One of the greatest benefits cited by New Teeth Now patients is that, in addition to the implant procedure, they sleep through their teeth extractions. Along with the surgeon, a certified anesthesia professional (CRNA) monitors patients during surgery. When under IV sedation and local anesthesia, extractions and having implants placed can be very uncomfortable for a patient. Our use of general anesthesia means our patients sleep through the entire process. They wake up after their procedure ready for the placement of their new fixed teeth. General anesthesia is the safest and most comfortable option for full mouth restorations.
Benefits of General Anesthesia
General anesthesia is not something you can request from an implant specialist or a general dentist. Only an oral surgeon is qualified to have general anesthesia administered in their office.
Our Anesthesia Team
Steve Lanners, CRNA
Steve Lanners earned his BSN from St. Xavier University in his hometown of Chicago before obtaining his Master of Science in nurse anesthesia from Wolford College in Naples, Florida. After moving to Sarasota in 2014, he joined the anesthesia team at Sarasota Memorial Hospital where he was elected the youngest ever chief of his unit in 2016. In 2019, he joined the United States Army Reserve, where he currently serves as a Captain.
Kim Cherry, CRNA
With a passion for clinical excellence and exceptional patient care Kim is a skilled anesthesia professional with more than thirty years of experience in all areas of major and minor surgical procedures. Her mission is to provide patients with safe, high-quality anesthesia. Kim Cherry CRNA received her Bachelor of Science in nursing from East Carolina University. She continued her education at Wake Forest University Bowman Gray School of Medicine Nurse Anesthesia Program. Kim is an active member of the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists. She is also certified in Advanced Cardiac Life Support and Pediatric Advanced Life Support.
Daniel Reimschiissel, CRNA
Daniel has enjoyed being in the anesthesia profession as a CRNA for over ten years. He appreciates the pressure anesthesia demands, driving him to be the best provider he can be. He’s a family man. His wife and children are a huge part of who he is. He loves growing and learning with them.
Jennifer Anthony, CRNA
Ashley Barker, CRNA
David Armstrong, CRNA
David Armstrong, a graduate of Rutgers University with a degree in Animal Science, spent six years as a professional tiger trainer. He later pursued a Bachelor’s in Nursing from New Jersey City University in 2008. With experience in ER and ICU nursing, David furthered his education at Barry University, obtaining a Master’s of Science in Anesthesia. His vast experience is highlighted by his tenure at UF Health Jacksonville, the region’s leading Level One trauma center, where he specialized in advanced OMFS procedures. For nearly a decade, David has also offered his anesthesia expertise to numerous dental offices in the Jacksonville area. Beyond his professional achievements, David is a loving husband and father to his wife and four children.