Dr. David Westerhaus

Dentist Anesthesiologist

Fellow of the American Dental Society of Anesthesiology

Diplomate of the National Dental Board of Anesthesiology

Dr. David Westerhaus is a residency trained dentist anesthesiologist who completed his training at Loma Linda University Health in Southern California.


During his residency, he received extensive hospital based as well as outpatient training in medical and dental anesthesiology.  This included training in internal medicine and cardiology.  During his residency, he exclusively studied anesthesia, which provides for unparalleled knowledge and training in anesthesia and sedation needs for the dental setting.  


Prior to his training in anesthesiology, he completed his Doctorate in Dental Surgery at Loma Linda University School of Dentistry and his Bachelor of Arts at Wheaton College in Illinois.


In addition to his extensive training, Dr. Westerhaus has the appropriate certificates necessary to administer office based dental anesthesia, including Basic Life Support/ Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (BLS/ CPR), Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS), and Advanced Cardiac Life Support: Experienced Provider (ACLS).


He also has a current general anesthesia permit and the malpractice insurance coverage necessary to provide anesthesia in any dental office in the state of California.


Dr. Westerhaus is a member of the American Society of Dentist Anesthesiologists, American Dental Society of Anesthesiology, California Dental Society of Anesthesiology, California Dental Association, and the Sacramento District Dental Society.


Dr. Westerhaus is proud to be providing general anesthesia and sedation for dental patients throughout Northern California.  He is commited to providing the highest levels of comfortable and safe anesthesia for dentistry.


During his free time, Dr. Westerhaus enjoys traveling and spending time with his wife and five children.





Bachelor of Arts

Wheaton College

Wheaton, IL


Doctor of Dental Surgery

Loma Linda University Health

Loma Linda, CA


Residency in Dental Anesthesiology

Loma Linda University Health

Loma Linda, CA

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