Anxiety Control in Dentistry

Overview

Psychosedation, Oral Sedation and Nitrous Oxide 

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 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 monitorin
    • 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 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


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.


Providers Terms

Payments

Delegate places in events are confirmed once full payment has been received. While credit card is the preferred method of payment, CPD will provide an invoice with 14-day payment terms to those participants who choose to pay by cheque. CPD reserves the right to apply a 10 percent surcharge for registrations made within three (3) business days of an event. (CPD accepts payment by Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Cheque, Direct Debit or Bank Cheque).


GST

All course fees include 10 percent GST in the total cost except where stated. All tax invoices will show CPD's ABN 34 000 021 232.


Delegate Cancellation

Cancellations of any event must be received in writing by email to [email protected] Substitution of delegates can occur at any time at no additional cost. Course fees or part thereof cannot be transferred to another event when cancellation occurs within two (2) weeks* of the original event. (*1 week equals 7 full days). CPD takes no responsibility for changes to delegate work commitments or personal circumstances.


Cancellation of Hands on Programs

For cancellations of hands-on program places made at least four (4) weeks* prior to the event in question, a credit note for the full course fee will be given to be used towards a future course. A credit note of 50 percent of the course fee will be given for cancellations of up to two (2) weeks* prior to the event. No credit will be given for cancellations made with less than two (2) weeks* notice. A $50 administration fee applies to ALL cancellations.


Cancellation of Lecture Programs

For cancellations of lecture program places made at least two (2) weeks* prior to the event in question, a credit note for the full course fee will be given to be used towards a future course. A credit note of 50 percent of the course fee will be given for cancellations up to one (1) week* prior to the event. No credit note will be given for cancellations made with less than one (1) weeks* notice. A $50 administration fee applies to ALL cancellations.


Failure to Attend

A delegate who fails to attend will be liable for 100 percent of the course fee.


Program Cancellation / Rescheduling

CPD takes all care to produce high quality program events that deliver as promised. All advertised details are correct at the time of publication. However when circumstances beyond our control prevail, CPD reserves the right to cancel, postpone, relocate or reschedule any program. If CPD exercises this option, CPD will employ reasonable endeavours to notify delegates as early as possible to minimise inconvenience. CPD will not accept any responsibility for travel and accommodation costs incurred by delegates. Where a refund is due to a delegate, a refund for the amount paid will be issued within 30 days of notification. In the case of program post-ponement or rescheduling, the delegate may choose to transfer the fee from the cancelled course to a future program of equal value. In this case these terms and conditions apply.

Tickets:
Dentists - ADA Member$926Select
Non Member $1,112Select
Contact Hours:

6.5 hrs

When:

Fri, 06 March 2020

Start Time:

9:00 AM

Duration:

1 Day

Format:

Lecture and Hands-on

Language:

English

Venue:

ADA NSW Centre for Professional Development

Address:
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1 Atchison St, St Leonards ,
Sydney, New South Wales,
Australia, 2065

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Speaker(s):
Steven parker

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.


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