• Giri Palani. DDS, FICOI
    Giri Palani, DDS, FICOI, has been highly trained at some of the world's most outstanding medical facilities. He is known as a leading dentist at the fore-front of Cosmetic and Implant Dentistry in Southern California.

    After graduating from Marquette University School of Dentistry, Dr. Palani completed a rigorous Hospital Dentistry Program at world renowned Cedars- Sinai Hospital in Los Angeles, California, learning from and working with some of the top Oral Surgeons, Cosmetic, and General dentists in Los Angeles.

    As a top resident at Cedars- Sinai, he was selected to serve as Chief Resident at the prestigious Advanced Education in General Dentistry Program at UCLA. During his time as Chief Resident at UCLA Dr. Palani honed his skills in Implant and Aesthetic dentistry. This advanced training and expertise in dental implants have allowed him to rehabilitate numerous healthy and beautiful smiles and led to Dr. Palani being awarded the prestigious title of Fellow in International Congress of Oral Implantologists (FICOI).

  • Sedation Dentistry History
    Going to the dentist can be a great source of stress. Thanks to the invention of sleep or sedation dentistry, things have changed. Apprehensive patients can relax and everyone can experience pain free dentistry. At Dr. Palani's offices, he offers a full spectrum of sedation dentistry to custom fit your needs. Before explaining the services offered, let Dr. Palani tell you about the history of sedation or sleep dentistry.

    Often referred to as "sleep dentistry" or "sedation dentistry", minimizing or eliminating fear or anxiety around dental procedures is not new or unique. Dentists have been working on ways to ease discomfort or fear of dental procedures since the 19th century. In 1845, Connecticut dentist Horace Wells convinced his partner John Riggs to use nitrous oxide to extract his aching tooth. The extraction was a success and no discomfort was felt. Dr. Wells realized that he had the opportunity to change dental experiences for everyone.

    Wanting to share his discovery, Dr. Wells attempted to demonstrate the use of nitrous oxide during a dental procedure at Massachusetts General Hospital. Unfortunately, the gas bag was withdrawn too soon and the patient experienced pain. The audience booed Dr. Wells and walked out of the auditorium, leaving him humiliated. However, in that audience was one of Dr. Wells' students, a young man named William Morton. Believing in the procedure, William Morton decided to try and perfect it.

    In 1846, a patient named Eben Frost came to Dr. Morton with a tooth that needed extracting. Having spent time experimenting with ether, he used it to successfully extract the man's tooth during a pain free procedure. Dr. Morton felt confident in his experimental use of ether and, in 1846 at Harvard University, in front of an auditorium of physicians and students, Dr. Morton gave ether to a patient before a live oral surgery procedure. Dr. John Warren then performed the surgery live. The patient reported a painless surgery and the use of anesthetic in surgery was launched.

    Sedation dentistry has evolved significantly and comes in many forms, but the goal is always the same: to put the patient at ease. Dr. Palani, and his on site, board certified anesthesiologist Dr. Brian Huang, DDS, offer sedation dentistry to help nervous patients have a comfortable experience. Dr. Palani and his team offer comprehensive dental care from the first consultation to the final restoration of your smile. Because of Dr. Palani's extensive training and commitment to ongoing education in his field of expertise, he and his team are able to provide a much wider range of anesthesia services up to and including general anesthesia. Dr. Palani may suggest nitrous oxide to relive minor anxiety, oral sedation to enhance patient comfort, or IV sedation to aide in total relaxation for patients who are highly fearful or who are having multiple procedures performed at once. Today's methods are safe and effective.
  • Sedation Dentistry Today
    Is the fear of a dental procedure that could restore your smile and increase your confidence so overwhelming that you would rather endure the discomfort of missing teeth? If the answer if yes, you are not alone. Nine to fifteen percent of Americans experience dental phobia ( anxiety or fear) that prevents them from going to the dentist and seeking treatments that restore not only their smile but the overall health of their mouth. If you experience fear or anxiety, have sensitive teeth, a low pain tolerance can't sit still in the chair, have a bad gag reflex, or need a lot of dental works done, then sedation dentistry might be the solution.

    Giri Palani, DDS, FICOI and his highly qualified and trained staff, understand your fears and offer biocompatible sedation as part of his holistic dental practice. Dr. Palani's staff includes a board certified and licensed anesthesiologist who will be with you throughout the restoration of your smile.

    What is biocompatible sedation dentistry? Biocompatible materials are healthy to your overall body as well as your mouth. Biocompatible refers to materials that can coexist harmoniously in the body. In Dr. Palani's practice, approximately 30 patients per month choose sedation dentistry. Sedation dentistry uses medications to help patients relax during dental procedures. It is sometimes also referred to as "sleep dentistry", although patients are usually awake.

    There are four levels of sedation:
    •  Minimal sedation where you are awake but relaxed
    •  Moderate sedation where you won't remember much of the procedure and may slur your words (formerly referred to as conscious sedation)
    •  Deep sedation where you are on the edge of consciousness but can still be awakened
    •  General anesthesia where you are completely unconscious

    Dr. Palani offers four types of sedation for people who experience dental phobias.
    1.  Inhaled Minimum Sedation: The patient breaths nitrous oxide, "laughing gas" combined with oxygen through a mask placed over the nose. This combination of gases relaxes you. Your dentist controls the amount received and the effects wear off quickly when the procedure is complete. This is the only form of sedation where you may be able to drive yourself safely home.
    2.  Oral Sedation: For minimal oral sedation, you are given a pill (usually halcion which is from the same family as valium), an hour before the procedure. You will need someone to drive you to and from the appointment. This is the most common form of anesthesia associated with sedation dentistry. Depending on the dose, it can range from minimal sedation or moderate sedation for a longer procedure. Some people become groggy enough to fall asleep but can easily awakened with a gentle touch.
    3.  IV Sedation: This type of sedation is administered by licensed and board certified anesthesiologist, Dr. Brian Huang, DDS through a vein which causes it to go to work quickly. The IV allows the level of sedation to be adjusted as the procedure progresses.
    4.  Deep Sedation and General Anesthesia: This type of sedation dentistry is the receiving of medication that make you almost unconscious or totally unconscious (deeply asleep) during the procedure. You cannot e easily awakened until the effects wear off. You will still need a local anesthetic (numbing medication) at the site to relieve pain if the procedure produces discomfort. Have Dr. Huang, DDS on staff is unique allows Dr. Palani's office to offer full sedation services to their patients.

    Sedation Dentistry is proven to be safe and effective. It allows you to consolidate several appointments into one if you are in need of extensive work, or it allows you to relax during standard procedures.
  • Dental Services

    Dr. Giri Palani offers a range of Beverly Hills dental services, from pediatric sealants to cosmetic transformations for your smile. During your New Patient Comprehensive Examination or Consultation, Dr. Palani will spend time designing a holistic treatment plan to fit your needs and healthcare goals for a beautiful smile.

    What dental services do we offer?

    We encourage you to learn more about the services we provide:
    Sedation Dentistry
    Preventative Dentistry
    Restorative Dentistry
    Cosmetic Dentistry
    Dental Implants
    Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
  • Before & After

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  • A Holistic Dentistry

    Our Philosophy Is Dentistry with a Holistic Approach.

    An important aspect of Dr. Palani's practice is Holistic Dentistry. Dr. Palani's interest in Holistic Dentistry stems from his Indian heritage where using natural remedies and herbal supplements is an important aspect of treating disease and total wellness.

    What is Holistic Dentistry?

    Holistic Dentistry is based on the understanding that the mouth is connected to the rest of the body, and disease in the mouth can affect other body systems. His approach combines western and eastern medical philosophies and focuses on the most harmonious and natural treatments currently available.

    The patient's health and safety ALWAYS comes first. The materials used by Dr. Palani are the most biocompatible, and the office is environmentally friendly. His treatment plans can include a package of vitamin complementation, herbal toothpastes and gum conditioners, exercise, co-enzymes, relaxation techniques and behavioral therapy, nutritional counseling and biological dentistry.

    What is Biological Dentistry?

    Biological Dentistry recognizes the impact of toxic materials and relates it to dental and physiological health. Dentistry with a Holistic approach is concerned with the integrity of the oral cavity and the use of materials and procedures that are systemically and environmentally compatible.
  • Contact Us - Beverly Hills
    Dr. Palani works diligently toward his mission to create the ultimate stress free dental experience. From first contact we are committed to your individual attention. Listening to your needs, understand your concerns and addressing your desires is always our number one priority.

    Early morning and evening appointments are available for your convenience.
    Whether you are interested in cosmetics dentistry or in need or restorative treatment, a consultation with Dr. Palani provides you the opportunity to discuss how you feel about smile and the desired outcome.

    It is our goal to provide our patients with outstanding dental care and to make each visit to our office absolutely exceptional!

    We encourage you to contact us via phone or email. Please use the contact form to the right to contact us via email. For directions to the office, please click the map below. If you have any questions or comments, please feel free to get in touch. We're always happy to hear from you!

    Call today for a complimentary consultation

    Phone: 310.894.8301
    Email: [email protected]

    416 N. Bedford Drive, Suite 103
    Beverly Hills, CA 90210

Giri Palani DDS FICOI
Beverly Hills Dentist
Dr. Giri Palani is a leading dentist providing exceptional care in Rancho Palos Verdes & Beverly HIlls, CA. The office specializes in Cosmetic Dentistry, Implant Dentistry, and Comprehensive Care for the whole family.

Dr. Palani is an expert in Dental Implants and Aesthetic Dentistry. Dr. Palani's training at Cedars- Sinai Medical Center and UCLA Medical Center have given him the experience and knowledge to treat an array of complex dental issues and rehabilitate numerous healthy and beautiful smiles.

Dr. Palani has been proudly serving the Beverly Hills and Rancho Palos Verdes areas for nearly a decade.

Whether you are seeking a Full Smile Makeover or General Dental Care, Dr. Palani strives to make your dental experience the best you will ever have.
Total Smiles in Beverly Hills, CA
At Total Smile Care our mission is to create the ultimate stress free dental experience. From your first contact with our office we are committed to your individual attention. We will listen to your needs, understand your concerns and do everything we can to give you the best dental experience you have ever had.

Whether you are interested in general dental care or a Full Smile Makeover, a consultation with Dr. Palani provides you the opportunity to discuss how you feel about your smile and the desired outcome.

We look forward to meeting you and discussing your wants and needs, so that we could work together to accomplish the healthy and beautiful smile you deserve.

Visit us today and enjoy exceptional quality dental care in Beverly Hills & Rancho Palos Verdes, CA.

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