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The Sedation Team

The Sedation Team

Richard F. Stafford


Dr. Richard F. Stafford was born and raised in Los Angeles, CA. He and Dr. Liu have known and worked with each other since 1988 when Dr. Liu was on the faculty at Loma Linda University School of Dentistry and Dr. Stafford was undergoing his dental anesthesia residency training.

Dr. Stafford graduated from the University of California at Los Angeles School of Dentistry and also completed a general practice residency program at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard School of Dental Medicine in Boston, MA. Initially, he had chosen to specialize in dental implants but while doing his anesthesia rotation, was convinced to switch from the dental implant program into the dental anesthesia program.

Dr. Stafford has published articles and has lectured extensively in pediatric dental anesthesia. He is board certified in Dental Anesthesiology as well as certified in Advanced Cardiac Life Support and Pediatric Advanced Life Support. He also serves in the position of assistant professor of Dental Anesthesiology at Loma Linda University School of Dentistry and the University of Southern California. He limits his practice to pediatric dental anesthesia.

When Dr. Liu entered into private practice full time and decided to make intravenous sedation available to his patients, he invited Dr. Stafford to provide these anesthesia services. Dr. Stafford was the perfect choice: his skill level and dedication to providing high quality care to his patients matches the philosophy of all the doctors at Eastside Pediatric Dental Group.

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