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Medico-legal Considerations Associated with Conscious Sedation course for Dental Practice

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 consider consent, standards of practice and professional conduct in relation to conscious sedation for dentistry.

Learning objectives

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

  • explain the principles of consent for conscious sedation in dentistry
  • describe the importance of appropriate standards of practice for conscious sedation
  • discuss the need for the presence of a second appropriately trained person to assist the clinician
  • list situations where, during the provision of conscious sedation, care and treatment may fall below an acceptable standard
  • list 4 concerns regarding the provision of sedation which have been raised by the General Dental Council Professional Conduct Committee

It is essential for those working in the healthcare professions to have a sound understanding of the legal principles which govern their practice. Within the field of conscious sedation, knowledge of regulatory, statutory and ethical standards is essential.

Entry Requirements / Prerequisites

Before commencing this session you should have:

  • knowledge of ‘Reference guide to consent for examination or treatment'. 2nd edn. London: Department of Health, 2009. 
  • completed the following eDen sessions in Module 3 Anxiety and pain control in dentistry:
    • Overview of conscious sedation/Professional guidelines for conscious sedation in dental practice (141-0140)
    • Overview of conscious sedation/Patient assessment for conscious sedation (141-0146)
    • Inhalation sedation/Principles of inhalation sedation (141-0147)
    • Intravenous sedation/Principles of intravenous sedation (141-0149)
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.

Medico-legal Considerations Associated with Conscious Sedation course for Dental Practice
Speciality Classification
Interest Areas / Topics Covered
Dental, -- DENTAL --
Provider Type
Education Provider
Time / Duration
20 minutes
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