Current Sedation Mentoring Guidelines

To comply with the latest IACSD guidelines for new starters or beginners in Conscious sedation in Dentistry, delegates must complete not only the didactic training but they must log 20 mentored clinical cases for IV sedation and 10 mentored clinical cases for inhalation sedation before they can operate independently. This is to ensure safe, confident and competent practice from the start. A minimum of 5 sedation assessments must also be evaluated by the clinical assessor. If you are new to sedation you cannot legally learn this technique from anyone other than an IACSD accredited course and you cannot be mentored by anyone that hasn't been IACSD approved. For this reason, to compliment our online didactic IV sedation course for beginners we have set up the DSC sedation mentoring scheme to make your training as simple as possible. You have 3 options for sedation mentoring...

OPTION 1: Provided DSC assessed sedation mentor scheme

Avail of one of our Sedation Diploma Experienced mentors We can arrange for an experienced Sedation Diploma qualified DSC mentor to supervise your cases. We maintain a Nationwide list of Experienced mentors who will not only mentor your IV or RA cases but will help you complete your logbook of cases, competencies, reflections and assessments as well as facilitate your final accreditation and certification. The fee for their mentorship and supervision ranges from £800-£1500 per day depending on location. We would suggest booking a minimum of 90 minutes per sedation for IV sedation cases and 45 minutes for RA sedation cases and to book relatively simple treatments so you can focus on the sedation aspect. Our mentors will work with you to ensure you are all set up to offer safe sedation in your practice. Inhalation cases would usually be supervised over the course of 2 days with total mentoring fees of £2000. IV cases over the course of 4-5 days with average mentoring fees of £4000

Option 2: Self provided DSC assessed sedation mentor scheme

If you would prefer to utilise a suitably experienced practitioner of your choosing then this is perfectly fine too. They must have completed an accredited training course themselves such as our course for New Starters and be experienced in conscious sedation. They must also be accredited by the IACSD at the Royal College of surgeons for which you can download an application form at the bottom of this page or we can email you one on request. You can arrange your own times and dates with the mentor and we will be on hand to advise and assess throughout.​ Any financial arrangements are between you and your mentor. We will need to approve your mentor as suitable prior to commencing the practical cases.

Option 3: All Inclusive Mentored Training

  • Unique option that will train you and your team from beginners to independent sedation providers which includes:

  • New starter 2 day online theory course for 1 dentist and upto 3 dental nurses!

  • 5 full days of mentoring in your own practice from a leading Diploma qualified sedation mentor to achieve your required mentored cases

  • Full assistance in completion of logbooks, directly observed clinical practice and competencies, practice assessments and case studies

  • Supply of reference textbooks, USB memory sticks, cannulation practice arm, downloadable templates and resources and assistance in setting up practice to offer sedation services safely

  • Supply of sedation and monitoring equipment from recommended equipment list including the pulse oximeter and blood pressure monitor which you will keep afterwards so you can just focus on the sedation itself. (you need to have your own medical emergency kit)

  • Final assessments and certifications for you and your team enabling you to offer and provide independent IV sedation services

  • 12 month access to online lectures and downloads for future reference.

  • the total fee for this service is just £7999 or we can arrange a bespoke package to meet your needs

  • NOTE: For Inhalation Sedation The Mentoring is completed over 2 full days and typical package fees are £2750; we will get you set up with all the equipment but you will purchase this separately to suit your needs

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