The Scottish Dental Clinical Effectiveness Programme (SDCEP) has recently published its updated guidance on conscious sedation in dentistry. The guideline was initially published in 2006.
The aim of the guidance is to
to promote good clinical practice through recommendations for the provision of conscious sedation in dentistry that is both safe and effective. It is not a recipe book for sedation and therefore does not include details of drug dosages. Similarly, adequate pain control is an important element of good dental practice but is outside the remit of this guidance.
The guidance contains recommendations regarding
- Assessment and Record Keeping
- Environment and Facilities
- Conscious Sedation Techniques
The full guideline is free to download from the SDCEP website
Conscious sedation in Dentistry, Scottish Dental Clinical Effectiveness Programme (SDCEP). Dundee 2012
NICE Clinical guideline 112. Sedation in children and young people: Sedation for diagnostic and therapeutic procedures in children and young people. Dec 2010