Dental Sedation Courses

Dental Arch

Dental Arch- a fully accredited college providing Post graduation in Oral Health Education.

Our Dental Sedation Course is a very useful study, which will take students 8 months to fully complete. GDC (General Dental Council) registered Dentists will be able to improve and expand their dental ability.

 Students who take part in this dental sedation course will be able to put a patient under sedation and be able to recognize and manage the potential side effects of these sedatives. The Dental Sedation course will cover topics in accordance with the NEBDN (National Examining Board for Dental Nurses) curriculum.

Our course will take place in our Winchester and London venues. And will cost the learner £595 to take part in, as well as the exam fee itself. All of our courses will be led by experienced, fully qualified, and skilled dental care professionals. Apply online today using our online application form, or feel free to give us a call on 07577 437748.

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Location Dates in 2022 Venue Cost
January and July
Bradbury House, Durngate, Winchester- SO23 8DX
£ 595 + Exam fee
154 Field End road, Ruislip, Pinner – HA5 1RH
£ 595 + Exam fee
Duration of course – 8 months
Classes are held on every First Saturday of the month from 2:00 pm

Why take part in our Dental Sedation Course?

Whether you’re just qualified or you’re looking to expand your dental capability, taking part in our Dental Sedation Course is the perfect next step for you. 

This qualification will help you to learn the required skills to sedate a patient and understand situations where this may be necessary. 

Dental Sedation is a very specialist practice but it is very important to understand and can benefit the nurse greatly. This course can open up many opportunities for you as a dentist. Sitting this class first can benefit you greatly, and can help to improve your Dental portfolio.

Course Objectives

This course will cover everything you need to know about one of the most essential elements of modern dentistry. With the number of patients suffering from phobias and dental anxiety rising, it is difficult to perform some dental practices safely on patients. 

Conscious sedation, however, now enables numerous patients to access dental care that they may otherwise refuse. Dental Sedation involves the administration of sedative drugs. These can either be taken orally, inhaled, or injected. 

The dental nurse or practitioner must be able to recognize and manage the potential side effects of these sedatives. Assisting in the care of patients under conscious sedation is an additional skill under the GDC’s ‘Scope of Practice’. To pass, registrants must be able to demonstrate that they have the theoretical knowledge and competent practical skills in Dental Sedation. 

Currently, only 10% of dental nurses working with sedation hold a relevant qualification. Candidates are required to record their clinical experience in Sedation Dentistry, with an RoC (Record of Competence). 

The four sections of the RoC include:

Practical Competence Assessment Sheets (PCAS)

Case studies

Directly Observed Clinical Skills (DOCS) Assessments

Supplementary outcomes


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Frequently Asked Questions

No, the anaesthetic used in Dental Sedation is designed to effectively numb the mouth so that any procedures can feel comfortable and pain-free for the patient. 

Sedation is used to relax the patient and help reduce pain or anxiety. Patients can expect to feel calm and relaxed, as well as slightly groggy in some cases.

People may experience anxiety for many reasons. This could be due to past trauma in dental or other healthcare-related environments. 

Other traumatic experiences, such as head and neck injuries can spark dental anxiety. Abuse or other mental health issues such as depression and PTSD can also cause anxiety.

A very common form of Dental Sedation is nitrous oxide, also known as laughing gas, this is a substance that you breathe in, in order to feel sedated, other methods involve anesthetic injections in the gums and mouth or even swallowable pills that are taken hours before the procedure takes place.

Most people will be sedated at the dentist if their anxiety is preventing them from having a procedure done, as the sedation may help to relax them before the procedure takes place. 

If there is going to be a procedure that could be painful or uncomfortable to the patient, dentists are likely to offer sedation before the procedure begins.

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