november, 2021

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202126nov9:00 am5:00 pmAnxiety Relief in the Dental Surgery9:00 am - 5:00 pm(GMT+08:00) View in my timeUWA Dental School Event Organized By: ADA WA Discipline:SedationFormat:Hands-on,In-Person

Anxiety Relief in the Dental Surgery

Event Details

Course Outline:

This course includes hands-on nitrous oxide sedation

Many of our patients are quite anxious about seeking and receiving dental treatment. In fact, 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 inhalation 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 & hypnotic techniques.
  • Review of Basic Life Support.
  • The utilisation of oral sedation.
  • The utilisation of nitrous oxide sedation.

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 feel confident utilising it in your practice.
  • Understand pharmacodynamics and pharmacokinetics, advantages / disadvantages, indications/contra-indications of nitrous oxide sedation and feel confident utilising it in your practice.


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 WAIn Western Australia, ADAWA is regarded as the recognised voice of dentistry. With around 92% of registered dentists and dental specialists across the private and public sectors as members, the Association provides a most effective representative body. ADAWA strives to promote the art and science of dentistry, to represent the profession and to provide services which promote the highest level of oral health in the community.[email protected] ADA House, 54-58 Havelock Street, West Perth, WA 6005


(Friday) 9:00 am - 5:00 pm(GMT+08:00) View in my time

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$902.00 – $1353.00

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