About Anesthesia & Pain Management
Different options exist for anesthesia including: Local anesthesia with or without Nitrous Oxide and Deep IV Sedation.
The recommended anesthesia depends of patient preference and the procedure to be done. The decision is usually made between you as the patient and Dr. Zech.
Dr Zech spent time in Anesthesia Service at the University of Michigan as part of his OMFS training. He also worked as an anesthetist at the Rainier School for the disabled in Buckley, WA. Dr. Zech is certified in Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) and is a member of the American Association of Dental Anesthesiology. He has a Washington State Class 3 Anesthesia Permit allowing in-office Deep IV Sedation. Full appropriate monitoring is used and the staff is trained in OMSF assisting. Our staff is also ACLS certified.