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Conscious Sedation for Dentistry PG Dip




What will I learn?


This postgraduate diploma in Conscious Sedation for Dentistry provides enhanced understanding of the processes involved in conscious sedation through knowledge of the basic sciences. The course provides a high level of clinical experience in treating patients under sedation in supervised sessions. You will learn basic techniques, with introduction to advanced approaches where required. Both practical and theoretical training is given, from initial assessment and treatment planning to delivery, recovery and discharge, for a variety of sedation techniques for dental treatment.

Course detail

The course is designed for dentists already engaged in the provision of sedation for dentistry, or planning to develop a service, as well as those involved in teaching conscious sedation techniques. It will provide practitioners with the knowledge and skills to use a wide range of conscious sedation techniques with confidence and safety. You will study applied basic sciences, conscious sedation, inhalation/intravenous sedation techniques and management of possible complications. The course is based on self-directed learning, and you will undertake an epidemiological or case-study-based project report with a literature review, in addition to a minimum of 22 days of supervised clinical practice. There will also be an introductory full week (5 days) of lectures and practicals from Monday 4 January to Friday 8 January 2021 and 2 further full study days.

Teaching and assessment

We will use a delivery method that will ensure students have a rich, exciting experience from the start. Face to face teaching will be complemented and supported with innovative technology so that students also experience elements of digital learning and assessment. This course is taught at King’s College London Guy’s Campus.

Which department am I in?

Dental Institute

Study options

Full Time (9 months)

Tuition fees
£13,395.00 (US$ 16,159) per year
Fee given is for 2021/22 entry. There may be slight increase in the year 2022/23.

This is a fixed fee
Start date

Expected September 2023


Guy's Campus

New Hunts House,



SE1 1UL, England

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Students who have completed a Bachelor degree from a recognised institution in the United States of America will be considered. Grades may vary depending upon the course chosen.

For international students

A recognised, formal dental qualification is required with a minimum of 3 years post-qualification experience. Applicants should demonstrate a focused interest in conscious sedation with the specified intent to provide sedation services in their place of work. Overseas students will be required to demonstrate IELTS of 6.5 overall with a minimum of 6.0 in each skill. TOEFL IBT 92 overall with a minimum of 23 in writing and 20 in each of the other skills.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.


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