Current Sedation Mentoring Guidelines

To comply with the latest IACSD guidelines for new starters 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 conscious sedation courses 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: Sedation Mentor Centre

We are fortunate to be able to offer the opportunity to complete all of your supervised cases at one of our partnered sedation mentor centres in the South East of England. You have the option to attend on Mondays, Thursdays or Fridays and the dates are arranged with yourself to fit around your schedule. Supervising and Mentoring is one to one and we recommend you bring your dental nurse to have their cases signed off at the same time as yourself (for no additional fee). This is often by far the easiest, quickest and most cost effective way to complete your mentored cases and there is a set fee for this (not a daily rate and so this won't be affected if there are any no shows etc on the days you are there). For more information contact us today or email us on info@dentalsedationcourses.co.uk

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. 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 MUST approve your mentor as suitable prior to commencing the practical cases but there is no additional fee for this.

Option 3: Provided Sedation Mentor

We can arrange for one of our experienced IACSD accredited DSC mentors to supervise your cases, they will help you complete your logbook of cases, competencies, reflections and assessments as well as facilitate your final accreditation and certification.Our Diploma qualified experienced mentors will supervise you at your own practice sedating your own patients for a set day rate of £800-£1500 depending on location. Contact us here or on mentors@dentalsedationcourses.co.uk to discuss this further or arrange this.

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