In 1975, the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons (AAOMS) established the Office Anesthesia Evaluation Program. It was designed to assure that each practicing AAOMS member maintained a properly equipped office and was prepared to use accepted techniques for managing emergencies and complications of anesthesia in the treatment of the OMS patient in the office or outpatient setting.
AAOMS fellows/members must have their offices successfully evaluated and re-evaluated by their component society every five years or in accordance with state law.
Dr. Krueger has successfully completed the AAOMS Office Anethesia Evaluation Program since establishing his practice in Bend in 2000. This helps assure the uptmost in patient safety for all surgical procedures.
Nitrous Oxide Analgesia: This is administered via a nasal hood and is often referred to as “laughing gas”. This provides the patient with mild relaxation during the surgery. The degree of analgesia can be adjusted to the ideal level for each patient. The effects fully resolve within 10 minutes after the procedure and allows the patient to safely drive home following the procedure.
Oral Sedation: This is administered via a pill or liquid form. It provides a mild level of relaxation for the patient and is often combined with Nitrous Oxide. This requires an escort to drive the patient home after the procedure.
IV Sedation: The medications are administered via an intravenous route. Medications are given to provide the patient full relaxation and pain control throughout the surgery. This is an excellent way to resolve any anxiety a patient might have about their surgery. This requires the patient to arrive not having eaten for the past 8 hours and an escort to drive them home after surgery.
General Anesthesia: The medications are administered via an intravenous route. Medications are given to have the patient fully asleep throughout the surgery. This level of anesthesia provides the optimum state for the patient to be fully unaware that their surgery has been accomplished. This requires the patient to arrive not having eaten for the past 8 hours and an escort to drive them home after surgery.
Inhalational General Anesthesia: This is an excellent choice for our pediatric patients and our patients with extreme anxiety. The patient simply drifts off to sleep while genlty breathing in the anesthesia. The patient is kept fully asleep throughout the surgery and gently awakes ready to begin their recovery. This requires the patient to arrive not having eaten for the past 8 hours and an escort to drive them home after surgery.
Krueger & Lenox Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Patient Review By Gloria K C
Dr Lenox cane to the Bend Hospital on a Sunday morning (and afternoon!) to care for me after a fall while exploring a lava tube. He carefully stitched the inside and outside of my lip. He was kind, confident and skilled. 10 days have passed and I cannot believe how my lip has healed, looking very normal. I would not have expected such amazing results. Thank you Dr Lenox for giving up your Sunday and taking such care to repair my facial injury.
- Gloria K C
Patient Review By Barb C
I am a retired nurse with 35 years of experience. I feel that I am a good judge of professionalism within the medical field. I was very impressed with my overall experience from the scheduling people to the very talented Surgeon, Dr. Krueger. I had tori removed from my mouth and was nervous about this surgery however Dr. Krueger was able to ease my anxiety of this impending surgery. The surgery went exceedingly well and the post op period was uneventful and the discomfort was minimal. I only wish I had this surgery years ago. I would recommend Dr. Krueger to anyone who is nervous regarding mouth surgery. He is kind, empathic and professional.
- Barb C
Patient Review By Catherina M
I've gone in a few times and have had fillings done. One of my fillings was very stubborn but the staff and Doctor did everything they could to get it taken care of and it worked. Upon my recent visit for a simple cleaning all the staff asked how my filling was doing. That surprised me that they would remember with how many patients come by every day. Everyone is kind and fantastic at their jobs. I highly recommend this clinic to anyone looking for a new dentist!
- Catherina M
Patient Review By Helen L
everyone was calm and courteous. Dr. Krueger inspired my confidence which for me is not an easy thing to do. He patiently answered all questions. After surgery he called to make sure I was doing well. Thank you so much for the wonderful care.
- Helen L