2

Using the H&P results, calculate your patient’s risk factor score using a combination of:

•ASA Classification

•Metabolic Function

•Body Mass Index

•Blood Sugar Level

•Apnea Hypopnea Index



Step 3

Follow a Treatment

Algorithm based on the Matrix

Get expert guidance on treatment options based on the Risk Factor score calculated from the Matrix

What’s My Investment?


Our Matrix includes:


  • History & Physical Assessment Checklist

  • Patient Risk Factor Matrix scoresheet and instructions

  • Patient Risk Factor Decision-Making Algorithm

“I was amazed at the patient risks I was overlooking without the Risk Factor Matrix. This tool has made my practice even more safe than before.

Dr. Wayne H.

Nashville, TN

“The Matrix helped me see the big picture with one of my patients. I have no doubt this tool saved both my patient, and my practice, from an unwanted outcome."

Dr. Casey B.

Columbus, OH

“As a former military pilot, we used a matrix like this all the time to increase awareness of potential flight risk. It saved me more than once. I am so thankful to finally have the same sort of safety-enhancing tool for my practice and my patients."

Dr. Mike M.

Houston, TX

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