If you are anxious about visiting the dentist, you are not alone. Many people suffer anxiety from potentially uncomfortable procedures. Dr. Mandanas understands that it occasionally takes more than nitrous (laughing gas) or local anesthesia, therefore our office now offers the option of having monitored anesthesia care for your procedure.

We are extremely fortunate to have found Sheila Jensen, a certified registered nurse anesthetist (CRNA), to help us with patients that require something more than local anesthetics. Sheila has practiced anesthesia for almost twenty years in hospital and surgery centers, providing all types of anesthesia for all types of surgery.

Monitored anesthesia care administered by a separate provider allows Dr. Mandanas to give her FULL attention to the procedure while Sheila assures that YOU are safe and comfortable!

Your sedation will begin once a small IV has been painlessly inserted. Medication to help you relax and relive pain will be administered by a pump that will measure exactly the amount of medication you require. Sheila will monitor your blood pressure, heart rate and rhythm, and oxygen saturation continuously throughout your procedure and for a short time after Dr. Mandanas is finished, to be sure it is safe for you to leave our care.

Sheila’s company, Anesthesia Relief Staffing will bill your medical insurance separately from Dr. Mandanas’ billing. Please call us with any questions @907-276-5522