Sedation Dentistry

Our office uses advanced technology and modern techniques to ensure the highest quality dental care with minimal discomfort.

Sedation Dentistry

Our office uses advanced technology and modern techniques to ensure the highest quality dental care with minimal discomfort.

Sedation Dentistry

Dentistry is scary for some. We Understand!

Our dentists and staff at Great Hill Dental Partners hold your safety and comfort as our primary concerns. If you are an anxious patient, we will listen closely to your concerns and work with you to provide a conscious sedation option that will make your treatment much more comfortable and relaxed, while you remain safely conscious.

We understand that many patients feel anxious about dental and oral surgical procedures. Anxious patients appreciate the availability of sedation options to reduce their anxiety and enhance their comfort. At the same time, many patients express equal concern about sedation itself because they assume that being sedated for their procedure involves being unconscious for the visit. At Great Hill Dental Partners we are pleased to be able to fully address both concerns with our conscious sedation program.

Nitrous Oxide Sedation

In this technique, you breathe nitrous oxide gas mixed with oxygen through a small mask on your nose in a fail-safe system that never allows the amount of oxygen to go below a safe level. Monitoring is done throughout the procedure to ensure this remains the case. The sedation effect mostly wears off by the end of the procedure. Nevertheless it is important to have a ride home after the procedure.

Oral Conscious Sedation

In this technique, your dentist or oral surgeon would prescribe a sedative medication to be taken just prior to your visit. The specific medication chosen would be the result of a thoughtful discussion between you and your dentist or oral surgeon taking your medical history and sedation needs into account. In some cases, nitrous oxide sedation, as above, is used in combination with the oral sedation. Monitoring is maintained throughout. The sedation effect of the oral sedation medication usually lasts for some period of time after the procedure, so it is required to have a ride to and form the office with an adult escort you arrange.

Intravenous (“IV”) Sedation

In this technique used by our oral surgeons for procedures such as extractions and the removal of impacted “wisdom teeth,” your oral surgeon would administer a sedation medication intravenously through an intravenous line. We commonly use Versed (generic name midazolam). Nitrous oxide is usually used in combination. That combination allows lower doses of the intravenous medication to produce a desired sedative effect than would be possible if the intravenous medication were used alone. Using the lowest dose of a sedation medication possible to produce comfortable sedation is, in our opinion, a safety advantage. Monitoring is maintained throughout. The sedation effect from intravenous sedation usually lasts for some period of time after the visit, often as long as 24 hours and sometimes a bit more. It is required for you to have an escort, whom you have arranged, arrive with you for the appointment and take you home after a period of monitored recovery in the office. It is also very important for you to have nothing to eat or drink for at least six hours before an intravenous sedation.

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Our sedation program is based at our One Brigham Circle office in Boston, where we are able to offer convenient free parking for sedation patients and their escorts who travel to us for care. As our practice grows, it is our intention to offer sedation at our other offices as well. In the meantime, we’ll do everything we can to make your visit to One Brigham Circle easy and convenient.

At One Brigham Circle we have a facility permit for conscious sedation, up to and including moderate intravenous conscious sedation. This permit is granted by the Board of Registration in Dentistry of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts after a careful on-site inspection of an office by the Board. All of our oral surgeons and several of our dentists at One Brigham Circle hold special sedation permits from the same licensing Board. We maintain current certification in Basic Life Support (“CPR”), and our oral surgeons also maintain current certification in Advanced Cardiac Life Support. We are very careful in our technique, yet are always fully prepared even if an emergency should occur.

Local anesthesia is always used in conjunction with the sedation option chosen. The sedation lowers patient anxiety and helps the patient be more comfortable during the procedure. It is the local anesthesia that numbs the area being treated in order to eliminate pain. The local anesthesia is given after the desired sedation effect has been achieved, so anxiety about the local anesthesia injection is also accounted for.

At Great Hill Dental Partners, our goal is to provide you with the experience and quality of care that we would want for our own families.


We’re open evenings and weekends to accommodate your busy life. Call or request online.


We know oral health is directly related to your overall health and we provide the best in overall health care for our patients.


We offer a full range of general, cosmetic, and specialty services under one roof.

Insurance & Financing

We accept most dental insurances (note: at this time, we do not accept Mass. Health), as well as provide a number of easy-payment options to help make your care affordable. PLUS, since Great Hill Dental offers “one stop dentistry”, you can manage your costs through just one billing location, regardless of whatever treatment you may require.

In-Network Dental Plans

  • Delta Dental of Mass: Premier and PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield Dental Blue: Indemnity and PPO
  • Altus: All
  • Cigna: PPO
  • Aetna: PPO
  • Assurant: PPO/DHA
  • United Concordia: PPO/DHA
  • Principal: All
  • Metlife
  • Guardian
  • United Healthcare

Essential Dental Plan

Great Hill Dental accepts Essential Dental Plan which allows members to receive the dental care they need at the savings they can afford. Get instant access to significant savings on all dental services plus free exams and x-rays. Choose individual, two-individual, or family coverage and enjoy peace of mind knowing you can maintain your oral health. The Essential Dental Plan is not insurance.

Smile Now, Pay Over Time

Great Hill Dental Boston partners with Sunbit, a new way to get the treatment you need and pay over time. Sunbit offers patients a way to split their bill into monthly payments up to 72 months.

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Care Credit

Care Credit is a third-party healthcare credit card that helps finance healthcare related costs. Care Credit extends special financing options that you can’t get when using your Visa or MasterCard. Whether you use your healthcare credit card to cover your deductible, or to pay for treatments and procedures not covered by insurance, CareCredit helps make them possible today.

New Patients are Always Welcome at our Practice!

Please feel free to call us or email us if you have any questions or wish to book an appointment.

(617) 713-3701


1610 Tremont St. Boston
One Brigham Circle on the Green E Line
Boston, MA 02120

Mon: 7:30am – 7:00pm
Tues: 7:30am – 7:00pm
Wed: 7:30am – 7:00pm
Thurs: 7:30am – 7:00pm
Fri: 7:30am – 4:00pm
Sat: 8:00am – 4:00pm

Great Hill Dental Locations


1610 Tremont St.,
Boston MA, 02120


20 Holland St., Suite #400,
Somerville, MA, 02144


39 Cross St., Suite 307,
Peabody, MA, 01960


100 Grossman Dr., Suite 210,
Braintree, MA, 02184


122 Chelmsford St.,
Chelmsford, MA, 01824


188 Needham St.,
Newton, MA, 02464