We have provided everything you require to offer sedation in your dental practice.
From consent forms to information about the types of anaesthetic we use, you will find a comprehensive source of information here on these pages. If there is anything else you would like to know about please contact our team and we will be able to help. Our desire is to help you provide sedation services for your patients in your own practice simply and straightforwardly.
Our patient facing website www.dentistanxiety.co.uk also provides a wealth of information for patients requiring dental care.
Patients can search for a suitable practice or make contact with us to we can put them in touch with you. We also provide extensive information for patients who may be searching for a solution to their dental problems. Often they really struggle to access the services they require, our aim is to simplify this procedure as much as possible and help patients receive the care they deserve.
Every practice we visit is then listed on our website, including a free link to their own site. Contact us for details
Fees differ between sedationists and location, please see each individuals page for their fee guide.
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.
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.
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 the patient has a printed version of our consent form, again available in the resources section.
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.
Bring someone responsible with you who can take you home (don’t get a taxi!)
Don’t fast beforehand
Don’t do anything responsible the rest of the day like driving, spending money or looking after children on your own.
Do make sure you’ve read, understood and signed the sedation consent form before treatment.
We’ve done cases up to 4 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!
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.