Periodontist and Dental Implant Specialist

While no dental procedure is 100% comfortable, we go to great lengths to minimize any discomfort you might feel.  Many of our patients make statements like, "This wasn't even painful.  How did you do that?"  The following are some of the latest techniques we use to provide you with as comfortable an experience as possible:

Pre-medication

Patient comfort is one of the most important aspects of care. Different patients have different needs for pain and anxiety control medication. Depending upon the procedure and your wishes, there are many medications we can prescribe.

Patients with certain medical conditions (e.g. valvular heart conditions and artificial joints) may be asked to pre-medicate with antibiotics prior to treatment. We do this with your safety in mind. Please inform us if you have a condition that might require pre-medication.

Injections of Anesthesia

In the past, injections of dental anesthesia by others may have been uncomfortable. We recognize this and take extra care when preparing a patient for anesthetic. We use a topical anesthetic on your gums first to desensitize them and then administer the injection very slowly and precisely to reduce the burning sensation that can be experienced. These techniques ensure our patients have minimal, if any, discomfort during this portion of care.

Sedation

For those patients who would feel more comfortable with sedation, we offer nitrous oxide to help you relax during your treatment.

We also offer closely monitored conscious IV sedation. Just enough sedation is administered to allow you to be completely relaxed while still being aware of your surroundings. Afterwards, you will not remember your dental treatment.

Your comfort is one of our primary concerns. If you have any questions about anesthesia or sedation, please do not hesitate to discuss these with us.

Patient Safety

We adhere to the highest professional standards of cleanliness, sterilization, and radiation control. Our staff regularly attend safety seminars and are knowledgeable on the latest techniques.  All our staff are Basic Life Support (BLS) certified. Additionally, Dr. Hollander is ACLS certified (Advanced Cardiac Life Support).


Brian N. Hollander, DDS, MS
Diplomate, American Board of Periodontology
1615 Hill Road, Suite 4, Novato, CA 94947
Tel: (415) 898-6660 • Get DirectionsContact Us

A key to dental implant safety and success is advanced radiography. A CT scan we can be sure that every precaution has been taken.

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Dr. Hollander is a periodontist in Novato, CA who specializes in dental implants and in treating periodontal disease.
He also services the surrounding areas of San Francisco, San Raphael and San Anselmo.
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