King's College London, University of London: Conscious Sedation for Dentistry PG Dip

InstitutionKing's College London, University of London
Department Faculty of Dentistry, Oral and Craniofacial Sciences
Web http://www.kcl.ac.uk
Telephone +44 (0) 207 848 7000
Study type Taught

Summary

This postgraduate diploma in Conscious Sedation for Dentistry provides enhanced understanding of the processes involved in conscious sedation through knowledge of the basic sciences. The course provides a high level of clinical experience in treating patients under sedation in supervised sessions. You will learn basic techniques, with introduction to advanced approaches where required. Both practical and theoretical training is given, from initial assessment and treatment planning to delivery, recovery and discharge, for a variety of sedation techniques for dental treatment.

**Key benefits**
- High levels of exposure to the clinical environment at Guy's Hospital with its diverse patient population

- Close expert supervision, to gain competence and confidence in treating patients under conscious sedation

- Compliant with IACSD national guidelines

- Clinical sessions one day per week (January to June) plus seven study days and a final dissertation

- Nine demonstrations of procedural skills (DoPS) to be completed during the course

- Competency-based training and clinical treatment sessions take place in the Department of Sedation and Special Care at Guy's Hospital

**Course purpose**
The course is designed for dentists already engaged in the provision of sedation for dentistry, or planning to develop a service, as well as those involved in teaching conscious sedation techniques. It will provide practitioners with the knowledge and skills to use a wide range of conscious sedation techniques with confidence and safety.

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