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At this consultation, we will require further information about your practice and the dental team to ensure compliance with CQC and current sedation guidelines. We can offer advice and guide you through this process to ensure the necessary equipment, policies and procedures are in place for us to provide safe sedation. Your dental practice will need to notify your CQC officer that you intend to start offering IV sedation in your clinic via a mobile provider.
The Royal College of Surgeons recommends that all staff members present during sedation procedures have ILS (Immediate Life Support) training. We can recommend face-to-face training and interactive courses so that your team have the necessary annual training.
After the consultation, we will provide recommendations and if necessary, advise you on the compulsory adaptations required in order to provide a safe service for your patients.
After we have carried out our compliance checks, we can go ahead with providing safe sedation services in your practice.
Now that your practice is set out to provide safe care with us on board, we can arrange appointments easily through our team at Dental Sedation Solutions and send referrals quickly and easily through our online referrals.
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Offer safe sedation services in-house at the comfort of your surgery. Avoid lengthy waiting lists for referring treatments for IV Sedation and General Anaesthetic.
We will make sure that your patient receives only the best quality of care and we are flexible with 7-day availability to suit you and your patients' needs.
We ensure that your patient is comfortable and cooperative during treatments, this is especially useful during complex treatments such as implants and oral surgery where good compliance is necessary.
Our team will work closely with you and your patient to give both the best clinical experience during difficult treatments.
Many patients who are good candidates for sedation avoid treatment due to the limited access to sedation in dentistry. From waiting times to limitations of what the NHS can offer, many people simply do not know that sedation services are readily available in routine dental practices. We have been providing safe mobile sedation services across the UK since 2014.
If you have a patient who expresses their anxieties about any dental treatment (from simple to complex), we have provided further information below to help you assess if your patient is suitable.
Typically, good candidates for IV sedation include:
If dental anxiety prevents your patients from receiving the treatment they need, inform them of their options for relaxing and comfortable oral care.
We can only treat patients who are ASA I or II. Patients who are older or have significant medical conditions may not be suitable. Please see the ASA classification system below as this will help you to assess your patient.
Please feel free to contact us if you have any queries.
Our team has a reputation built on providing quality dental care, catering specifically for nervous patients.
We are proud to be a mobile sedation service with more than 75 general and specialist dental clinics across the North West entrusting their patients’ dental care to us.
Capnography is the non-invasive measurement of the partial pressure of CO2 during inspiration and expiration from a patient's breath.
Many dental sedationists are traditionally not trained in using and interpreting capnography nor are they equipped with capnography in general practice.
We have implemented the use of capnography and have provided comprehensive training for our team, we use capnography for most of our sedation services.
Capnography is NOT mandatory in simple dental sedation but there appears to be a move towards its use and it is recommended in some anaesthetic guidelines.
Our team is dedicated to continued learning and undertakes regular seminars, CPD events and team-based training. Always keeping up to date with the latest guidelines and legislation is crucial.
Our team provides professional mobile sedation services 7 days a week.
We offer in-house training for the dental team. Our sedationists are accredited trainers and provide one-to-one mentoring for dentists training towards their dental sedation training competency.
Our aim is to help you provide high-quality sedation services for your patients in your own practice efficiently and effectively - avoiding long waiting times or external referrals.
From consent forms to information about the types of anaesthetic we use, we will provide you with comprehensive information once your practice is set up with our services.
We provide one-to-one training and mentoring for Dentists and Dental Nurses who have attended a theoretical accredited sedation course within the last year.
Please contact us if you have any questions or queries that you cannot find on here
We offer simple and advanced sedation methods to suit all patient needs.
Conscious sedation in dentistry is often used for:
The length of the sedation appointment is determined by the estimated time given by the dentist who is treating the patient and after a medical assessment performed at the pre-operative consultation with the sedationist or nurse
Midazolam-only sedations do not provide any analgesia and cannot be target-controlled to provide smooth sedation over several hours. Simple techniques are best used for short simple dental procedures. Having a multi-drug sedation with an opiate-based medication and/or Propofol means a slightly deeper level of sedation can be achieved and maintained with the added benefit of better pain control for complex lengthy procedures. The patient will have a better quality of conscious sedation and the use of Propofol means a much quicker recovery time. However, midazolam on its own is very effective for most routine dental work and is the most commonly used agent in dental sedation. We advocate using the simplest and safest technique with a tailored plan for each individual.
No, we provide mild and moderate conscious sedation as permitted in the UK. During conscious sedation, the patient is able to communicate and maintain their protective reflexes. Patients often forget a lot about their treatment due to the amnesic effect of the medications. They often feel like they have been asleep.
Patients who are healthy and have well-controlled medical conditions e.g. diabetes, hypertension, and asthma are suitable for sedation (ASA I and II).
Patients with significant or uncontrolled conditions e.g. severe heart disease, morbid obesity need to be assessed on a case-by-case basis. Patients with complex conditions may require optimisation before they can safely have sedation in a dental practice. This may require leasing with other medical health care professionals
If you are unsure if your patient is suitable, please do not hesitate to get in touch.
Each session is a minimum of 90 minutes. It takes 10-15 minutes to induce the sedation. The patient will need 1 hour to recover fully from the sedation. This can be in the dental chair or a private recovery area where they will need close observation as the effects of the sedative wear off.
Fees differ between sedationists and location, we will advise you of an estimated hourly charge depending on the treatment and sedation technique required.
Please quote all fees to the patient beforehand and a valid estimate will be provided after the pre-op assessment.
If we are visiting your practice, please ensure the patient has paid before treatment starts as they must not be asked to make payments after a sedative has been administered.
Under the IACSD guidelines, it is not a requirement for you or your dental nurse to be sedation trained and qualified.
However, you and your nurse will require sedation-related CPD and valid immediate life support (ILS) training - we will check validity once you sign up to use our services and give advice on further non-compulsory training suggestions,
The Sedationist is the sedation-trained person. We can provide a sedation-trained nurse to attend to support the dentist or seditionist if necessary.
The Royal College of Surgeons of England has provided further FAQs on Standards for Conscious Sedation here.