IV sedation dentistry is also referred to as sleep dentistry, and in Queensland is only carried out by an accredited sedation dentists. Dr Doan is an accredited sedationist with 10+ years of professional experience in this area. He makes sure that you have a pleasant experience!


If you have a dental phobia, or anxiety you would benefit from sedation dentistry either with IV sedation or gas sedation.

IV sedation has the following effects:

  •  reduces any anxiety and helping you feel relaxed
  • makes you feel sleepy
  • makes you unaware of the dental procedure
  • results in partial or total loss of memory of the procedure.

How Sedation Works

Armed with safe and proven techniques, dental patients will receive sedative medications which work rapidly to create a relaxed state that is maintained and monitored throughout treatment. Beyond creating an optimal environment for the patient, IV Sedation dentistry also allows us to complete multiple procedures in one appointment.

An IV sedation is begun by the sedationist administering all medications for relaxation to enter your body. The patient will not remember or be aware of any procedures or especially "getting numb." Complex dental treatments that often require multiple appointments can often be done in as little as one or two! All while you relax. You breathe on your own. This is not like the hospital anesthesia where a machine breathes for you.

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