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Principles of Inhalation 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 describes the principles of inhalation sedation for the anxious dental patient, including indications for use, advantages and disadvantages, patient assessment and administration for dental treatment. It also highlights the management of sedation-related complications.

Learning objectives

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

  • list the indications and contraindications for inhalation sedation
  • list the advantages and disadvantages of inhalation sedation
  • describe the patient management process for inhalation sedation
  • explain how to administer inhalation sedation to a dental patient
  • explain how over sedation should be managed

Inhalation sedation with nitrous oxide and oxygen is one of the recognised standard techniques of conscious sedation in the UK. It is easy to administer, has a wide safety margin, a rapid onset and recovery and is well accepted by the majority of patients.

Entry Requirements / Prerequisites

Before commencing this session you should have:

  • completed the eDen session Anxiety and pain control in dentistry/Non-pharmacological anxiety management/Behavioural management techniques in the anxious patient (141-0139)
  • completed the eDen session Anxiety and pain control in dentistry/Inhalation sedation/Pharmacology of nitrous oxide (141-0145)
  • knowledge of assessment of patients for conscious sedation
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.

Principles of Inhalation 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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