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Cosmetic Dentists in Bethesda Highlight Several Key Benefits of Sedation Dentistry

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Dr. Deborah Klotz and Dr. Robert Schlossberg describe instances in which various sedation techniques can be advantageous for people who are apprehensive about dental care.

Bethesda, MD — The fear of dentistry, also known as dental phobia, is a serious and widespread condition that affects thousands of people in the United States alone, says Bethesda cosmetic dentist Deborah Klotz, DDS. Unfortunately, she continues, this phobia prevents many individuals from obtaining the dental health care they need, sometimes leading to the worsening of existing oral concerns and/or the development of more severe issues down the road.

At Bethesda Sedation Dentistry, Dr. Klotz and her colleague, Dr. Robert Schlossberg, offer a number of sedation dentistry methods to help patients combat any anxieties they may have about visiting the dentist, as well as to overcome certain issues that may be preventing them from receiving proper care. According to Dr. Schlossberg, sedation dentistry can often be particularly beneficial for people who:

As testament to the efficacy of sedation dentistry at their office, Drs. Klotz and Schlossberg were recently featured in Bethesda Magazine. The local publication highlighted instances in which employing techniques such as IV sedation helped the two dentists provide exceptional care for various patients, including a man who had put off professional teeth cleanings for 25 years due to a bad experience earlier in life. The article also touched on the positive experience of a woman who underwent a four-hour treatment to prepare her mouth for a permanent dental bridge designed to replace teeth she had damaged in a fall 40 years prior.

Ultimately, whether the individual has a dental phobia or simply does not feel they have time available in their busy schedule to receive the oral care they need, Dr. Schlossberg states that sedation dentistry can often be an excellent option. While the hope is that patients will eventually no longer need sedation for every treatment, adds Dr. Klotz, sedation dentistry can certainly be a great place to start.

About Deborah Klotz, DDS

A board certified sedation dentist, Dr. Klotz obtained her DDS with honors from the University of Maryland and received additional training from the Misch Institute, Implant Seminars Continuum, and Dawson Academy. She has earned a fellowship with the International Congress of Oral Implantology, and she is a member of several esteemed dental organizations, including the Academy of General Dentistry and the American Dental Society for Anesthesiology.

About Robert Schlossberg, DDS

After obtaining a degree in emergency medicine, Dr. Schlossberg earned his DDS from the University of Maryland and went on to complete post-graduate training at both Dawson Academy and the Misch Institute. He is a board certified sedation dentist, as well as a member of such prestigious dental organizations as the Academy of General Dentistry, the International Congress of Oral Implantologists, and the American Dental Society for Anesthesiology.

Dr. Klotz and Dr. Schlossberg are both available for interview upon request.

For more information, visit bethesdasedationdentistry.com.


Bethesda Sedation Dentistry
10401 Old Georgetown Road, Ste 200
Bethesda, MD 20814
(301) 530-2434

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