Sedation Dentistry in Northeast Florida
Total relaxation. Not something that most people think about when visiting a dentist but it can be. Dr. Michael McClure and his team are experts in calming fears and anxieties associated with dental procedures. They are trained in several different procedures used to ensure an anxious free experience. From “laughing gas” to taking a “chill pill” to conscious IV sedation all options are available under one roof. Rest assured you’ll be in great hands as Dr. McClure is one of only a handful of doctors nationwide to earn a prestigious Mastership in the American Dental Society of Anesthesiology’s College of Sedation.
What is required of a Dentist Seeking a Mastership in the College of Sedation?
From the American Dental Society of Anesthesiology Website (www.adsahome.org):
In order to become a MASTER of the College of Sedation in Dentistry an individual must:
- Successful completion of an approved course of study in parenteral dental sedation, as described in the American Dental Association’s Guidelines for Teaching the Comprehensive Control of Anxiety And Pain In Dentistry or Teaching the Comprehensive Control of Anxiety and Pain in a Continuing Education Program. Dr. McClure and his team received training in IV sedation dentistry from the Medical College of Georgia and were certified in 2011.
- Documentation that the candidate has successfully completed forty (40) hours of approved, continuing education in dental sedation and/or dental anesthesiology, and has successfully completed a course in Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) or its equivalent. Dr. McClure and his team completed over 120 hours of continuing education.
- Successfully complete the MASTER Examination for Sedation in Dentistry of the American Dental Society of Anesthesiology.
- Become a member of the American Dental Society of Anesthesiology.
In addition, in order to maintain the status of Master of the College of Sedation in Dentistry the individual shall be required to document that he/she has successfully completed fifteen (15) hours of approved, continuing education in dental sedation and/or dental anesthesiology every two (2) years in addition to successfully completing training in Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) or its equivalent every two (2) years.
Why Did Dr. McClure Seek a Mastership in the College of Sedation?
Dr. McClure is committed to providing a comfortable and soothing experience to every patient. Whether you suffer from dental anxiety or back and neck pain that makes long visits in the dental chair difficult, you can relax knowing you will receive the important dental care you need with a highly educated and qualified dental professional. Dr. McClure's recognition of achievement as a Master in the College of Sedation reflects a lifelong commitment to education, pursuit of knowledge, a resolve to continually improve upon his professional skills, and service to others through quality care. For more than 13 years, Dr. McClure has committed himself to raising the bar in dentistry and serves as an example to peers and patients alike.
**Call today to reserve your FREE sedation consultation with Orange Park dentist Dr. Michael T McClure. Our dental office is conveniently located on Kingsley Ave. Don’t delay, Call today (904)269-1419.