Below you will find answers to the most common questions you may have about UK Sedation. Also, please feel free to check out our Introduction Video. If you still can not find the answer you are looking for, just Contact Us!
We charge £295 for the first hour and £100 for every subsequent 30 mins or part thereof.
Please quote all fees to the patient.
The practice in invoiced directly following treatment and payment can be made online or via BACS.
Make sure the patient has paid before treatment starts as it’s not a great idea to take payment when they are in recovery.
We use Midazolam and Remimazolam based sedation for the majority of our cases, from short extractions to full mouth implants including zygomatics, in our many cases we have had excellent results with high degrees of patient satisfaction.
According to the IACSD standards for Sedation in Dentistry, advanced sedation is reserved for cases where simple sedation is not successful. We can’t do advanced sedation based on the preferences of the dentist or the sedationist. We need to stay as safe as possible.
Our philosophies are:
There are many complex implant cases carried out in the UK without sedation and with effective local anaesthetic there isn’t a reason for those cases to be painful for the patient. Sedation with BDZs can make most of the treatment easier for patients, often forgettable.
Sedation has to be safe and BDZs have a great track record
Complex surgical cases shouldn’t be made even more complex by using complex or deep sedation where airway reflexes are reduced, more chance of aspiration and more chance of cardiovascular issues. We have proved over the last few years that great results can be achieved with simple sedation.
Remimazolam is a very useful tool to extend cases with good amnesic qualities as well as creating a controllable depth of sedation. We are finding it similar in kinetics to Propofol.
The lead dentist needs to justify the use of sedation as much as the sedationist. The dentist is equally responsible for the sedation care of the patients. Sedation must be safe and patient led.
95% of patients respond beautifully to BDZs but 5% don’t and require more advanced sedation treatment.
If you feel like you need more advanced sedation for your patients then talk to us first about our successes in sedating for complex dentistry.
Each session is a minimum of one hour. It takes 10-15 minutes to induce the sedation. The patient will need to be in the chair for an hour at least, or transferred to a private recovery area after treatment is finished.
We treat all adult patients over 18 years old that are ASA 1 or 2 (fit and well or with a well controlled chronic illness). Sometimes if patients are borderline ASA 3, just drop us an email if there any questions.
Simply register first to ensure that we cover your area. Once confirmation comes through and you have received your welcome pack, simply book online using the live diary.
Have a look at our Dentist video in the resources section of this website first to find out what to discuss with patients.
Ensure that you have done the patient assessment at https://uksedation.com/resources/
We will organise a chat beforehand with the patient and organise written and verbal consent.
Your sedationist will do a preoperative assessment on the day of the appointment.
The easiest thing to do is to show them the preop video in the resources section.
Sedation in not the same as a general anaesthetic, they won’t be asleep, just relaxed.
Bring someone responsible with you who can take you home (don’t get a taxi!)
Don’t fast beforehand unless advised
Don’t do anything responsible the rest of the day like driving, spending money or looking after children on your own.
We’ve done cases up to 9 hours before so if you need something special, just email us to discuss. Alternatively find a day when both am and pm session are available and book both!
When you book a slot, you will get a confirmation email which has links to change or cancel the appointment.
if not, then just the chatbot on the homepage!
In rare circumstances, we can’t find a vein or the patient is unsuitable for treatment. Sometimes we can use Intranasal or Oral sedation but need to have venous access for that. If we really can’t sedate then the patient is refunded the full sedation cost there and then.
According to the IACSD standards 2020, all members of the dental team treating the sedated patient need to have ILS training or equivalent. Equivalent means BLS+AED+Airway and Management of sedation complications (free CPD course on our website) – CLICK HERE
All compliance information about the sedationist will be provided with every booking.
We encourage all practices to use a Safe Sedation risk assessment and we have one available to download from the resources section – CLICK HERE
As we are operating as Dedicated Sedationist, it is not necessary for other dental personnel to be sedation trained.
If you have any questions at all, don’t hesitate to email us or direct message us via facebook