Dr. Randel P. Swanson
DDS., Pharm.D., Dentist Anesthesiologist
Dr. Swanson is a specialist in pediatric dentistry who dedicates his practice to the dental health of children from birth to 21 years of age.
As a pediatric dentist, Dr. Swanson has had additional two years of specialty training in addition to the four years of dental school. There are many areas of care and prevention that are unique to children, which Dr. Swanson is specially trained to identify, treat, and prevent. Dr. Swanson's specialty training included courses in preventative dentistry, orthodontics, child psychology, the treatment of mentally and physically challenged patients, nutrition, restorative dentistry, behavior management and hospital dentistry.
Dr. Swanson's primary goal is that your child will undergo treatment without fear and pain and that your child's visit will be a happy one! Our purpose is to help your child obtain and maintain a healthy mouth. This requires a team effort between parent, child and dentist
In addition to being a specialist in pediatric dentistry, Dr. Swanson is also a dental anesthesiologist.
With this unique combination of training in pediatric dentistry as well as dental anesthesiology, Dr. Swanson can use anesthesia safely in his office for children who are fearful or unable to cooperate for longer more extensive dental procedures.
Dr. Swanson spent two additional years of training solely dedicated to general anesthesia for both medical and dental procedures. His medical anesthesia training encompassed numerous surgical procedures including neurological, ENT, plastics, pulmonary, cardiovascular, abdominal, urological, obstetric, traumatic, oral maxillo-facial and other dental procedures in both an inpatient hospital and outpatient surgery centers.
Further, Dr. Swanson has also earned a Doctorate in Pharmacy (the study of the effects of drugs on the body). He also received additional anesthesia training in his other post-graduate residencies... Advanced Education in General Dentistry and in Pediatric Dentistry.
Dr. Swanson is well qualified to discuss dental sedation options for those that are interested in this form of treatment. while sedation options are offered they are NOT required for dental treatment.
Education and Experience
Dr. Swanson has been a dentist for 30 years. He arned both a Doctorate in Dentistry and a Doctorate in Pharmacy from the University of Nebraska Medical Center.
After graduating from dental school, Dr. Swanson completed three post-graduate residencies. He completed an Advanced Education in General Dentistry Residency with the U.S. Air Force in Tucson, AZ. A two year residency was completed in Pediatric Dentistry from the University of Nebraska Medical Center. Dr. Swanson received two year of medical training in medical/dental anesthesiology and received a certificate as a Dentist Anesthesiologist from Loma Linda University in Loma Linda, CA.
Aside from his years of education he has served as a general dentist for both the U.S. Air Force and the U.S. Public Health Service.