Sedation dentistry is used to provide a relaxing and anxiety-free experience for certain people receiving dental treatment. It enables individuals too afraid to go to the dentist to receive the dental care they need while avoiding the common apprehension known as dental phobia.
According to to the Dental Organization for Conscious Sedation (DOCS Education), a professional dental organization dedicated to ensuring that patients receive safe, comfortable and anxiety-free dental care, 30 percent of the population avoids the dentist due to fear. This all-too-common "dental phobia" prevents people from receiving necessary routine dental care, potentially compromising the health and functionality of their mouth and smile.
Clinical Trials in Santa Monica
Ava MD’s newly expanded facilities in Santa Monica are home to Phase II through Phase IV clinical research trials. These trials are invaluable in helping to prove the safety and effectiveness of new products and devices, and Dr. Ava is happy to take part in the development of these new cosmetic and dermatologic therapies. Studies are ongoing throughout the year, and patients can see about enrollment at any time.