Toddler dies after dental procedure in San Ramon

Cause of young girl's death remains under investigation

A 3-year-old girl died this weekend in San Ramon after a dental procedure, the Contra Costa County coroner's office confirmed Tuesday.

Complications arose during an unspecified dental procedure that the toddler, identified by the coroner's office as Marvelena Rady of Brentwood, was undergoing on Saturday.

San Ramon Valley Fire Protection District crews responded to a dental office in the 100 block of Deerwood Road around 10 a.m. that day based on a report that a child was not breathing, battalion chief Dan McNamara said.

Emergency crews attempted to resuscitate the girl at the scene and continued those efforts as she was transported to San Ramon Regional Medical Center, McNamara said. She was pronounced dead at the hospital.

The cause of the child's death is still under investigation, according to the coroner's office.

San Ramon police were not able to provide additional details since it is not being considered a criminal case.

-- Brett Johnson, Bay City News Service

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Posted by Greg T
a resident of Alamo
on Jul 19, 2016 at 7:00 pm

Oh what a tragedy. So sorry to hear this. My prayers and sympathy to the family.
The dentist is also in my thoughts and prayers as I'm sure this was devastating for them too. So sorry to hear, very sad.

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Posted by Sorry
a resident of Danville
on Jul 21, 2016 at 9:32 am

So sorry about this. My sympathy to the family. I'm sure there is no worse pain than living without your child.

May not be the time and place, but what kind of dental procedure would a three-year-old be going through that could be so devastating?

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