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A survey to assess the provision of conscious sedation by general dental practitioners in the Republic of Ireland.
J Ir Dent Assoc. 2011 Apr-May; 57(2):99-106.JI

Abstract

AIM

To quantify and qualify how conscious sedation was used in general dental practice before the introduction of formal sedation teaching in the Republic of Ireland.

OBJECTIVES

1. To determine the extent of use of oral, inhalational and intravenous sedation; 2. to determine the training and experience of general dental practitioners providing conscious sedation; 3. to determine the perceived barriers to the practice of conscious sedation; and, 4. to gauge the level of interest in a postgraduate course in conscious sedation.

METHOD

Postal questionnaire sent to one general practitioner in seven, selected randomly from the General Dental Council register, in 2007.

RESULTS

Seventy six percent of respondents agreed that the provision of conscious sedation in general dental practice is important. However, the current provision of inhalation and intravenous sedation by respondents is low in comparison to provision in the UK. The main barrier to the use of conscious sedation in general dental practice appears to be lack of availability of training.

CONCLUSIONS

The data from this study indicated the need for postgraduate training in conscious sedation in Ireland and a need for increased awareness of the Dental Council Code of Practice on sedation.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Dublin Dental School and Hospital, Lincoln Place, Dublin 2. VFisher@dental.tcd.ieNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Comparative Study
Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

21661637

Citation

Fisher, Veronica, et al. "A Survey to Assess the Provision of Conscious Sedation By General Dental Practitioners in the Republic of Ireland." Journal of the Irish Dental Association, vol. 57, no. 2, 2011, pp. 99-106.
Fisher V, Stassen LF, Nunn J. A survey to assess the provision of conscious sedation by general dental practitioners in the Republic of Ireland. J Ir Dent Assoc. 2011;57(2):99-106.
Fisher, V., Stassen, L. F., & Nunn, J. (2011). A survey to assess the provision of conscious sedation by general dental practitioners in the Republic of Ireland. Journal of the Irish Dental Association, 57(2), 99-106.
Fisher V, Stassen LF, Nunn J. A Survey to Assess the Provision of Conscious Sedation By General Dental Practitioners in the Republic of Ireland. J Ir Dent Assoc. 2011 Apr-May;57(2):99-106. PubMed PMID: 21661637.
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TY - JOUR T1 - A survey to assess the provision of conscious sedation by general dental practitioners in the Republic of Ireland. AU - Fisher,Veronica, AU - Stassen,Leo F A, AU - Nunn,June, PY - 2011/6/14/entrez PY - 2011/6/15/pubmed PY - 2011/6/29/medline SP - 99 EP - 106 JF - Journal of the Irish Dental Association JO - J Ir Dent Assoc VL - 57 IS - 2 N2 - AIM: To quantify and qualify how conscious sedation was used in general dental practice before the introduction of formal sedation teaching in the Republic of Ireland. OBJECTIVES: 1. To determine the extent of use of oral, inhalational and intravenous sedation; 2. to determine the training and experience of general dental practitioners providing conscious sedation; 3. to determine the perceived barriers to the practice of conscious sedation; and, 4. to gauge the level of interest in a postgraduate course in conscious sedation. METHOD: Postal questionnaire sent to one general practitioner in seven, selected randomly from the General Dental Council register, in 2007. RESULTS: Seventy six percent of respondents agreed that the provision of conscious sedation in general dental practice is important. However, the current provision of inhalation and intravenous sedation by respondents is low in comparison to provision in the UK. The main barrier to the use of conscious sedation in general dental practice appears to be lack of availability of training. CONCLUSIONS: The data from this study indicated the need for postgraduate training in conscious sedation in Ireland and a need for increased awareness of the Dental Council Code of Practice on sedation. SN - 0021-1133 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/21661637/A_survey_to_assess_the_provision_of_conscious_sedation_by_general_dental_practitioners_in_the_Republic_of_Ireland_ DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -