Dr. Kaminski treats patients not just from Michigan but many who fly in from throughout the United states and a number of foreign countries. CLICK HERE to see a listing of counties and cities here in Michigan in which we see patients from.
About Dr. Norbert J. Kaminski
Dr. Kaminski is a Dental Anesthesiologist which is a recognized specialty by the American Dental Association. Dr. Kaminski trained in the M.D. anesthesia program at Providence Hospital Southfield Michigan. His training included providing anesthesia for a variety of cases including major neurological, cardiac, plastic and orthopedic surgeries. This extensive and unique training has provided him with the expertise and experience to be certified to provide all levels of sedation and anesthesia for dentistry. There are less than 400 Dental Anesthesiologists in the United States making it one of the most exclusive specialties in dentistry.
As a dental anesthesiologist, Dr. Kaminski is certified as a Diplomate by the National Dental Board of Anesthesiology. He is the director of the Sedation Dentistry Center of Michigan and is a Fellow of the prestigious American Dental Society of Anesthesiology. Fellowship means completion of a 1 year anesthesiology residency and formal oral exams. In 1971, the American Dental Society of Anesthesiology established criteria for a fellowship in general anesthesia to recognize the unique qualification for dentists to administer anesthesia. He is a member of American Dental Association, Michigan Dental Association, Macomb Dental Society, Academy of Dentistry for Persons with Disabilities and American Association of Hospital Dentists. He is the Michigan delegate for the ADSA and past national co-chair of the Component Compliance Committee & member of the ADSA legislative committee overseeing Sedation/Anesthesia rules in the United States.
In Michigan, only a Dental Anesthesiologist, oral surgeon, or physician Anesthesiologist is legally allowed to put you to sleep for your dental care according to the State of Michigan Dental Practice act. Don't be mislead by offices that claim that you will be asleep or that use nurse anesthetists because they are only allowed to provide conscious sedation. Conscious sedation means that you must be awake but relaxed and able to respond to normal verbal commands. Additionally, nurse anesthetists can only provide services up to the level of training that the dentist has so that if the dentist is not trained in sedation or anesthesia, they cannot legally have nurse anesthetists provide these services in these offices.
- Diploma - National Dental Board of Anesthesiology
- Fellow - American Dental Society of Anesthesiology
- President - Michigan Dental Society of Anesthesiology
- American Dental Association
- Michigan Dental Association
- Macomb Dental Society
- Academy Of Dentistry for Patient with Disabilities
- American Association of Hospital Dentists
- American Society of Geriatric Dentistry
- American Academy of Craniofacial Pain
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Until becoming director of the Sedation Dentistry Center of Michigan, he was an active medical staff, dept. of surgery, at Providence Hospital for 15 years. He was also a long time instructor and course Co-director for Advanced Cardiac Life Support at the University of Detroit Dental School, Providence, Beaumont and many other area hospitals. He has taught hundreds of physicians, paramedics, dentists and nurses how to handle medical emergency situations. He was the first member of his graduating class to return to U of D Dental School and teach a post- doctoral level continuing education course. He is also the author of a copyrighted office emergency protocol program. He is a nationally recognized lecturer on airway management and emergency rescue in dental offices. Dr. Kaminski is one of a few general dentists fully trained and certified to provide any and all forms of pain and anxiety control for all dental procedures in Michigan. Furthermore he is proud that the office has an unsurpassed safety record here in Michigan for over 30 years. He has personally administered over 9000 general anesthetic / deep sedation (sleep dentistry) cases and over 26,000 minimal and moderate conscious(awake) sedations. Dr. Kaminski is the most experienced dental anesthesiologist in Michigan and among the most experienced in the United States.
Dr. Kaminski has also served as the leading expert witness and resource for law enforcement agencies and special victim prosecutors in Michigan when sexual abuse of patients under dental sedation is suspected. He is also an expert witness throughout the country for patients who suffer brain damage or die as a result of dental sedation / anesthesia.
If you have any questions or concerns regarding dental sedation / anesthesia (even if provided by another office) please don't hesitate to contact us. We will do our best to address your concerns.
ABC World News Nightline at Dr. Kaminski's Office
Visit our Media Center to read more. On July 12th, 2012, Dr. Kaminski was featured on ABC News Nightline and ABC World News Tonight. Brian Ross focused attention on dentists with limited training sedating children and the subsequent rise in office related deaths. The stories are titled "Death & Greed at the Dentist"
Mr. Ross, Chief Investigative Reporter for ABC World News Tonight, flew to Detroit in April to interview Dr. Kaminski for this program. Mr. Ross spent over 90 minutes on camera with Dr. Kaminski and then ABC World News filmed Dr. Kaminski administering an anesthetic to a patient. ABC World News had been investigating the poor sedation training of most dentists for the past thirteen months. As one of the nations leading experts in dental sedation/anesthesia, Dr. Kaminski has been working for the past several years to implement regulations requiring dentists to have more clinical training and office inspections in order to safely sedate patients. Most people don't realize that a Michigan doesn't have to verify their training with the State, and their office is never checked to see if it is fully equipped for an emergency and the staff is properly trained.
In June 2014, Inside Edition did a story on sedation deaths in dental offices. Dr. Kaminski was featured as their expert and Lisa Geurra (and film crew) flew to Detroit and filmed Dr. Kaminski discussing the issue and sedating a patient.