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Assessment for Dental General Anaesthesia

Speciality Classification
Oral Health
Time / Duration
20 minutes
Subject matter expert
eLearning for Healthcare
Endorsed By
Faculty of Dental Surgery,elfh,NHS

This session will outline the steps required in patient assessment for dental general anaesthesia.

Learning objectives

By the end of this session you should be able to:

  • list the risks and benefits of dental treatment under general anaesthesia and discuss the importance of patient assessment
  • describe the type of information patients require prior to consenting to dental general anaesthesia
  • describe patient preparation prior to dental general anaesthesia

Where dental general anaesthesia (DGA) is to be provided, it is essential to ensure appropriate procedures are adhered to in order to reduce risk and optimise patient care. Patients must be adequately assessed for their suitability for GA and full and appropriate information must be given to the patient or their carer, prior to written consent being obtained for the procedure.

Entry Requirements / Prerequisites

Before commencing this session you should have completed the following eDen sessions in Module 3 Anxiety and pain control in dentistry:

  • Overview of conscious sedation/Patient assessment for conscious sedation (141-0146)
  • General anaesthesia/Professional guidelines for dental general anaesthesia (141-0155)
Instructors / Speakers
Kathy Wilson BDS PhD MSc MFDS (RCS Edin) DDPH (RCS Eng),
Associate Specialist in Dental Sedation, e-Den Module Editor for Module 3

Dr Kathy Wilson is an Associate Specialist in Dental Sedation at Newcastle Dental Hospital.

Currently lecturing in the field of dental sedation and special care dentistry at undergraduate and postgraduate level, Kathy has extensive clinical experience in management of the anxious dental patient.

Kathy is also part of the Module Editorial Team at e-Den, and is Module Editor for Module 3 Anxiety and Pain Control in Dentistry.

Assessment for Dental General Anaesthesia
Speciality Classification
Interest Areas / Topics Covered
Dental, -- DENTAL --
Provider Type
Education Provider
Time / Duration
20 minutes
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