december, 2021

202111dec8:00 am4:30 pmDental Sedation Refresher Course8:00 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

Dental Sedation Refresher Course

Event Details

This is an annual refresher course for those who are already endorsed, conscious sedation practitioners. This course focuses on improving the day-to-day practice of IV and other sedation by providing dental sedationists with information on changes in sedation practice, pharmacology and techniques. It provides you and your registered nurse the opportunity to manage sedation and its associated emergencies in a controlled environment using simulation.

The assessment also confirms correct techniques in the preparation and conduct of sedation and the management of adverse events including the use of basic and advanced life support in the management of respiratory and cardiac arrest. 

The course operates under Chatham House rules and no assessment materials other than the final results are retained by the course managers. All audiovisual material is deleted at the end of the course during the final course wrap up.

This course has been approved by the Dental Board of Australia.

Designed For

Endorsed conscious sedation practitioners

Learning Objectives

  • To maintain and upgrade the knowledge and skills of qualified and practicing dental sedationists in sedation practice within dental surgery
  • Espouse risk management approach and teamwork in the provision of sedation to dental patients 
  • Practice the sedationist in the management of adverse events using high grade simulation before assessing the sedationist’s capacity to safely select patients for sedation
  • Identify the risks associated with underlying medical complications; and 
  • Undertake safe sedation in the appropriate setting to meet the assessed risks presented by the patient’s physical state


A good understanding of emergency resuscitation techniques forms a pre-requisite to this course as participants are required to demonstrate competency in CPR, airway management and the use IV. IM and oral medications during the training. 

Pre-reading will be sent out two weeks prior to the course starting

Other Information

Referring dentists attending with their sedationist register at a special rate of $400. Contact [email protected] for registration details.


Speakers for this event

  • Dr John Fahey

    Dr John Fahey


    Dr John Fahey (PhD) has over forty years experience in emergency medicine and pre-hospital care. This has enabled John to develop a number of courses in modern pre-hospital emergency medical care for the dental industry and the professions. These courses combine simplicity and advanced techniques in a comprehensive package designed for specific industries and workplaces and for medical personnel such as ambulance officers, industrial paramedics and for dental and medical professionals. Many of these courses are now regarded as industry standards.

    URL https://www.adansw.com.au/CPD/CPD-Presenters/John


  • Dr Jonothon Brock

    Dr Jonothon Brock

    Specialist Anaesthetist

    Dr Jonothon Brock is a specialist anaesthetist based predominately at Royal North Shore Hospital. He is the current Head of Anaesthetic Department at Mona Vale Hospital and has been an instructor for the Emergency Management of Anaesthetic Crisis (EMAC) course for the past 7 years. His interests include high fidelity simulation training and emergency airway rescue; of which he has presented nationally and internationally.

    Specialist Anaesthetist


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


(Saturday) 8:00 am - 4:30 pm(GMT+11:00) View in my time

CPD Hours



Non-Member Dentist -$1020.00 ,ADA Member Dentist -$850.00, Member of another ADA State -$850.00, Recent Grads- $680.00, and Dental Team -$250.00

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