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David E. Rogers, DDS

Dentist Anesthesiologist

Dr. Rogers is a Southern California native. He completed his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree (DDS) at Loma Linda University School of Dentistry in 1999. He continued his post-graduate residency in dental anesthesiology at Loma Linda University Medical Center. 
Dr. Rogers has been in private practice since 2001. Dr. Rogers is committed to quality care of his sedation patients before, during, and after their dental procedure. Patients can expect Dr. Rogers' thorough review of their health history and an opportunity to have any questions answered prior to their scheduled appointment during his pre-procedure consultation. 
Dr. Rogers is a Fellow of the ASDA and ADSA and a Diplomat of the NDBA. He enjoys spending time with his family, golfing, camping, and cooking. 


What Is A Dentist Anesthesiologist

A dentist anesthesiologist is a dentist who is trained extensively in the specialized field of anesthesia. Training consists of a multi-year general anesthesia residency that involves care provided in a hospital operating room, outpatient surgery center, and private practice environment. Clinical training includes rotations in emergency medicine, internal medicine, cardiology, acute and chronic pain management, and many other fields. The dentist anesthesiologist comes to your office equipped with an advanced computer-controlled monitor, pulse oximeter, precordial stethoscope, electro-cardiograph, blood pressure monitor, oxygen, all necessary medications, and even a portable defibrillator (for cardiac emergencies). The dentist anesthesiologist uses anesthetics, which are administered intravenously and can be titrated for different levels of general anesthesia/sedation. The patient is continuously monitored during dental procedures and recovery by the dentist anesthesiologist.

Which Patients Can Benefit From The Use Of Anesthesia

Children: It is common for children to be afraid of dental procedures. They are often uncooperative, making treatment difficult. Anesthesia allows for lengthy or multiple procedures to be completed by the dentist in one visit. Children will not recall the actual procedure after anesthesia. This results in a child that is less apprehensive towards future treatment.

Physically/medically compromised patients: Patients who have high blood pressure, heart disease, asthma, TMJ, Downs syndrome, cerebral palsy, seizure disorders, or mental retardation can benefit from the use of sedation or general anesthesia to complete dental procedures. The dentist anesthesiologist is trained to deal with the specific needs of these patients. Others who may benefit are patients with gagging problems, patients with a history of problems with local anesthetics, patients with time constraints (multiple procedures can be completed in less time when patients are sedated or under general anesthesia), and patients with low pain thresholds.

Anxious patients: Many patients avoid having procedures done because their level of anxiety is too high. Offering these patients anesthesia in your dental office can decrease their anxiety. Sedation or general anesthesia relaxes the patient and permits the dentist to provide the necessary care allowing for the highest quality treatment. Many patients may not recall the actual procedure.

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