In-Office Sedation and General Anesthesia


Laura Matsunaga, D.D.S.

Place of Birth: Los Angeles, California

Profession: Dentist Anesthesiologist
Business Phone: (888) 208-9500

Languages: English and Spanish


University of California at Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara, California
Degree: B.A. Biology

Professional Education: University of Southern California School of Dentistry
Los Angeles, California
Degree: DDS
Post Doctorate Training:

General Practice Residency (1 Year)
V.A. Medical Center Wadsworth
Los Angeles, California

Dental Anesthesiology Residency (2 Years)
Loma Linda University School of Dentistry
Loma Linda, California
Approximately 1,300 Anesthetic cases
Rotations through: Internal Medicine and Cardiology

Fellowship: Medical Anesthesia (1 Year)
Riverside Regional Medical Center through LLUSD
Moreno Valley, California
Approximately 700 Anesthetic cases including Trauma, Craniotomies, C-Sections and Abdominal Aortic Aneurysms
Professional Licenses:

California Dental License
California General Anesthesia Permit

Nevada Dental License
Nevada General Anesthesia Permit


Teaching Experience: University of Southern California School of Dentistry
Clinical Instructor; Department of New Patient Screening and Physical Evaluations
Emergency Clinic Instructor
Anesthesia Practice: Multiple Dental Offices within California and Nevada

Children’s Hospital-Los Angeles: Pediatric Dental Clinic
4650 Sunset Blvd.
Los Angeles, California
Over 1,000 “Total I.V. Anesthesia” Cases
Over 350 Intubated O.R. Cases for the Medically Handicapped

Professional Affiliations: American Dental Society of Anesthesiology - Diplomate
American Society of Dental Anesthesiologists
California Dental Association
Nevada Dental Associations
American Dental Association
American Academy of Pediatric Dentists - Affiliate
So. Cal. Society of Dentistry for Children
Japanese American Dental Society -Secretary 2001-2004
Los Angeles Dental Society
Academy of Dentistry for the Handicapped
Los Angeles Association of Women Dentists
American Dental Society of Anesthesiology
Trained and Certified in: Basic Life support (BLS/CPR)
Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS)
Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS)


Information and Links

The American Society of Dentist Anesthesiologists (ASDA) - group of dentists trained in anesthesiology.

Strong Villages: Executive Board Member Dr. Matsunaga has led service tours to Belize and will be going to Ecuador in 2017

latest news

Really under During Surgery? Monitor Can Tell

American Dental Association News

American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry

Anesthesia Safety

Levels of Sedation

Sedation and Dentistry

IV sedation vs Oral sedation


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