This programme will provide dental practitioners with the skills and knowledge required to provide a conscious sedation service within their practice. The online courses run over a period of 5 weeks, with participation in online discussion boards and journal club expected. Students are strongly encouraged to maintain a reflective personal journal of their clinical experience alongside a sedation logbook as they progress through the programme.
Applicants should be aware that there is significant time commitment not only to the clinical days which are once a month hosted at the Edinburgh Dental Institute, but also to the online learning material and tasks which are estimated to take at least 10 hours per week.
The course is taught and run by dental staff experienced in dental sedation, with some visiting guest lecturers.
A primary dental qualification (such as a Bachelor of Dental Surgery), or its international equivalent, plus a minimum of one years’ experience post-qualification.
All successful applicants will be required to gain Occupational Health clearance prior to commencing any clinical work.
Applications are not accepted from candidates who do not have full registration with the General Dental Council.
You will require a satisfactory criminal record check from Disclosure Scotland to show that you are suitable for this type of course. Contact Disclosure Scotland for details on the type you would need.
Distance and Flexible learning
College of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine
Edinburgh Medical School