Marking the end of the third annual Sedation Safety Week, DOCS Education has announced Dr. Jeff Gray, DDS, as the 2011 Sedation Dentist of the Year. Dr. Gray, a sedation and cosmetic dentist in San Diego, has been providing relief to anxious and fearful patients with sedation dentistry for more than 12 years.
“It is really nice to help people that have lost hope in being helped,” Gray explains. “One sedation case that was especially memorable was a patient that had been searching throughout the San Diego County for someone to help her, and no one gave her any hope. Though the use of the DOCS Education sedation program we were able to provide her with tremendous progress in one extended visit. We got her gums on the road to health and were able to give her the gift of a beautiful smile.”
Commitment to Learning and Education A graduate of the University of California School of Dentistry at San Francisco, Gray continued his education by attending The Las Vegas Institute of Cosmetic Dentists and was recognized for his outstanding achievement in the field of cosmetic dentistry. He is a graduate of the Kois Center®, where he is a mentor and recently became a clinical instructor. Gray is a Gold Member of DOCS Education, where he has completed Oral Sedation Dentistry, In-office DALS® (Dental Advanced Life Support), and the advanced sedation course, Sedation Solutions.
Outstanding Example in the Community Dr. Michael Silverman, President of DOCS Education and Chairman of Sedation Safety Week, praises Gray for his outstanding work in sedation dentistry. “Dr. Jeff Gray represents general dentistry to the public in a way that improves our status in all of our communities,” Silverman states. “Not only does he prove his commitment to sedation safety on a daily basis, he also maintains an office staff that is highly trained to help keep his patients safe.”
In addition to his commitment to sedation safety, Gray has been diligently working for more than ten years in charities for children that have made an enormous impact. He created Smiles for Life, a nonprofit foundation where dentists raise money for seriously ill, disabled, and underprivileged children in their local communities and around the world. Gray is also a member of Crown Council, an alliance of dentists around the world who are strongly committed to promoting oral health, fighting oral cancer and serving their communities through charitable work. Garth Brooks and his band performed a private concert for the Crown Council dentists at the Grand Ole Opry as a special thank you for their participation and raising over $24 million for Smiles for Life.
DOCS Education congratulates you, Dr. Gray. Thank you for all you have contributed to sedation dentistry.