A 66-year old patient is discussed who had been referred by his dentist for extraction of several lower front teeth. The medical history revealed, amongst other, a myocardial infarct 25 years ago, an extirpation of the thyroid gland and diabetes. Furthermore, there was an extensive list of medication, such as anticoagulants, calciumantagonists and cholesterol synthesis inhibitors. The conclusion was drawn that, the dental practioner could have performed the extractions in his own office, provided the appropriate measures were taken, including regulation of the anticoagulants. Also the importance of postoperative instructions for the patient is stressed.