Postgrad.Dip. Conscious Sedation in Dentistry (P.Grad.Dip)

  • On Campus
  • 18 months
  • EUR14500 Year (Non-EEA)
  • English (Find a course)
Trinity College Dublin | Dublin, Ireland
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.

Description of Conscious Sedation in Dentistry (P.Grad.Dip)


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.

Detailed Course Facts

Application deadline 28th February
Tuition fee
  • EUR 14500 Year (Non-EEA)
  • EUR 7250 Year (EEA)
Start date July  2016
Duration full-time 18 months
Delivery mode On Campus
Educational variant Part-time
Intensity Flexible

Course Content

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.

Requirements for Conscious Sedation in 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 a two-year period of general professional training that a student would already have undergone. Applicants must have evidence of satisfactory seroconversion for protection against Hepatitis B. Applicants will also be required to undergo Garda (Police) Vetting.

Work Experience for Conscious Sedation in Dentistry (P.Grad.Dip)

No work experience is required.

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