Conscious Sedation in Dentistry
Conscious Sedation for Dentistry (P.Grad. Dip)
Applicants must possess a dental degree, which is registerable with the Dental Council in Ireland. Entry to training in conscious sedation in dentistry would normally follow, as a minimum, a two year period of professional training. Applicants must have evidence of satisfactory seroconversion for protection against Hepatitis B. New regulations require testing for Hepatitis C for new entrants to the HSE in the future. Applicants will be required to undergo Garda (Police) Vetting.
The course runs over 18 months, part-time leading to a Postgraduate Diploma in Conscious Sedation in Dentistry awarded by University of Dublin, Trinity College and is a registerable qualification with the Dental Council.
30th September for January 2013 intake.
(2013/2014) EU residents €7,250/Non EU residents €14,500
Dublin Dental University Hospital
Ms. Catherine Creagh, Administrator, Dublin Dental University Hospital. Tel 00353-1-612 7354
The Course Directors are Professor June Nunn and Professor Leo Stassen. The Course Co-ordinator is Dr Mary Clarke and the Course Administrator is Ms Catherine Creagh.
About the programme
The Course is aimed at primary care dental practitioners providing support for those patients with dental anxiety and undertaking dentistry in a safe, effective and anxiety free manner.
It also aims to provide a recognised education and training programme that will equip dentists with the knowledge, skills and experience to safely and independently use conscious sedation techniques in their own clinics. The objectives of the course are to provide:
- A comprehensive education in clinical practice of conscious sedation, anxiety and pain control for patients in the theoretical principles.
- Development of an ability to critically analyze and apply the findings of the professional literature.
Candidates for the course have to attend a total of 11 didactic days and a minimum of 20 clinical sessions (10 days). The course is divided into 7 modules, each having specific aims and learning outcomes. There are elements of direct contact teaching, self-directed learning, clinical practice and associated assignments for each module. Assessment is by written and oral work, clinical attachments, literature dissertation and portfolio of work.
Format & assessment
A comprehensive education in the theoretical principles of conscious sedation, anxiety and pain control will be taught and clinical skills will be developed.
Closing date for entry to the course in January 2013 is 30th September 2012. We will be shortlisting by the middle of October and interviewing in the first two weeks of November. Applications must be made online through www.tcd.ie/courses/postgraduate/az/course.php?id=DPDDE-CSED-1P01