Advances in anesthetic drugs and anesthesia equipment enable our trained dentist anesthesiologist to transform almost any dental office into an operating room, complete with hospital-grade monitors, anesthesia machines, and emergency equipment. 


After we determine the ideal level of anesthesia  where patient comfort meets safe and ideal treatment conditions, you can take comfort in knowing every patient’s pulse oximetry, blood pressure, electrocardiography, temperature, and gas analysis (carbon dioxide, oxygen, and anesthetic gas levels) will be continuously monitored by our highly skilled anesthesiologists. SOBA meets and exceeds all state requirements concerning in-office anesthesia.

drug-induced depression of consciousness in which the patient can respond purposefully to verbal or tactile stimuli. 

Moderate Sedation

Deep Sedation

drug-induced loss of consciousness in which the patient cannot be easily aroused or respond purposefully to verbal or tactile stimuli. 

General Anesthesia

drug-induced loss of consciousness in which the patient is not arousable regardless of the type of stimulus​



Our mission is to provide affordable, safe and comfortable hospital-grade anesthetic experience for all patients in the comfort of the dental office, thus allowing dental providers to focus solely on rendering the best dental care.

We believe all patients should 

have access to high-quality

& comfortable dental care.

Dr. Braxton M. Henderson,

Dentist Anesthesiologist


Chalis Henderson

Office Manager


Braxton Henderson, DMD
Dentist Anesthesiologist



Dr. Braxton M. Henderson is a Board-Certified Diplomate of the American Dental Board of Anesthesiology. This credential is the highest level of anesthesia training that can be achieved in dentistry.


Dr. Braxton M. Henderson is a native of 

Memphis, TN. He received his bachelor's degree from the University of Pittsburgh with a major in Biological Sciences.  He earned his Doctorate of Dental Medicine 

from the University of Pittsburgh and completed extensive training in a three-year postdoctoral anesthesia residency program at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. 

Dr. Henderson founded Southern Office-Based Anesthesia to increase access to high quality and comfortable dental care for all patients. 

Dr. Henderson is exceptionally well-trained at providing all levels of anesthesia so that your dentist can fully focus on your dental surgical procedure.  This allows for a safer, more predictable, and comfortable experience for both the patient and the dentist.


Dr. Henderson's passion is to increase the safety of anesthesia in the field of dentistry.  He enjoys educating dental students, residents, and dental providers on all subjects related to sedation/anesthesia.  Dr. Henderson has lectured extensively to many dental societies and organizations on topics such as conscious sedation, medical emergencies, office-based anesthesia, management of the medically-complex dental patient, and more.


He maintains current certifications in Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS), Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS), Basic Life Support (BLS), and Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR). He is licensed and holds a current General Anesthesia permit by the North Carolina State Board of Dental Examiners and the Virginia Board of Dentistry. Dr. Henderson is a member of the American Dental Association, the National Dental Association, North Carolina Dental Society, Old North State Dental Society, and the American Society of Dentist Anesthesiologists. 


Dr. Henderson and his wife, Chalis, are happily married and have two sons, Silas and Aldon. In his free time, Dr. Henderson enjoys running, playing basketball, traveling, and barbecuing.