If you've ever experienced dental anxiety, have a hectic schedule, want quick results, or need extensive cosmetic dentistry procedures, you might want to look for a cosmetic dentist who is certified to perform sedation dentistry. It is sometimes possible to combine what might otherwise require two or three appointments into a single appointment by using sedation - without compromising your health or quality of the results. Not all states regulate the practice of sedation dentistry, although more states are starting to do so in order to ensure patient safety. There are also different levels of sedation dentistry. You can call your state dental board and find out if sedation dentistry is regulated, discuss different levels of sedation, and perhaps also obtain the names of dentists in your area who are certified.