New clinic offers special needs dentistry

By James Dehaven View Staff Writer
July 8, 2013
Las Vegas Review-Journal

 

Dental patients with autism, Down syndrome and high dental anxiety have a new home.

Sedation Dental Surgical Center, the first full-sedation clinic of its kind in Nevada, opened its doors in North Las Vegas last month.

The clinic — home to 10 employees, including two full-time dentists, anesthesiologists and nurses — put under its first patient June 17, though it was far from Dr. Steven Delisle’s first operation.

The 32-year-old dentist-anesthesiologist did his medical residency in Loma Linda, Calif., and has lived in Southern Nevada since 2009, when he first recognized the niche for a special needs dentistry practice in Las Vegas.

Delisle has started four dental clinics since then, though only the recently opened North Las Vegas location offers special needs patients the full range of possible sedation options — from gas to full anesthesia.

New clinic offers special needs dentistry

By James Dehaven View Staff Writer
July 8, 2013
Las Vegas Review-Journal

 

Dental patients with autism, Down syndrome and high dental anxiety have a new home.

Sedation Dental Surgical Center, the first full-sedation clinic of its kind in Nevada, opened its doors in North Las Vegas last month.

The clinic — home to 10 employees, including two full-time dentists, anesthesiologists and nurses — put under its first patient June 17, though it was far from Dr. Steven Delisle’s first operation.

The 32-year-old dentist-anesthesiologist did his medical residency in Loma Linda, Calif., and has lived in Southern Nevada since 2009, when he first recognized the niche for a special needs dentistry practice in Las Vegas.

Delisle has started four dental clinics since then, though only the recently opened North Las Vegas location offers special needs patients the full range of possible sedation options — from gas to full anesthesia.