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Intravenous sedation (IV sedation) in the treatment of nervous dental patients, dental phobia sufferers, anxiety management. Includes conscious sedation experiences, drugs used, and contraindications.
If a dentist intends for the patient to only reach anxiolysis – which does not require a permit to administer – but the patient accidentally slips into the state of conscious sedation, the dentist will be held responsible for being permitted to the level of sedation that is actually achieved, regardless of intention. Due to this requirement, it would be wise for dentists to be prepared for a patient slipping into a level of sedation that may not have been intended.
This site is aimed at those who teach Dental Sedation together with Pain and Anxiety Control. The group provides a forum for all individuals who are interested in the teaching of conscious sedation in dentistry. The membership includes dental and medical practitioners and nurses from academia, hospital, community and general practice