Sedation in Dentistry - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780723610526

Sedation in Dentistry

1st Edition

Authors: N. Girdler C. M. Hill
Paperback ISBN: 9780723610526
Imprint: Butterworth-Heinemann
Published Date: 21st August 1998
Page Count: 160


Conscious sedation is a safer and more cost-effective alternative to general anaesthesia in general dental practice and a major DoH report, as well as the General Dental Council regulations, have emphasised the importance of dental sedation. There are financial incentives for dental practitioners to undertake sedation and postgraduate education on the subject is being encouraged on a national basis. The undergraduate curriculum has also been restructured in the light of the Poswillo Report and students are now taught sedation techniques as part of their senior training.

There is a substantial need for this concise, practical book on sedation, catering as it does for the expanding undergraduate and practitioner uptake. At present no text on the market is exclusively dedicated to practical sedation for dental practitioners. The General Dental Council indicates that conscious sedation should form a greater part of the undergraduate curriculum as well as encouraging postgraduate study in the subject. This book is therefore in line with national recommendations and should be an essential purchase for every dental undergraduate and practitioner.

Table of Contents

Contents; Foreword (Professor Poswillo) ; Acknowledgements; Preface; Spectrum of patient management; Applied anatomy and physiology; Patient selection and assessment; Pharmacology; Inhalational sedation; Intravenous sedation; Oral sedation and premedication; Complications and emergencies; Medico-legal and ethical considerations; Appendices; Index.


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About the Author

N. Girdler

Affiliations and Expertise

Consultant and Senior Lecturer, Dental Hospital, Newcastle-upon-Tyne

C. M. Hill

Affiliations and Expertise

Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Dental Hospital, Cardiff, UK