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Dr. Robert Stanley Introduces IV Sedation To Stanley Dentistry Patients

Dr. Robert Stanley Introduces IV Sedation To Stanley Dentistry Patients

Dr. Robert Stanley recently completed a two-week Intravenous (IV) Sedation course provided by the American Society for the Advancement of Anesthesia & Sedation in Dentistry (ASAASD). The comprehensive course was conducted at St. Joseph’s Medical Center in Paterson, New Jersey in conjunction with Seton Hall University School of Graduate Medical Education. The course exceeds the “Guidelines for Teaching the Comprehensive Control of Pain and Anxiety in Dentistry,” as stated in Part 3 of the American Dental Association (ADA) Council on Education.

This unique course is only one of three offered in the entire United States. The training consisted of both didactic and clinical work. Course topics included safety, pharmacology, proper patient selection, management of emergencies, starting and managing anesthesia. The history of anesthesia lecture revealed an interesting historical fact. The “Father of Surgical Anesthesia” was a dentist. Horace Wells used Nitrous Oxide in 1844 to manage anxiety in his patients.

Distinguished Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery (OMFS) chairman Dr. Hillel Ephros proctored the course and worked closely with the anesthesia department to provide the participants a diverse anesthesia perspective. Doctors participated in the anesthesia of cases ranging from Mandibular Resection, Wisdom tooth extractions, Port-a-Cath placement, Inguinal Hernia Repair, Esophagogastroduodenoscopy (EGD) and Colonoscopy, Orthoscopic Knee Surgery and Total Hip Replacement. The diversity of these cases helped the doctors solidify their understanding of the systemic effects of IV Sedation as well as its limitations and risks. Dental anxiety, dental fear, and dental phobias prevent many people from seeking the care they need and want. Stanley Dentistry has been successfully providing Oral Conscience Sedation for six years. However, for some patient’s, there are times that Oral Conscience Sedation is not the best solution for them.

“The addition of IV Sedation will complement Oral Conscience Sedation for dental treatment,” said Dr. Robert Stanley. “Stanley Dentistry will be better able to meet a wider range of patient’s fears and dental needs. We look forward to being able to offer both Conscience Oral Sedation and IV Sedation to our guests.”

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