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    What Makes a Visit to Dr. Steven West Worry-Free? A gentle touch, our friendly staff and a very calming atmosphere. More

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    A St. Louis Dentist that Combines Extensive Experience with the Latest Proven Technology. More

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    Wish you could see the end result before you start? Now you can, before anything is done! And for FREE! More

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    A St. Louis Dentist With a Soft Touch Approach. Let's be honest...going to the dentist may not ever be "fun." More

Sleep Dentistry Verses Sedation

What are the Differences between Sleep Dentistry and Sedation Dentistry? 

There is often confusion in prospective dental patients between the terms “sleep dentistry” and “sedation dentistry”.   This confusion is not helped by the fact that


 many people use them interchangeably, even though there is actually quite a difference between the two.  The correct definition of sleep dentistry is a procedure where the patient is under general anesthesia, and they are therefore completely unconscious.  This approach means that a certified anesthesiologist must be part of the dental team, and the unconscious state of the patient brings with it a raised potential for complications.  Because of this, sleep dentistry is rarely used for patients with dental anxiety or general fear of dental procedures. Read more

Training and Dental Care in Guatemala

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Dr. West is preparing for his fourth trip to Guatemala to help train dentists and provide dental care in several remote regions. As you can see from the map, Guatemala is a small, central American country just south of Mexico. Guatemala has an area of about 42,000 square miles, about the same size as the state of Tennessee, and has a population of about 14 million. Read more