TBS168 – Removing Patient Doubts on Oral Sedation with Brian McGue


Dr. Brian McGue is the owner of McGue Dental, a practice in Chesterton, Indiana that offers General and Cosmetic dentistry services such as dental crowns, bridges, fillings, whitening, and implants. He has accumulated over 1,000 hours of dental education post-dental school. Brian was also awarded the Fellowship Award from the Academy of General Dentistry, an award handed to less than 5% of dentists in the United States, for the hours he accumulated as well as passing a rigorous written examination over all areas of dentistry.

In today’s episode, Brian shares why every practice should consider offering oral sedation to their patients. He describes why patients hesitate taking oral sedation and ways to remove patient doubts. He explains some of the benefits of oral sedation from both the dentist’s and the patient’s perspectives. Brian also discusses the certifications you need to be allowed to offer oral sedation services.

“The psychology behind sedation is not necessarily the dosage; it’s how you present that.” – Brian McGue

This week on T-Bone Speaks Dentistry Podcast:

  • How to help patients get over the fear of oral sedation.
  • The benefits of using oral sedation for both the dentist and the patient.
  • How sedation can influence your performance and the patient’s experience.
  • Changing the negative mindset around oral sedation.
  • Why offering oral sedation can bring you more patients.
  • The certifications needed to offer oral sedation and how to get them.
  • Why your team members need to know if you offer oral sedation.

Our Favorite Quotes:

  • “You’ll find, with a sedated patient, you don’t have to use much local anesthetic.” – Brian McGue
  • “One of the things we’re required to do when we’re teaching sedation is to evaluate the students.” – Brian McGue
  • “With minimal oral conscious sedation, a lot of times it’s like working on a DentoForm.” – Brian McGue

Connect with Brian McGue:

  • McGue Dental
  • Email: bmcgue702@gmail.com, stayintheboxsedation@gmail.com

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