IV, Deep and GENERAL ANESTHESIA Sedation Dentistry in Comox / Courtenay, BC with Dr. John McGaw, EMT-P, B.Sc., DDS

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Looking to find a dentist in Courtenay?  Look no further!  Dr. McGaw’s home practice – Driftwood Dental can address just about all of your dental concerns – for you, your family and your children. 

Dr. John McGaw provides general and cosmetic dentistry as well as Moderate IV sedation and new patients and families are always welcome. 

Driftwood Dental also provides mild sedation (laughing gas and oral sedation), moderate IV sedation and, with Dr. Blake Richardson, we offer patients Deep Sedation and General Anesthesia.  Deep sedation and General Anesthesia are helpful for patients who experience extreme dental anxiety and for patients with special needs.  it’s our goal to have all of our patients become fans of their experience at Driftwood Dental!

Dentistry for Children

At Driftwood Dental, we care about you, your smile and your family’s dental health.  We have many children who visit our practice and our support team truly enjoy working with children.  So much so, that our dentists and Registered Nurse completed their Pediatric Advanced Life Support certification.  Congratulations to Drs. McGaw, Borland, Richardson and staff RN, Anne Marie.


Don’t let your fears stop you from achieving a great smile. Hygiene appointments are critical to your overall health and oral wellness and should be scheduled every 6 months. For those who are nervous, ask our team if sedation is an option for you.

Dr. McGaw, EMT-P, B.Sc., DDS is registered with the College of Dental Surgeons of British Columbia to provide multiple drug IV Sedation. There are a limited number of dentists who provide multiple drug IV sedation in BC and since 1997, Dr. McGaw has provided thousands of patients with a more comfortable experience at the dentist with sedation. 

Dr. McGaw practices a full scope of general and cosmetic dental procedures ranging from wisdom teeth extractions to dental implants , dentures, crowns, dentures and bridges. For these procedures and more, a variety of sedation options are available for nervous or anxious patients.

The office is located at

#10 - 2401 Cliffe Avenue, Courtenay, BC

Call today – (250) 338-5381

Local Accommodations

We have secured special rates for you at The Old House Village Hotel & Spa plus 15% off any spa treatments during your appointment stay. Contact the hotel directly and let them know you’re in town for your appointment at Driftwood Dental.

Comox Valley has so much to offer year round and if you’re in need of sedation for any dental procedure, make the most of your stay with indoor or outdoor activities… golf, spa experiences, fishing, skiing, snowboarding or simply relaxing.