ABC World News Nightline
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 dentist only has to verify their
training with the State.
Dr. Kaminski has also served as an expert
witness and resource for law enforcement
agencies and special victim prosecutors when
sexual abuse of patients under dental
sedation is suspected.
ABC World News at Dr. Kaminski's Office
The above images are a behind
the scenes look at Mr. Brian Ross, Chief Investigative
reporter for ABC World News, and his visit to Dr.
Kaminski's office. The ABC News crew was at our
office for over 6 hours. They transformed our
reception area for the shoot to accommodate the cases of
equipment needed for the interview. Their
attention to detail was amazing-down to the color and
size of the textbooks to appear in Mr. Ross' background.
Initially scheduled for a 30 minute interview, cameras
had to be reloaded as the interview went to 90 minutes.
"I was impressed that Mr. Ross conducted the entire
interview without any notes-he was very well prepared"
said Dr. Kaminski. "Because of the heat generated
by the extensive lighting, we had to keep the office at
60 degrees just to keep it comfortable for the film
ABC also filmed Dr. Kaminski sedating a patient and
demonstrating appropriate rescue techniques. Well
known for his efforts to improve patient safety through
better training requirements, Dr. Kaminski felt honored
that ABC News had sought his expertise on this topic.
"People don't realize that a dentist only has to attend
a 2 1/2 day class at a hotel watching a PowerPoint
Presentation to sedate a patient here in Michigan"
states Dr. Kaminski.
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