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Three-year-old California girl has died at Children’s Dental Surgery Center in Stockton

A three-year-old California girl has died during a dental procedure, a few days ago, at Children’s Dental Surgery Center in Stockton. Daleyza Avila Hernandez was getting two teeth pulled and caps put on two others, apparently a simple dental procedure.

“All I did was I take my daughter to the dentist because they were going to fix her teeth, and about 30 minutes later they brought her back dead,” her mother told to media. She remembered the toddler was “vivacious and full of life” just before the procedure. The parents said they weren’t allowed into the surgery room. They were told their daughter’s heart stopped, possibly from underlying heart issues but the mother sustains the child was very healthy.

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                      Children’s Dental Surgery Center in Stockton

The administrator of Children’s Dental Surgery Center in Stockton explained that the girl had a reaction to the anesthetics during the procedure. The Dental Bord of California transmitted in a statement: “The Dental Board of California is aware of the tragic situation. An investigation is underway so specific details of the case cannot be shared at this time. Consumer protection is the board’s highest concern and we want to extend our deepest sympathy to the family.” Surgery center is closed. Administrator says they'll reopen when he can ensure the safety of his patients & staff; because they received death threats. Family says their goal is to shut the surgery center down. They want someone who is responsible for toddler’s death to be criminally prosecuted.

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