Sedation Dentistry
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Sedation Dentistry – Sleep Dentist

Serving the San Francisco, Oakland, and surrounding Bay Area

Have You Put Off Going To The Dentist For Too Long? Now There Is A Solution: Sedation Dentistry.

Imagine walking into the dentist’s office, being completely relaxed and comfortable in the dental chair with a warm blanket, feeling so drowsy that you can barely keep your eyes open, and feeling confident that when the sedative medication wears off, you will have completed your treatment in complete comfort–and you won’t really remember much–if anything–of your appointment.

If you have been avoiding the dentist because you are afraid, “Sedation Dentistry” may be the solution you have been looking for. Learn more about Sedation Dentistry!


You may have avoided the dentist for some very legitimate reasons:

Sedation Dentistry with I.V. Sedation or with Oral Sedation (a pill) is enormously helpful for patients like you.

    • Sedatives make you completely relaxed and comfortable.
    • Sedatives allow you to have a lot of work completed in one visit.
    • Sedatives enhance the effects of the numbing medications  so that we can successfully numb your teeth. We numb your  teeth completely after we sedate you so you won’t feel anything, even under sedation.
    • Sedatives are safe when administered by a properly trained,  licensed, and experienced professional.
    • Sedatives eliminate your gag response.
    • Sedatives have the benefit of amnesia–you will remember little  to nothing of your appointment.
    • Sedatives allow you to be unaware of, or to be indifferent to,  the sounds and smells at the dentist.


Patients like you tell us about their experiences with us.

  • Best dental experience ever! Sweet staff, high-tech equipment, very personalized and comfortable visit. Finally, a dentist I don’t dread coming back to!

    - Michelle C, Best dental experience yet, even with 2 cavities!
  • Anyone that has ever experienced fear about going to the dentist needs to see Dr Bernstein and his staff. You will no longer have any fear and cheerfully look forward to your next visit.

    - Sharon S, Dr Bernstein and his staff really care about you.
  • For those of you who are afraid of the dentist… Josh Bernstein has superb technique and knows the key to pain management. My experience at his office has changed the way I feel about dentistry. Honestly, I’ve had more painful manicures!

    - D. Parker,
  • Josh Bernstein is one of the best dentists in the country and I am proud to have him on our clinical instructor faculty at LVI.

    - Dr. Bill Dickerson, Founder and Director, Las Vegas Institute for Advanced Dental Studies