Poway Dentist Completes California’s Rigorous Oral Sedation Dentistry Certification
Dr. Jason Keckley is Pomerado Cosmetic Dentistry’s newly licensed practitioner of oral sedation, which will allow the practice to relieve patient anxieties during dental treatment.
Poway, CA – Dr. Jason Keckley, a Poway cosmetic dentist, has been committed to continuing education since his graduation from Midwestern University. Most recently, DOCS Education has licensed Dr. Keckley to practice oral conscious sedation dentistry and provide his patients with a more pleasant office experience.
Dr. Keckley is a valued member of the dental team at Pomerado Cosmetic Dentistry, and can now work with the 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 involves the taking of a small pill prior to a dental procedure. The medication puts the patient in a very relaxed state, so that he or she can experience a virtually pain-free dental treatment. Oral conscious sedation does not render patients unconscious; rather, it puts them in an extremely relaxed state and can ultimately relieve them of the anxieties and fears that often cause people to avoid necessary dental treatment. The patient is monitored throughout the procedure to ensure that everything is running smoothly at all times.
DOCS Education’s three-day oral sedation course teaches dentists the knowledge and skills needed to safely sedate healthy adults. This course is one of DOCS Education’s most popular offerings and covers topics including:
- The science of sedation
- Airway management
- Treatment planning
- Staff training
At the completion of the course, dentists have learned how to use mild sedatives for patients suffering from anxiety. The 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. As a San Diego cosmetic dentist, Dr. Keckley had to fulfill particularly rigorous 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.
The goal of oral sedation dentistry is to produce a more pleasant experience for both the patient and the dentist. According to Dr. 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.
At Pomerado Cosmetic Dentistry, the dentists strive to provide an experience for their patients that is free of pain and anxiety. Dr. Keckley and his fellow dentists want their Poway cosmetic dentistry patients to feel at ease visiting the office and maintain regular oral health checkups. By making regular dental appointments, the team of experienced dentists at Pomerado Cosmetic Dentistry are typically able to spot any abnormal condition early on and treat the problem before it escalates and develops into a more complicated issue.
About Jason Keckley, DDS
Dr. Jason Keckley is a graduate of San Diego State and earned his Doctorate of Dental Medicine from Midwestern University. He is a member of the Academy of General Dentistry, the American Dental Association, the San Diego County Dental Society, and other prestigious organizations. Since his early days in practice, Dr. Keckley has attended a variety of continuing education courses and has recently been licensed by DOCS Education to administer oral sedation. He is available for interview upon request.