Sedation Dentistry In Fresno At Prices Families Can Afford

Are you scared? Even terrified of the dentist?

Welcome to Smith Sedation Dentistry where we specialize in helping really really scared people overcome their fear and get the care for their teeth that they need. We understand how you feel. Are you scared or even terrified of the dentist? Does the thought of hearing the drill overwhelm you? Are you in pain? Does the thought of sitting in the dental chair make you want to cry? Have you scheduled dental appointments before and cancelled them? Does this sound familiar? Are you embarrassed? You are not alone. We are here to help.

"Dr. Smith can help you overcome your fear of the dentist"

Sedation dentistry may be a great option  if you have been feeling scared about being treated by a dentist.

We see patients every day who have had a bad dental experience and have avoided the dental office for years, even since their childhood due to fear. We understand this and want you to have a positive dental experience. Call our office and talk with Melissa. She will listen to your cares and concerns and answer any questions that you might have. She understands--she fears dental work just as much as you do.

Sedation Options

What Makes You So Scared Of The Dentist?

We have done thousands of sedations, so we have successfully treated many patients just as scared as you.  Maybe you can't get numb, or you had a terrible experience in the past.  Maybe the scraping of your teeth makes you sweat or you can't stand the sound of the drill. Maybe you are claustrophobic or have an overwhelming gag reflex.  No matter what it is, we have heard many stories very similar to yours.  It is a essential that we take our time in the first visit and get to understand what your fear is so that we can overcome it.

Your First Visit

All patients coming to our office will start with a nice comfortable safe consultation with Melissa and Dr. Smith. Melissa has been with Dr. Smith since they started in 2001, and she hates going to the dentist as much as you do. Dr. Smith and Melissa take their time learning about your past, your fears, what you need done with your teeth. X-rays are taken if possible but often nothing "pokey" goes in the mouth. We talk about all the options that modern dentistry has. We will show you models and talk about the pros and cons of every option. We will discuss the types of sedation and talk about what works best in each situation. And we will talk about how much everything will cost. Nothing is hidden. Nothing is a surprise.

Fresno dentist Dr. Smith

Honesty & Value

"I know that great dentistry can be expensive and that family budgets are tight. My commitment to you is that I will do everything I can to keep my prices low without compromising quality. I make sure that we use the most up to date technology, the best lab and the highest quality materials available. At Smith Sedation Dentistry you will receive the highest quality, compassionate care at prices that families can afford."

- Dr. Rob Smith

Parallax Background


MON 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM

TUE 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM

WED 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM

THU 7:00 AM – 1:00 PM

FRI 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM


  • review rating 5  I am so thankful for finding Dr. Smith! The reviews are what sold me. I can't say enough good things about him and his staff. I had put off going to the dentist for years and years and just lived with pain until I couldn't handle it anymore. That's when I made the call. Melissa was great a spent a few hours going over everything with me and putting together a treatment plan to start taking care of everything I had going on. I have had 2 emergency appointments as well and they were able to get me right in and take care of me. Thank you Dr. Smith and staff.

    thumb Jamie Talbott

  • review rating 5  My experience was very positive the staff was very kind and make you feel at ease Dr. Smith is very welcoming and I felt I was in good hands. I’ve found my dentist & my family’s for life. Looking forward to my next office visit so happy I found this dentistry.

    thumb BJ Garcia

  • review rating 5  When my kids were growing up, they had a wonderful, gentle dentist. He retired and their next dentist, it turns out, was not gentle and left them with lasting fears. By the time I found out about it, they had serious anxiety around going to the dentist for even the most routine procedures. Fast forward to adulthood and we discovered they require some sedation in order to take care of their neglected dental health. Dr. Smith has treated both kids and I'm grateful for how seriously he and his staff are about making the experience as trauma-free as possible. My daughter has gotten more relaxed after several years of seeing Dr. Smith and is now better able to handle her fears. My son recently had an anxiety attack during a deep cleaning and staff was very understanding and worked with him to allow him to return for a second try, but with sedatives to relax him enough to tolerate the lengthy procedure. He seemed quite relieved after his second visit and as a result, is more relaxed about future work. These small miracles are possible through Dr. Smith's and his staff's sympathetic focus on their patients' individual needs and fears. Thank you Dr. Smith and staff for your kind care.

    thumb Dori McKay

  • review rating 5  I had been avoiding going to the dentist for years because I was so scared due to bad experiences with dentists in the past. When I found that I couldn't avoid it anymore, I was so happy that I came across Dr. Smith for my first visit back. Him and his staff are excellent at making patients who are afraid feel really relaxed, comfortable and informed. I have had a few procedures done now by Dr. Smith and I can't imagine going anywhere else. Highly recommend.

    thumb Innessa Yenokian

  • review rating 5  I had a very traumatic experience when I was younger with any dental work and being at a dentist office gives me anxiety. I am in my late thirties and have been avoiding getting any dental work done as I am terrified of the dentist. I found Dr Smith online and I made an appointment as Dr. Smith specializes in sedation and works with people who have fears of the dentist. Upon arriving to my appointment, the office is beautiful and clean. The front desk employees were so friendly and welcoming. I had a consultation with Melissa and she is amazing! She was very patient with me. Dr Smith came into the consultation to go over my treatment plan and was very thorough and constantly reassuring me that I will be taken care of. I left the office excited and looking forward to my appointment to get work done. This will be my second time I will be getting work done by Dr Smith and I no longer have fear of the dentist! I highly recommend anyone with a fear of the dentist to give Dr. Smith a try! You will be in good hands!

    thumb susan van

  • review rating 5  I have been terrified of the dentist since a traumatic experience as a child. After more than 10 years of avoiding the dentist, my husband made me an appointment with Dr. Smith. From the first phone call with Melissa, through my latest appointment 2 years later, I have never felt uncomfortable. They listen to how you are feeling and act accordingly. Every step they take is talked about first, so there is no fear of the unknown. They have all gone above and beyond in every interaction I have had with them. So grateful to have this compassionate group of people helping me navigate my dental issues.

    thumb Heather Morello

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Smith Sedation Dentistry

6191 N. Fresno St., Suite #102

Fresno, CA 93710

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