Sleep Dentistry

Dentists of Tasmania in Hobart is able to offer patients the option of Sleep Dentistry.  We understands that dental visits can be overwhelming and can cause high levels of anxiety for some patients. Often this level of anxiety can discourage patients from visiting the dentist and thereby preventing them from obtaining treatment often required to improve their oral health.

Dentists of Tasmania are passionate about providing dental care that promotes positive dental health, helping patients achieve beautiful, healthy smiles for life. For this reason, we offer Sleep Dentistry procedures performed at the Hobart Day Surgery .

Sleep Dentistry through general anaesthetic procedures are carried out using the latest in specialised dental equipment and materials. Patients are required to visit a Dentists of Tasmania for a consultation (including a dental examination and diagnostic x-rays). Arrangements are then made with the Hobart Day Surgery where their dental treatment will be provided by Dr Puckridge. Most dental patients are admitted as day only patients and ordinarily discharged within 2 hours of their procedure.

Sleep dentistry offers patients benefits such as:

  • Sleeping through – General anaesthetic patients sleep through their entire dental procedure unaware of the sight, smell and sounds, easing fear, anxiety and discomfort.
  • Comfort – patients are relieved of possible discomfort associated with long and complex procedures
  • Safety – patients can rest assure that their procedure is being managed with specialised equipment and personnel
  • Time effectiveness – patients can often have several/all necessary dental treatments completed in one session rather than multiple visits to the dental clinic.

Children and adults alike can have most dental procedures performed via sleep dentistry including fillings, crowns, multiple extractions and removal of wisdom teeth. A consultation with the anaesthetist is required to ensure patients are medically fit for sedation. Estimates for dental treatment using sleep dentistry can be provided at the time of consultation. Patients with Private Health Insurance should consult their insurer regarding any rebates/assistance for treatment provided under general anaesthetic in the hospital setting.

For further information on how Dentists of Tasmania can make your visit to the dentist a dream contact us on 6265 2009 or email

Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. Before proceeding, you should seek a second opinion from an appropriately qualified health practitioner.