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Conscious sedation services provided in secondary care for restorative dentistry in the UK: a survey.
Br Dent J. 2005 May 28; 198(10):631-5; discussion 625.BD

Abstract

OBJECTIVES

To assess the views of consultants in restorative dentistry on sedation services in secondary care for restorative dentistry and their involvement in the provision of this.

DESIGN

Postal questionnaire survey in the UK.

SETTING

Consultants in restorative dentistry.

RESULTS

There was an 80% response rate from 179 consultants. Among consultants in restorative dentistry there was a perceived need for sedation services in restorative dentistry within NHS hospitals other than for teaching purposes. Anxiety and level of trauma of dental treatment affected whether consultants felt it appropriate for patients to have such treatment under sedation. One third (48) of consultants treated patients under conscious sedation, a significant number of these held NHS posts and had graduated more recently. Of those (41) who provided treatment under conscious sedation in an NHS setting, most (38, 93%) provided treatment under intravenous sedation of whom only eight (21%) acted as operator/sedationist. Nearly all consultants (135, 94%) felt that specialist registrars in restorative dentistry should undergo some form of training in sedation.

CONCLUSIONS

Although consultants in restorative dentistry recognise the need for training in and the provision of sedation in secondary care for restorative dentistry, only one third of respondents currently provide this service.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Department of Restoration and Special Care Dentistry, GKT Dental Institute, Floor 26 Guy's Tower, London SE1 9RT, UK.No affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

15920597

Citation

Morgan, C L., and A M. Skelly. "Conscious Sedation Services Provided in Secondary Care for Restorative Dentistry in the UK: a Survey." British Dental Journal, vol. 198, no. 10, 2005, pp. 631-5; discussion 625.
Morgan CL, Skelly AM. Conscious sedation services provided in secondary care for restorative dentistry in the UK: a survey. Br Dent J. 2005;198(10):631-5; discussion 625.
Morgan, C. L., & Skelly, A. M. (2005). Conscious sedation services provided in secondary care for restorative dentistry in the UK: a survey. British Dental Journal, 198(10), 631-5; discussion 625.
Morgan CL, Skelly AM. Conscious Sedation Services Provided in Secondary Care for Restorative Dentistry in the UK: a Survey. Br Dent J. 2005 May 28;198(10):631-5; discussion 625. PubMed PMID: 15920597.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Conscious sedation services provided in secondary care for restorative dentistry in the UK: a survey. AU - Morgan,C L, AU - Skelly,A M, PY - 2003/12/01/received PY - 2004/04/07/accepted PY - 2005/5/28/pubmed PY - 2005/6/23/medline PY - 2005/5/28/entrez SP - 631-5; discussion 625 JF - British dental journal JO - Br Dent J VL - 198 IS - 10 N2 - OBJECTIVES: To assess the views of consultants in restorative dentistry on sedation services in secondary care for restorative dentistry and their involvement in the provision of this. DESIGN: Postal questionnaire survey in the UK. SETTING: Consultants in restorative dentistry. RESULTS: There was an 80% response rate from 179 consultants. Among consultants in restorative dentistry there was a perceived need for sedation services in restorative dentistry within NHS hospitals other than for teaching purposes. Anxiety and level of trauma of dental treatment affected whether consultants felt it appropriate for patients to have such treatment under sedation. One third (48) of consultants treated patients under conscious sedation, a significant number of these held NHS posts and had graduated more recently. Of those (41) who provided treatment under conscious sedation in an NHS setting, most (38, 93%) provided treatment under intravenous sedation of whom only eight (21%) acted as operator/sedationist. Nearly all consultants (135, 94%) felt that specialist registrars in restorative dentistry should undergo some form of training in sedation. CONCLUSIONS: Although consultants in restorative dentistry recognise the need for training in and the provision of sedation in secondary care for restorative dentistry, only one third of respondents currently provide this service. SN - 0007-0610 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/15920597/Conscious_sedation_services_provided_in_secondary_care_for_restorative_dentistry_in_the_UK:_a_survey_ L2 - https://doi.org/10.1038/sj.bdj.4812352 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -