Our practice concentrates on patients who have dental phobia or anxiety about coming to the dentist. Dr. Starkey uses IV sedation also known as twilight sleep, parenteral sedation, conscious sedation, and moderate sedation. This makes the visit calm comfortable relaxing and easy for the dental patient. We follow a stress reduction protocol so that the patient is a bit relaxed by the time they seat themselves in the dental chair. Dr. Starkey provides sedation dentistry because he is like many of his patients. He does not like going to the dentist either. When he was a kid he dreaded going to the dentist, the shots hurt, he didn't like being numb, and didn't like when sometimes being numb and the dentist drill still hurt! we cannot think of much more scary thing for little kids and as adults this phobia is hard to get over. The thing is dental work is not an every day occurrence. You do not need to buck up and tough it out anymore. You do not have to suffer through a dental treatment. With today's modern medicine you can enjoy a calm relaxing seemingly brief visit to the dentist with twilight sleep. And when dentistry is stressful for the patient it is also stressful for the doctor. It is better for the patient if the doctor can work stress free:).
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Like many of his patients I dreaded going to the dentist when I was a kid. I would look at the calendar and see the weeks too quickly come to the appointment day.
I hated the shots because they hurt. I hated the smell of the office, I hated having to wait in the dental chair for the dentist to show up, I hated being numb, , I hated being numb and then still feeling the pain of the dentist drill. In my generation there wasn't much more traumatic than having to go to the dentist. It did not help that I had an affection for all things sweet: pop and candy.
The Care Philosophy/mission of our practice is this: To provide the patient with a safe comfortable relaxing affordable dental visit where a two hour visit seems like five minutes. Our goal is to take the dread out of going to the dentist and make the experience pleasant.
With today's modern anesthesia medications and techniques a visit to our dental practice can be easy and in fact feel wonderful.
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No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.
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Healthgrades collects sanction history from all 50 U.S. states. Physicians with a disciplinary action in one state may move to another state where they have a clean record. Since Healthgrades painstakingly compiles disciplinary action information from all 50 states, Healthgrades website will show if a physician has a disciplinary action in more than one state.
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No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.
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Types of non-disciplinary actions include an advisory letter, a corrective action agreement, a limitation or restriction on the medical or healthcare tasks a doctor can perform, or a voluntary agreement by the doctor not to practice. A board action can also include a termination of a corrective action agreement or voluntary agreement, which allows the doctor to return to full practice.
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Healthgrades reports non-disciplinary board action history from for the previous five years, except when a doctor's license has been revoked or surrendered. Healthgrades displays all actions for doctors whose licenses have been revoked or surrendered.
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Healthgrades collects non-disciplinary board actions from all 50 U.S. states.
University Of Wyoming, Laramie Wyoming Bs Chemical Engineering
Undergraduate School | Graduated 1976
Creighton University School Of Dentistry
Medical School | Graduated 1981
Bachelors Of Science In Chemical Engineering, Uinversity Of Wyoming, Laramie, Wyoming
Other Education | Completed 1976
Master In The College Of Conscious Sedation, American Dental Society Of Anesthesiology 199
Other Education | Completed 1999
Multiple Courses In Dental Implant Therapy Member Of American Academy Of Implant Dentistry
Other Education | Completed 2014
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Awards & Honors
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Awards & Recognition
What is a recognized doctor?
Healthgrades Recognized Doctor designation identifies leading doctors who:
Are board certified.
Have not had their license surrendered or revoked since Healthgrades started collecting data in 2000.
Have no malpractice judgments, adverse arbitration awards, or monetary settlements for the last five years in the states in which Healthgrades can collect malpractice data.
Are free of state or federal disciplinary actions (sanctions) for the last five years.
Healthgrades updates the Recognized Doctor list quarterly based on board certification data. Healthgrades also receives sanction and malpractice data throughout the year, depending on how frequently the state medical boards release updates.
We remove a newly sanctioned doctor from the Recognized Doctor list as soon as we receive the information. However, it is important to note that malpractice information is publically available in only 14 states.
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Dr. Starkey Says:
I appreciate the feed back we get from our patients. Because our practice is small and personal, patients are pretty comfortable telling me directly how they feel about their treatment both good and bad. I prefer that to an internet broadcast:). We are not a bureaucratic practice.
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