december, 2021

This is a repeating event

202109dec9:00 am4:30 pmAnxiety Control in Dentistry9:00 am - 4:30 pm(GMT+11:00) View in my timeCentre for Professional Development Event Organized By: ADA NSW Centre for Professional Development Discipline:SedationFormat:Hands-on,In-Person

Anxiety Control in Dentistry

Event Details

Psychosedation, Oral Sedation and Nitrous Oxide

Many of our patients are quite anxious about seeking and receiving dental treatment. It may lead to some people avoiding dental care completely until excruciating pain gives them no choice. Dentists should be able to provide alternatives to control a patient’s anxiety and to assist them to receive treatment.

This course will cover a spectrum of anxiety-relieving alternatives. It will give the caring dentist a selection of anxiolytic techniques that can be offered to their patients including psychosedation, oral sedation and nitrous oxide sedation.

All participants will have the opportunity to administer and experience the full range of effects of relative analgesia using nitrous oxide-oxygen, and, after completing the course, will feel confident in setting up and administering this agent.

Topics include

  • The basics of fear and anxiety in the dental office
  • The utilisation of psychosedation techniques
  • Review of Basic Life Support
  • The utilisation of oral sedation
    • Relevant pharmacology, administration and monitoring
    • Indications/contraindications
    • Managing complications
  • The utilisation of nitrous oxide sedation
    • Relevant pharmacology, administration and monitoring
    • Indications/contraindications
    • Managing complications

Learning Objectives

  • Gain an understanding of the key causes of fear and anxiety in our patients
  • Understand basic psychosedation techniques and be able to apply them
  • Revise Basic Life Support
  • Understand pharmacodynamics and pharmacokinetics, advantages/disadvantages, indications/contra-indications of oral sedation and nitrous oxide sedation
  • Gain confidence in utilising oral sedation and nitrous oxide sedation

Other Information

During the practical session, participants will work in groups and learn both slow and fast nitrous oxide-oxygen induction techniques. It is essential that all participants wishing to perform any procedure on a colleague in a learning environment are registered dental professionals in Australia.


Speakers for this event

  • Dr Steven Parker

    Dr Steven Parker

    BDSc (Hons), Grad Dip Clin Dent (Oral Surgery), Grad Dip Clin Dent (Conscious Sedation & Pain Control), FICD

    Dr Steven Parker completed his Dental degree (with honours) at the University of Queensland in 1985. He has since completed postgraduate diplomas in both oral surgery (Otago University 1997) and sedation and pain control (University of Sydney 2000). Steven operates a referral based oral surgical practice in North West Sydney where he provides treatment under General Anaesthesia, Intra-venous sedation, Inhalation sedation and Local Anaesthesia. He also provides IV sedation services to Dental Practices for nervous and phobic patients. Steven has been involved in post-graduate training and continuing education for over a decade and has lectured widely throughout Australia and overseas. He also gives practical courses on Advanced Local Anaesthesia and Everyday Oral Surgery for General Practitioners.

    URL https://lakeviewprivate.com.au/specialist/dr-steven-parker/

    BDSc (Hons), Grad Dip Clin Dent (Oral Surgery), Grad Dip Clin Dent (Conscious Sedation & Pain Control), FICD


ADA NSW Centre for Professional DevelopmentOur advocacy for members ensures we stay united as a profession, securing the profile, funding, support and recognition to allow us to continue advancing dentistry. As a not-for-profit organisation led by dentists for dentists, our remit is to deliver value to members and we do this in six key ways: Advocacy The strongest professions are those that are well represented Continuing Professional Development Providing comprehensive and respected CPD in world class facilities Networking and Connections Mentorship, events, local divisions and study groups Professional and Peer Advice On dento-legal matters, compliance, practice management, HR, IR, pharma News and Filtering We deliver what dentists need to know, when they need to know it Lifestyle and Benefits It's not all business. We incorporate social events and lifestyle benefits[email protected] Level 1, 1 Atchison Street, St Leonards NSW 2065


(Thursday) 9:00 am - 4:30 pm(GMT+11:00) View in my time

Future Event Times in this Repeating Event Series

february 25, 2022 9:00 am - february 25, 2022 4:30 pmseptember 23, 2022 9:00 am - september 23, 2022 4:30 pm

CPD Hours



Non-Member Dentist – $1188.00, ADA Member Dentist – $990.00, Hygienist / Therapist / Prosthetist – $990.00, Member of another ADA State – $990.00, Recent Grads – $792.00, and Dental Team – $250.00

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