Greensboro Oral Surgeon Under Investigation After Botched Procedure

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A Greensboro Oral Surgeon is under investigation after a recent procedure that led to a patient requiring hospitalization, according to the North Carolina State Board of Dental Examiners.

In a written order from the Board, Dr. Scott M. Jensen is not allowed to administer general anesthesia without a Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist.

According to the written order, Dr. Jensen started treating a male patient on July 10, 2019. Before meeting with Dr. Jensen, the patient had gone to the hospital with a dental abscess that caused swelling, cellulitis and inflammation in the right face and neck.

The order stated Dr. Jensen "administered general anesthesia to the patient, and soon thereafter he developed respiratory depression requiring an emergency procedure to open the patient's airway which resulted in laceration of the patient's tongue, and he was transported back to the hospital by EMS and admitted." 

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