I have used IV Sedation, and other sedation techniques, for 35 years, with varying degree of success.
While IV Sedation has been my preference, I had not found a reliable practitioner who I felt shared the same treatment philosophy that I had.
I became reacquainted with Dr Minoo Vellani 2 years ago, and it has completely changed my view on the use of sedation – particularly for complex implant surgery. Previously, I had only considered sedation as a means to treat patients with dental phobia(s) who otherwise would not go ahead with treatment. What I have learnt from working with Minoo is that when done properly, IV Sedation opens up a whole new world of managing a complex case.
The major differences I have found (as compared with local anaesthetic only cases and IV Sedation provided by other practitioners) include:
As recently as this week we did a full arch implant case on a patient who had a lifelong phobia about dental treatment, and a history of heavy recreational drug use. This made both the sedation and surgery quite challenging. As a team we managed to get through the case with Minoo’s expert management. The next day the patient reported that this was literally a life-changing experience for him as he could not believe that a major dental treatment could be so easy. Incredibly, the patient did not need to take any analgesics at all!
I can honestly say that working with Dr Vellani has categorically changed my approach to complex dental treatment.
Dr Glenn Willey