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Oral Conscious Sedation

Ninety million people in the U.S. don't see a dentist because of fear.

One million other people have conquered that same fear with a safe and effective treatment called oral sedation dentistry. It's not just a trend. It's a new level of dental care.

Shawnee is one of the growing areas to have a trained sedation dentist available locally. Dr. Kiene and his team have completed a comprehensive and rigorous training program in oral sedation dentistry through the Dental Organization for Conscious Sedation (DOCS). Dr. Kiene is proud to offer the service and says, "We're honored to have the opportunity to help the people in our community with this beneficial treatment. Patients no longer have to be afraid of the dentist."

DOCS, which was founded by Drs. Michael D. Silverman and Anthony S. Feck, has successfully trained over 10,000 dental professionals in the United States and Canada.

The process for patients is simple. After a careful review of their medical history, a qualified sedation dentist will choose the appropriate medication(s) and level of sedation to best meet the patient's needs. Driven to their appointment by a companion, the patient will most likely take a single pill before arriving at the office on the day of their treatment. More medication may be given depending on the type of procedures being performed and the duration of the appointment. When treatment is complete and the patient is ready to go home, their companion drives them back and stays with them until they are fully recovered (about 4 - 10 hours). Due to the amnesic properties of many of the medications, patients have little-to-no memory of their time in the dental chair by the next day.

To learn more about sedation dentistry, call Dr. Kiene, at 913-631-5622 or visit his website at He will be happy to answer any questions and discuss oral sedation dentistry treatment with you. You can also go to the consumer website to learn more.