For many Americans, going to the dentist is a frightful event, even though dentistry has changed so much in the past years. Unfortunately, this is not enough for over 100 million people who avoid the dentist due to fear. Dr. Wilcox has provided sedation dentistry for many years with his hospital training background in general anesthesia.
We routinely provide oral sedation in our office successfully for patients who are apprehensive about dental care as do the other outstanding providers on this site. I want to share a testimonial from a patient. He literally had to be sedated to walk in the office for his first visit/consultation. Hopefully this will give hope to skeptical patients that they can overcome the fear that is preventing them from having the smile and or oral health they desire and need.
"Thank your entire staff for negating my dental phobia. Special thanks for the empathy and caring regarding my fear to Kimberly. You were fantastic. If any new fears ever present themselves, I want you at my side. This does not diminish the efforts of the best Dentist I know however, I was sleeping during most of his abilities. 50 YEARS OF FEAR ARE GONE. Thank you all." Jerry W.
Dr. Wilcox was recently re-certified by the Arizona State Board of Dental Examiners for a section 1303 Oral Conscious sedation permit. This involves a comprehensive site visit by two examiners to inspect our facility, equipment, records, drugs, emergency preparedness and sedation procedures. It also included an in depth oral interview with Dr. Wilcox to test his competency in dental sedation techniques and handling possible emergency procedures.
If you, a friend ore loved one is avoiding needed dental care, please know there is an outstanding alternative available. Call our office if we can provide you with any information regarding sedation dentistry.
Have a great day!
Dr. Donald Wilcox