SOURCE: Spearmint Dental

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January 31, 2015 20:29 ET

Edmonton Dentist Now Offering Wisdom Tooth Extraction, IV Sedation

EDMONTON, AB--(Marketwired - January 31, 2015) - Dr. Sean Bhasin, owner of Spearmint Dental, is now offering wisdom tooth extraction and IV sedation to expand his comprehensive dental services.

Dr. Bhasin, a premier dental implant dentist, recently became certified to provide IV sedation, a service that can be used for patients who need oral surgery -- like wisdom tooth extraction or dental implants -- or for those who have anxiety about the dentist.

With IV sedation, patients can complete multiple treatments in just one visit and never have to face the sights, sounds and smells of the dental procedure. IV sedation also is ideal for patients with a bad gag reflex; those who have troubled getting numb; or those with sensitive teeth.

Dr. Bhasin operates two dental practices that serve the communities of Edmonton, Rutherford, Callaghan and Allard. Spearmint Dental is one of the few offices in the Edmonton area with oral health professionals certified in IV sedation and oral surgery treatments like wisdom tooth extraction.

"We see patients daily who have avoided the dentist for years -- even decades -- out of fear," Dr. Bhasin said. "IV sedation helps anxious patients get in a relaxed state so the procedure can be performed comfortably."

Spearmint Dental's quality staff offers a multitude of services and treatments, including preventative care, crowns, affordable dental implants, All on Four dental implants, mini implants, bridges, dentures, restorations, teeth whitening, root canals, sedation dentistry, endodontics, dental appliance sleep apnea treatment, cosmetic dentistry veneers and Invisalign.

Dr. Bhasin holds a bachelor's degree from Wayne State University in Detroit and a master's degree from the School of Dentistry at the University of Detroit Mercy. He has practiced dentistry since 1998. Before he bought his first private practice in Michigan in 2002, Dr. Bhasin completed his residency in the United States Air Force, where he earned an honorable discharge.

Dr. Bhasin moved to Edmonton in 2009, and in 2011, he completed his 500 hours of continuing education and passed a rigorous examination to earn the honor of Fellowship from the Academy of General Dentistry. Dr. Bhasin is working to achieve a Mastership level from the Academy of General Dentistry, a prestigious recognition earned by fewer than 5 percent of dentists practicing in North America.

Dr. Nathan Kern, who has practiced in the Edmonton area for many years, recently joined the staff at Spearmint Dental. In addition to his new partnership as a family dentist with Spearmint Dental, Dr. Kern serves as the team dentist for the Edmonton Oilers men's professional hockey team. He has brought a wide range of skills to Spearmint Dental with his experience in general dentistry, cosmetic dentistry, pediatric dentistry, implant and restorative dentistry and correcting sports-related injuries to teeth.

Dr. Kern is available for appointments at Spearmint Dental's Southwest Edmonton location from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesdays and Wednesdays and 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Thursdays at Spearmint Dental's Northwest Edmonton site.

Dr. Bill Thomas, an Edmonton native, graduated from the University of Alberta School of Dentistry in 1978. Following graduation, Dr. Thomas opened a practice on the west side of Edmonton, which is now part of the Spearmint Dental practice. Dr. Thomas has worked as a part-time clinical instructor at the University of Alberta and volunteers at the SHINE Dental Clinic, which is managed by university students. The clinic provides free dental services to Edmonton youth. Dr. Thomas has a passion for providing dental care to children, having completed eight mission trips to developing countries.

To learn more about dental sedation, dental fear  or any of Spearmint Dental's services, or to speak with an oral health professional, visit the website at or call the offices at 780-438-0045 (11440 17 Ave., Southwest Edmonton, AB) or 780-481-3216 (7554 178 St. Northwest Edmonton, AB).

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