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Conscious sedation - An update for the dental team

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Topic Groups (Dental Equipment and Products, Education & Development, Ethics and Regulation, Pain Control and Prescribing)
Friday 9 November 2018
09:00 - 17:00
British Dental Association
64 Wimpole Street, LONDON, W1G 8YS, England
Booking Fees
  • Essential Member: £150.00
  • Expert Member: £150.00
  • Extra Member: £150.00
  • Senior member: £150.00
  • Non member: £195.00
  • Student member: £150.00

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Conscious sedation - An update for the dental team

Provide safe and effective conscious sedation, an integral element of the control of pain and anxiety in the delivery of dental care.

Friday 9 November 2018  |  London

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Providing safe and effective conscious sedation is a tremendous attribute for a dental team. Patients with a real fear of dentistry or with other conditions which make it difficult for them to be treated under local anathestic alone rightfully expect conscious sedation to be available. Conscious sedation is an integral element of the control of pain and anxiety in the delivery of dental care. In dentistry, it has an excellent record of safety - this is the result of a long history of effective knowledge, skills and experience-based training and regular CPD.

Through presentations and practical demonstrations this course provides an update for the whole dental team who are involved in the provision of dental care under conscious sedation. It would also offer an authoritative introduction for dentists and DCPs who are considering adding this modality to the range of treatment options available.


Learning objectives

  • Understand the principles of safe and effective conscious sedation using nitrous oxide and midazolam
  • Be able to provide patient assessment and treatment planning
  • Know how to recognise potential airway and breathing difficulties
  • Understand the significance of medical problems, including concurrent medication
  • Describe the use of Basic (IACSD, 2015) conscious sedation techniques including the administration of sedation drug/s, monitoring, recovery and discharge
  • Be able to recognise and manage sedation-related complications
  • Be aware of the national guidance on conscious sedation.

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​BDA Member: £150.00

Non Member: ​£195.00​DCPs: £95.00


The fee includes refreshments, lunch and all course documentation.




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Carole Boyle
Consultant and Honorary Senior Lecturer in Special Care Dentistry at Guy's & St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust, King's College London Dental Institute

Carole has extensive clinical experience treating special care patients using both conscious sedation and general anaesthesia and in teaching sedation and special care dentistry to undergraduate and postgraduate students and DCPs.

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Consultant, Honorary Senior Lecturer, Head of Sedation & Special Care Dentistry at Guy's & St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust, King's College London Dental Institute, Visiting Professor at the University of Portsmouth

David has over 30 years' experience teaching conscious sedation techniques to undergraduate students, dental and medical practitioners and has served on dental and multidisciplinary groups preparing guidelines for safe sedation practice. He has held substantive appointments in oral surgery, anaesthesia and primary dental care.


5.5 hours CPD

The training course meets the educational criteria set by the GDC for Verifiable CPD and is certified by the British Dental Association






If you wish to stay overnight during the event please contact MICE Concierge our appointed hotel booking agency by email or call 01438 908770.

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