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Coronado’s Dr. Keckley Offers Oral Conscience Sedation

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Posted: Tuesday, March 28, 2017 10:06 am

Dr. Jason Keckley became licensed in 2013 to deliver oral conscious sedation techniques and has just renewed his license with the state of California in 2017. This distinction makes Keckley one of only 1 percent of dentists in the nation who are qualified to administer conscious sedation dentistry.

Keckley is a graduate of San Diego State and earned his Doctorate of Dental Medicine from Midwestern University and is committed to continuing his education. He has attended a variety of continuing education courses and is licensed by the Dental Organization for Conscious Sedation (DOCS) Education to administer oral sedation. The DOCS has rigorous standards for licensing and relicensing. Courses are taught by a faculty of currently practicing doctors that use case studies, protocol review, lecture, and discussion in order to teach oral conscious sedation for healthy adults. Keckley had to fulfill the requirements to be licensed for oral sedation, as the state of California requires 25 board-approved course hours and a supervised live adult patient case to be certified. DOCS Education has re-licensed Keckley to practice oral conscious sedation dentistry and provide his patients with a more pleasant office experience.

Keckley can continue to work with his practice’s patients to alleviate their anxiety about dental procedures. According to DOCS Education, an estimated 30 percent of patients are fearful of the dentist, and with oral sedation, these patients can be more comfortable at the office while maintaining their oral health.

Oral conscious sedation is one of many sedation dentistry techniques available at Coronado Classic Dentistry to help patients overcome their fears. By taking a small pill before a procedure, the patient can experience their treatment in a state of deep relaxation. Oral conscious sedation does not put the patient in a deep sleep; the patient will be able to communicate with dental professionals during treatment. The patient is in such a tranquil state that it is common to have no memory of the procedure taking place once it’s finished. The patient is monitored throughout the procedure to ensure that everything is running smoothly at all times.

The goal of oral sedation dentistry is to produce a more pleasant experience for both the patient and the dentist. According to Keckley, when a patient is more relaxed during dental procedures, it is easier for dentists to perform their tasks, yielding improved results for the patients.

Keckley wants patients to feel at ease visiting the office and maintain regular oral health checkups. By making regular dental appointments he is typically able to spot any abnormal condition early on and treat the problem before it escalates and develops into a more complicated issue.

Keckley is a member of the Academy of General Dentistry, the American Dental Association, the San Diego County Dental Society, and other prestigious organizations. He is also certified in Dental Advanced Life Support and Advanced Cardiac Life Support.

Call 619-435-9191 or email if you have any questions, would like an appointment, or would like a consultation to see if you’re a candidate for oral conscience sedation. Coronado Classic Dentistry office is located at 1315 Ynez Place.

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