adult + pediatric

Full-service dental care in Virginia Beach and Chesapeake

The doctors and staff here at Advanced Sedation Dentistry aren’t just highly skilled, experienced professionals offering exceptional full-service dental care, pediatric dentistry, oral surgery and more… Our team is also gentle and caring, and they have earned the trust of our patients, many who came in fearful at first, but who now have regular appointments to keep their oral health the very best it can be.

It is simply our goal to improve your dental health and to see you with a big, healthy smile on your face.

Our Difference


Some “sleep dentists” or “gentle dentists” can only offer their patients pills or inhaled gases for relaxation. At Advanced Sedation Dentistry, we are a comprehensive dental practice offering the entire range of sedation for those whose fears or medical conditions require a higher level of treatment.


Would you prefer to be totally unconscious? Have no memory of the treatment? We offer you several sedation options to ensure a pleasant and comfortable experience.

From mild sedation to general anesthesia, we will recommend one or a combination of sedatives (relaxants) and anesthetics (painkillers) to meet your individual needs.


Our staff features a range of doctors, sedation dentists, and board-certified dental anesthesiologists, allowing us to offer the full-spectrum of dentistry, whether you’re looking for sedation options or not.

Do you always want or need sedation? No. But by having access to the entire range of medications, our team of specialists can change your level of sedation before or during treatment for a pain-free, worry-free experience.

Meet our friendly docs

We’re so happy to meet you! Dr. Futerman, Dr. Delva and Dr. Kim, along with our specialized and compassionate staff, are all professionally trained and certified to offer you gentle and pain-free dental services, giving you and your family the highest standard and most specialized dental care available in Hampton Roads.


  • Hospital-grade equipment and medication
  • Constant monitoring
  • High success rate of anesthesia in dentistry
  • A highly specialized staff
Len Futerman, DDS

Kathy Delva, DDS

Shelbi Young, DDS


Advanced Sedation Dentistry (ASD) was founded in January 2009 by Dr. Len Futerman, DDS and Dental Anesthesiologist.

Realizing that many patients in the Hampton Roads community were struggling to get the [proper dental care][link to ‘dental services’ page] due to fear, anxiety, or ability, Dr. Futerman set out to create a safe and effective alternative to typical dental clinics. The response has been overwhelming.

Since its humble beginnings in one small office, ASD has grown to include two surgery centers, several doctors and a specialized staff, professionally trained and certified for the specific treatment of sedated patients.

Scores of patients all over the state of Virginia are now being successfully treated each day. For these patients, dental care has finally become both attainable and tolerable.

Dr. Futerman and his staff have not only realized his original vision, but they also continue to learn and grow. Accruing hundreds of hours of continuing education yearly ensures they bring the highest standard and most specialized dental care to patients here in Hampton Roads.


  • Hospital-grade equipment and medication
  • Constant monitoring
  • High success rate of anesthesia in dentistry
  • A highly specialized staff

Who is a candidate for sedation dentistry?

You are a candidate for dental sedation if you have fears, phobia, or anxiety about going to see the dentist. Sedation could also help you if you have special needs or disabilities, or you struggle with a gag reflex. It’s helpful if you require extensive treatment, or you need more than one procedure done at one time and you don’t have the time for multiple appointments.

How safe is sedation dentistry?

Sedation dentistry is safe for most people, and if a sedation method is used, it should always be administered by trained, licensed and experienced personnel. However, you should always talk to your dentist about your medical history, as not everyone will be a good candidate for every sedation method. If you have COPD, sleep apnea, certain medication allergies or other risk factors, you may be more likely to develop complications from the anesthesia.

What are the benefits of visiting a sedation dentistry?

Sedation dentistry offers relief to our patients who are afraid or apprehensive about their visit. During the procedure, a sedated patient isn’t stressed, and isn’t aware of the sights, sounds and smells of the office. There’s also a reduction in the gag reflex, and the dentist can work faster, sometimes taking care of multiple or extensive needs in one appointment. In fact, you may not even remember sitting in the dentist chair, reducing any fear you have on follow-up visits!

How to cope with dental anxiety?

If you struggle with this fear and it keeps you from maintaining your oral health, there are some things you can do to reduce your dental anxiety:

  • Bring a friend. Having someone there with you can be comforting.
  • Concentrate on a good memory or your happy place while sitting in the dentist’s chair.
  • Talk to your dentist about how you’re feeling. Talking will help relieve your anxiety, and they will gently explain the procedure so you understand what will be happening.
  • Coordinate a “time-out” signal if you start to feel overwhelmed and need a break.
  • Consider sedation medications to help you relax.

How long does dental anesthesia last?

There are different types of anesthesia, and they each have specific uses and outcomes. Most local anesthetics take effect within 10 minutes, and the numbing feeling can last a few hours, depending on how much anesthesia was used, where in your mouth the dental work was done, and how fast your body metabolizes the drug.

Have more questions? We’re here to help!

excellent care makes for happy patients

Tiffany G.

My experience today was so great! I was nervous about going in since I hadn’t been in awhile, but the staff made me feel comfortable and excited to continue to better my oral health. – Tiffany G.

Lize M.

I had a good experience at Advanced Sedation Dentistry after moving here from Ohio and not seeing a dentist for over a year. My dental insurance company recommended them. I feel very comfortable there and well cared for. I am so happy I found Advanced Sedation Dentistry.

– Lize M.

Angellica A.

Had an absolutely amazing experience with Advanced Sedation Dentistry! I mean when your oldest child comes out after getting teeth cleaned and says “I love coming to the dentist,” those words tell you right there.

– Angellica A.

Jeff L.

I am very happy with Advanced Sedation Dentistry! They did such a great job on my mouth! I look forward to going back and that is saying a lot!!! Thank you all so much for being so patient and kind to me.

– Jeff L.

Robin G.

Excellent Service! My son has special needs (Down Syndrome), and requires sedation for dental procedures outside of his cleanings. From the front desk at check in, to the dental services/ anesthesiologist, a great team of people. Thank you for taking care of my son!

– Robin G.

Our Dental Services

 Icon of tooth glistening cleanCleanings & Exams

 Root Canal IconRoot Canals

 Icon of tooth glistening cleanFillings, Crowns,
& Bridges

 Icon of tooth coming out of placeExtractions

Icon of tooth with drill on bottomDental Implants

 Denture iconDentures

Icon of childPediatric Dentistry


to maximize your comfort level

Under our care, there is no reason to put off your dental work. When paired with comforting pain management, our expert sedation dentists can complete years of work in one visit. Let us remove the anxiety and inconvenience of making return trips.

General Anesthesia Full Sedation Medium Sedation Mild Sedation


General Anesthesia

I’m OK with localized numbing in my problem area. This level is achieved with a local injection or topical treatment.

Mild Sedation

I would like to be in a relaxed, but awake state. This level is achieved with the use of nitrous oxide.

Medium Sedation

I prefer to be in a near-sleep state, but still responsive. This level is achieved through an IV drip.

Full Sedation

Knock me out, doc. I want to be unconscious. This level is achieved with deep sedation and general anesthesia.

Our Locations

Virginia Beach, VA

616 Virginia Beach Blvd.

Chesapeake, VA

200 N. Battlefield Blvd.


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