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Dr. Robert A. Simmons Earns American Dental Society of Anesthesiology Mastership in the College of Sedation

A love of education, a pursuit of knowledge, a resolve to continually improve upon his professional skills, and service to others through quality care drive Dr. Robert A. Simmons every day. For more than 30 years, Dr. Simmons has committed himself to raising the bar in dentistry and serves as an example for peers and patients alike. Dr. Simmons is one of a handful of doctors nationwide to earn prestigious Masterships in the American Dental Society of Anesthesiology’s College of Sedation.

What is Required of a Dentist Seeking a Mastership in the College of Sedation?

From the ADSA Website (www.adsahome.org):

In order to become a MASTER of the College of Sedation in Dentistry an individual must:

  1. Successful completion of an approved course of study in parenteral dental sedation, as described in the American Dental Association’s Guidelines for Teaching the Comprehensive Control of Anxiety And Pain In Dentistry or Teaching the Comprehensive Control of Anxiety and Pain in a Continuing Education Program. Dr. Simmons received his advanced training in IV sedation at and was certified by the Albert Einstein College of Medicine at the Montefiore Medical Center in New York Chesapeake.
  2. Documentation that the candidate has successfully completed forty (40) hours of approved, continuing education in dental sedation and/or dental anesthesiology, and has successfully completed a course in Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) or its equivalent.
  3. Successfully complete the MASTER Examination for Sedation in Dentistry of the American Dental Society of Anesthesiology.
  4. Become a member of the American Dental Society of Anesthesiology.

In addition, in order to maintain the status of Master of the College of Sedation in Dentistry the individual shall be required to document that he/she has successfully completed fifteen (15) hours of approved, continuing education in dental sedation and/or dental anesthesiology every two (2) years in addition to successfully completing training in Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) or its equivalent every two (2) years.

Why Did Dr. Simmons Seek a Mastership in the College of Sedation?

Dr. Simmons is committed to providing a comfortable and soothing experience to every patient. Whether you suffer from dental anxiety or back and neck pain that makes long visits in the dental chair difficult, you can relax knowing you will receive the important dental care you need with a highly educated and qualified dental professional. Dr. Simmons's recognition of achievement as a Master in the College of Sedation reflects a lifelong commitment to education, a pursuit of knowledge, a resolve to continually improve upon his professional skills, and service to others through quality care.

Call today to reserve your consultation with Chesapeake dentist Dr. Robert A. Simmons. Our dental office is conveniently located in the Great Bridge Hickory area in Chesapeake, Virginia just north of the North Carolina border. We serve patients from Virginia Beach, Norfolk, Hampton Roads, Moyock, Elizabeth Chesapeake, Currituck, Outer Banks and beyond with personalized dental care.