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 course leads to the award of Postgraduate Diploma in Conscious Sedation in Dentistry.
For more information, please visit the programme website.
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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.
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