Sedation in Wales: a questionnaire.Br Dent J. 2006 Oct 07; 201(7):453-6.BD
To identify the current provision of sedation in primary dental care in Wales.
Postal questionnaire survey.
SUBJECTS AND MATERIALS
Questionnaires were sent to all dentists appearing on the Dentists Register with addresses in Wales (n = 1374). The questionnaires sought details on personal status, use of and training in conscious sedation techniques.
In total 951 (69%) questionnaires were returned, 720 (90%) respondents worked in a primary dental care setting. Only 87 (12.1%) primary care dentists offered some form of sedation.
The provision of conscious sedation services in primary dental care in Wales is poor.