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You can call Mary or Melissa for free consultation: 402.397.7827
Email Phone 402.926.4848 Text 402.740.9235


Call us at 402.926.4848 for your next cleaning and check up
Or text Message Dr. Starkey now to discuss your health problems 402.740.9235

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      Master, College of Conscious Sedation American Dental Society of Anesthesiology           


Advanced Systemic Health Care through the Mouth

All your dental treatment needs met in one location

Michael A. Starkey, DDS MS and The Team

Benefits of our Sedation Dental Center
Dental Implants, bone grafting, teeth in a day, mini implants, dentures

Star Sedation Dentistry   

Specializing in Total Dentistry

                     With Advanced Infusion Therapy                   To Rejuvenate the Mind & Body




To make sure your  visit is comfortable and enjoyable and calm we must plan for it:

We must evaluate the general health of the patient which  is described as

American Society of Anesthesiology classification  1,2,3 or 4

In our practice we treat only adult  ASA I and II patients. Which is pretty healthy.  Hospital dentistry or specialty treatment is required for patients with severe health issues.

A review of patient medications and contra indications.

There is as you know increase in Americans taking narcotic medications and other drugs for the purpose of self medication or they are under physician care. We  are not here to judge but we need to know if you are taking narcotics or street drugs in order to take care of you properly. Some medications we use can interact with narcotics and act as a reversal agent and this causes agitation in the patient which is not a very pleasant experience.

We review Respiratory status.

eg, oxygen up take percent

respiratory rate, sleep apnea,

gag reflex, restricted airway bronchitis, copd, etc.

Allergies of the patient is critical

Cardiovascular status

neuro/muscular condition

Renal (kidney) and endocrine system

Glaucoma/ sight


Altered Mental Status

Psychological issues that could compromise dental work or doctor patient relationship.

Phase I Treatment/Evaluation is to make sure we can safely and successfullyi treat you in our practice or do we need to have you see a specialist or other type of care

Do you have problems getting numb?

Do you have a strong gag reflex?

Can you breath through your nose?

Can you be laid back in a dental chair?

Is there any other problems we should know about in order to properly take care of you?

Is it possible to treat in the practice or is a referral necessary or does patient need to be transferred to Emergency Room at Methodist?