Patient Reviews

Why Choose Sedation Dentistry?

  Reduce Anxiety

Enjoy visiting the dentist again! Treatments seem to take only minutes to complete.

  Save Money

Longer single appointments
 and decreased need for costly anesthesia saves you money.

  Save Time

Many previously time-consuming procedures can now be completed in one appointment.


What is Sedation Dentistry?

Dr. Scott Studerus is one of a limited number of general dentists that offer IV sedation and can complete most or all of your dentistry, including CEREC® single visit crowns, while you are sedated.

Oral sedation dentistry is now the most common technique used in the United States to quell patient fears. It makes use of a prescription medication that induces a drowsy, relaxed feeling. We administer this medication orally (no needles!)

Intravenous or IV sedation is offered to the anxious, the fearful or the very young patient. It is a management technique that uses medications to assist the patient to cope with fear and anxiety. IV sedation is both safe and effective when administered by our trained professionals.

Due to the relaxing effects of the medication, patients must have a friend or family member bring them to the dental office and return them home.

Two Convenient Locations

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In Belfair

131 NE Roy Boad Road, Suite CBelfair, WA 98528
Mon 8:00am - 5:00pm
Tue 8:00am - 5:00pm
Wed 8:00am - 4:00pm
Thu 8:00am - 5:00pm
Fri 8:00am - 2:00pm

In Gig Harbor

5122 Olympic Drive NWGig Harbor, WA 98335
Mon 8:00am - 5:00pm
Tue 7:30am - 4:00pm
Wed 7:30am - 4:00pm
Thu Closed
Fri Closed