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For Patients



Throughout the entire procedure, the patient is being monitored with:

  • EKG

  • Blood pressure

  • Heart rate

  • Temperature

  • Capnography

  • Oxygen saturation

  • Pretracheal stethoscope

Why a Dentist Anesthesiologist?


By having a specialist trained in providing anesthesia and sedation for dentistry, you have the assurance of knowing that you are being carefully monitored during sedation by someone who is solely dedicated to the sedation.  Although some procedures can be done with the doctor doing both the treatment and sedation, there are many situations where it is safest by having an anesthesiologist present as well.

The main differences between a dentist anesthesiologist, a physician anesthesiologist, and also a nurse anesthetist is that the dentist anesthesiologist is trained in both the hospital setting as well as dental outpatient setting.  This dual training allows them to handle the unique requirements presented by the dental office setting.  Also, by being a dentist, they are  familiar with the procedures that go on during the case. 

Which conditions are candidates for Sedation and Anesthesia?



  • Fear and anxiety

  • Complex medical conditions

  • Extensive treatment plans

  • Difficulty getting numb

  • Hyperactive gag reflex

  • Young children

  • Alzheimer's Disease

  • Parkinson's Disease

  • Cerebral Palsy

  • Down Syndrome

  • Autism

  • ADHD

  • Developmental challenges

  • Psychiatric disorders

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