Dental Academy

Continuing Professional Development (CPD)

Conscious Sedation Update

  • Date: 28 April 2018
  • Time: 8.45am - 4.45pm
  • Hours: 6
  • CPD Cost: Dentist £380.00, Dental Hygienist Dental Therapist/Dental Nurse £190.00


David Craig, Consultant and Head of Sedation and Special Care Dentistry at King’s College London Dental Institute (KCLDI), Course Director for the Society for the Advancement of Anaesthesia in Dentistry (SAAD) and the Dental Sedation Teachers Group’s representative on the Intercollegiate Advisory Committee for Sedation in Dentistry (IACSD).

Carole Boyle, Consultant in Special Care Dentistry in the Department of Sedation and Special Care Dentistry at Kings College London Dental Institute where she runs the Department’s General Anaesthesia service and teaches on the postgraduate Diploma and Masters programmes.

Jennifer Hare, Health Psychologist, who works within the Dental Health Psychology Service in Sedation & Special Care Dentistry at Guy's & St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust.


The aim of this course is to provide theoretical and practical instruction in the use of intravenous and inhalational conscious sedation for dentistry.

Underpinning knowledge you will learn by attending this course:

  1. Anatomy, physiology, pharmacology relevant to conscious sedation
  2. Patient assessment and treatment planning 
  3. An introduction to CBT
  4. Basic clinical sedation techniques
  5. Management of complications
  6. Medico-legal issues

Skills you will learn by attending this course:

  1. Inhalation sedation
  2. Cannulation
  3. Monitoring
  4. Airway management

Development Outcome: C (Clinical & technical areas of study), D (Ethical and legal issues)