Sedation Dentistry

Let us know that you are very interested in receiving anesthesia services for your upcoming appointment.

You may be the ideal sedation dentistry candidate if you:

  • Suffer from dental phobia due to previous bad experiences or trauma
  • Feel anxious or nervous at the thought of dental services
  • Dislike the sights, smells, or sounds of medical/dental offices
  • Have a fear or dislike of needles or dental instruments

Anesthesia is tailored to each and every patient with safety and comfort in mind. A complete compliment of emergency medication management is readily available during the anesthetic experience along with the knowledge and expertise to utilize this if the situation arises.

If you have any questions or comments please feel free to contact Dr. Yancey using the Quick Contact button on the right sidebar or by email at mountaindentalanesthesia@gmail.com

Anesthesia during dentistry may be necessary for a variety of reasons. Dental phobic patients, patients with special needs, or pediatric patients unable to cooperate for dental procedures may require anesthesia services. General Anesthesia in the dental office may provide the most ideal scenario for everybody involved to provide comprehensive dental treatment in a very safe environment.

In some instances general anesthesia may not be the ideal scenario. The reasons for this may include a severely medically compromised patient or patient preference. In scenarios such as this a moderate or conscious sedation may be the best option. In this scenario an IV will be placed and anti-anxiety medications are given to take the edge off while still maintaining consciousness.

This will be determined through consultation with both the patient and the operating dentist/surgeon. Dr. Yancey will be in contact with all of the patients prior to the treatment taking place in order to determine which level of anesthesia is right. A time to answer any questions that the patients or caregivers might have will be provided to everybody.

During all anesthetic procedures, Dr. Yancey utilizes only state-of-the-art, hospital-grade monitoring equipment including pulse oximetry, EKG, capnography, anesthetic gas analysis, Bluetooth pre-tracheal stethoscopes, video laryngoscopy and electronic non-invasive blood pressure monitoring. Dr. Yancey is in constant attendance from the time you arrive, until you leave following your surgery, monitoring your every vital statistic from start to finish. Dr. Yancey is certified and fully equipped and trained to handle full emergency codes, including all advanced cardiac life support (ACLS) and pediatric advanced life support (PALS) protocols.

Meet Dr Yancey

Dr Yancey


Licensed in Utah and Colorado

Dr. Russell Yancey has been a practicing dentist and anesthesia provider since 2011. He is a highly trained Dentist Anesthesiologist and provides an array of comprehensive services and procedures within the field.

2007 – BS Exercise Science – Brigham Young University

2011 – DDS Indiana University School of Dentistry (Class President 4 years)

2011-2016 – Dentist in the United States Air Force (Las Vegas, Tokyo, Tucson) – Moderate sedation provider

2016-2019 – Dental Anesthesiology Resident at NYU Langone Hospital – Brooklyn (Chief Resident 2017-2019)

Certified in:

  • Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS)
  • Pediatric Advanced Life Suport (PALS)
  • Basic Life Support (BLS)