About Us


Leading Provider of IV Sedation and Premier Dental Education!

Welcome to Bay Area IV Wisdom—where our mission is to significantly enhance the lives of dentists, parents, and patients through exceptional dental care and education.

We have a unique approach for treating teens, leading to fewer post-operative complications and increased patient referrals.

Our main goal is to ensure a comfortable, stress-free experience for patients. IV sedation results in little or no memory of the procedure, enhancing the overall patient experience.

Beyond providing quality dental services, we are committed to enhancing the dental experience for all involved, including dentists. We offer comprehensive training programs for dental professionals.

Dr. John Wayland

Meet Dr. Wayland

Dr. John Wayland, founder of Bay Area IV Wisdom and former founder of Western Surgical and Sedation, is an esteemed expert in IV sedation. Trained by renowned anesthesia specialist Dr. Stanley Malamed in 1982, Dr. Wayland obtained his IV sedation certification in 1983, with Dr. Malamed, author of the acclaimed book “SEDATION: A Guide to Patient Management,” guiding his training.

With over 42 years of experience as a Dental Board of California office sedation evaluator, Dr. Wayland has expertly administered IV sedation to thousands of patients. Patients under his care often describe experiencing minimal to no recollection of the procedure. Dr. Wayland has been teaching IV sedation techniques since 2011, sharing his wealth of knowledge and expertise with fellow professionals.


years of experience


complex dental procedures accomplished


Vincent Vella


Matthew Diercks


Tom Lenhart

DMD, Anesthesiologist

Tim Fagin


Linda Centore


Betty Yee

Course Coordinator

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Curriculum Vitae

  • Fellowship Award Academy of General Dentistry
  • Diplomate American Dental Implant Association
  • Master, College of Sedation, American Dental Society of Anesthesiology
  • International lecturer
  • Board Member, Contra Costa County Dental Society
  • Past President, Northern California Implant Study Club
  • California State Board of Dental Examiners – Sedation Evaluator
  • Four-Year Mini Residency, UCSF TMD and Orofacial Pain Clinic
  • Two-year Mini Residency, UCSF — Implant Surgery and Restoration
  • Mini Residency, UOP — Implant Surgery and Restoration
  • Alumnus, LD Pankey Institute
  • Alumnus, Las Vegas Institute
  • Seattle Institute for Advanced Dental Education
  • Adjunct Faculty, UCSF School of Dentistry
  • Adjunct Faculty, UCLA Center for Esthetic Dentistry
  • ACLS Certified
  • Staff, Doctors Hospital
  • Founder, Western Surgical and Sedation
  • Founder Safe IV Sedation