Hospital & General Anesthesia
We always prefer to complete dental procedures in the least invasive manner possible. Most children are able to complete treatment with nitrous oxide and local anesthetic, but some patients require general anesthesia. These patients are typically either very young, have special needs, or have extreme dental anxiety.
We offer outpatient hospital general anesthesia at Minnesota Children’s Hospital in St. Paul, Minneapolis and Minnetonka.We also offer in-office general anesthesia administered by a dental anesthesiologist in our dental office. If your child requires general anesthesia to complete dental treatment, the dentist will discuss your options with you, and our staff will help you schedule and coordinate the procedure.
A deposit will be required prior to scheduling the procedure, and it will be applied to your balance. To find out more about our anesthesia services, you can call us and ask to speak with our Hospital Coordinator.
Dr. Heather Robinson is a graduate of the Loma Linda University Dental Anesthesiology Program, a two year post-doctorate residency in dental and medical anesthesiology. During this time, Dr. Robinson received extensive training in the Loma Linda University Medical Center, Riverside County Regional Medical Center, and Loma Linda Veterans Administration Hospital, providing anesthesia services in an operatory room setting. Her training has also involved providing anesthesia services for the children and special needs patients of the Special Care Dentistry Clinic at the Loma Linda University School of Dentistry. Dr. Robinson has provided care for patients as young as 12 months, and has experience working with anxious parents and care providers who naturally come to the clinic with many questions and concerns. During her residency program, Dr. Robinson provided anesthesia services for over 1,300 patients.