IV Sedation Full Course Dentists and Nurses

Welcome to the TraintoSedate IACSD Accredited IV Sedation course for beginners, for Dentists and Nurses.

Our accreditation is through "Mellow Dental"

This is a blended learning programme, 7 hours online followed by One Day Face to Face practical training.

The IACSD Standards of 2020 dictate that all new starter courses are Accredited, with a set syllabus that covers the topics you require.

You also require Immediate Life Support Training every year.

After the course, you require 20 cases mentored in practice.

UK Sedation & Mellow Dental Presents: The New Starter Sedation Course for Dentists and Dental Nurses

With Dr Roy Bennett and Dr Robert Endicott

Are you a dentist or Dental Nurse looking to expand your skills and provide a more comfortable experience for your patients? If so, we’ve got the perfect opportunity for you.

Introducing our brand-new, comprehensive New Starter Sedation Course. This innovative course is brought to you by two leading names in dental education – UK Sedation and Mellow Dental. Our commitment is to empower you with the skills and confidence to provide effective sedation in your practice.

The Starter Sedation Course spans two days, offering a blend of online and face-to-face learning for the best educational experience:

🌐 Part One – Online Learning: Dive into the theory of dental sedation from the comfort of your own home. Our expert instructors will guide you through comprehensive video tutorials, live webinars, and interactive quizzes, making learning both easy and engaging!

👥 Part Two – Face-to-Face Workshop: Put your newfound knowledge into action with a hands-on, practical workshop held at one of our state-of-the-art training facilities. Here, you’ll learn directly from experienced professionals in a safe, supportive environment.

Once those two parts are complete, you have all the theory training required to enter the mentoring phase of your training.

🌐 Post course – Exclusive access to our online mentoring and logging programme. You need to carry out at least 20 mentored cases in practice after the course and our programme helps you accomplish this once you have sourced a mentor. We can help you find a mentor with our extensive list, including some of the team at UKSedation. 

Once at least 20 cases are completed mentored, you are then free to carry out IV Sedation independently.

The fees will be £1100 for Dentists and £550 for Dental Nurses, including all resource materials. If booking dentist and nurse together the fee is discounted at £1395.

New course also delegates get access to exclusive offers from dental sedation equipment providers

Once mentoring is completed, there is an additional fee of £150 for final certification.

Key features of the course:

  1. Comprehensive Curriculum: Covering everything from patient assessment, sedation techniques, monitoring, and emergency protocols, our course gives you all the tools you need to safely administer dental sedation.
  2. Expert Instruction: Our instructors are experienced sedation practitioners who are passionate about sharing their knowledge.
  3. CPD Certified: The course is fully accredited for Continuing Professional Development, providing 14 verifiable sedation CPD hours upon completion.
  4. Post-course Support: We’re committed to your ongoing development, offering post-course support and resources to help you apply your new skills confidently in your practice.
  5. Mentoring – at UkSedation we can provide the mentors to visit your practice to help you with your required 20 cases (charged separately). We will train you in how to find the patients who would benefit from sedation and to have that discussion with them.

Whether you’re a newly qualified dentist or nurse or a seasoned practitioner looking to expand your services, our New Starter Sedation Course is the perfect stepping stone to elevate your practice and help many more patients visit the dentist.

Don’t miss out on this fantastic opportunity to enhance your professional skills, deliver better patient care, and grow your practice. Limited spaces are available, so sign up today and take the next step in your dental career with the UK Sedation & Mellow Dental’s New Starter Sedation Course.

To be able to carry out sedation independently, you need a theory course like ours, preferably with practical skills followed by a MINIMUM of 20 cases in your workplace with a mentor.  

You can then be signed off to say you are competent in IV Sedation. 

As the responsibility of the training falls on the mentor, the mentor can become accredited through STAC at the Royal College of Surgeons Faculty of Dental Surgery https://www.rcseng.ac.uk/dental-faculties/fds/publications-guidelines/standards-for-conscious-sedation-in-the-provision-of-dental-care-and-accreditation/faq/

The question here is about the “second responsible person” doing the dentistry under sedation. 

To treat a dental patient under sedation, the bare minimum personnel are a fully sedation trained dentist and a fully sedation trained nurse. We believe it’s preferable to have three people, one who is solely focussed on sedation, but that’s not in the standards. It is preferable for the sedation nurse to be solely focussed on the sedation and not be involved in the dentist whilst they are being mentored. 

So a nurse who hasn’t completed their 20 cases mentored can’t be working in that pair. 

Mentoring wise, the responsibility falls on the shoulders of the mentor and to ensure they have the requisite experience it is important to be IACSD approved as a mentor. 

There are some ways around this problem. 

  1. Use a dedicated sedationist – they can mentor the nurse and a second appropriate person is not required 
  2. Use a sedation qualified nurse to assist with the dental procedure and the mentored nurse can focus on the sedation under the supervision of the dentist who is mentoring. 


So the standards talk about doing sedation regularly in order to keep up skills. By not doing it regularly the question is should you be doing it at all?

We tend to recommend:

  1. you’ve completed sedation theory training and you have 18 months to complete your 20 cases
  2. If cases haven’t been completed then a refresher course may be sensible before being mentored again
  3. If you aren’t particularly experienced in sedation then a full course + minimum of 20 cases mentored would be sensible. 

At the end of the day, you need to following things to carry out IV Sedation as a dentist or nurse:

Core theory course approx 14 hours 

Minimum of 20 mentored cases within 18 months 

Yearly Immediate Life Support Training

Minimum 12 hours sedation CPD every 5 year cycle

Regularly treat patients under sedation approx one case a month minimum. 

To carry on with sedation:

You need to be doing it regularly enough to justify keep doing it. There are no hard and fast rules but we recommend at least once a month.

You need to keep a log of your cases

You need minimum of 12 hours vCPD in Sedation every 5 year cycle

You need Immediate Life Support (ILS) training, renewable every year, of Advanced Life Support (ALS) training every 4 years.

This is a large subject, what do the CQC require of sedationists. We have put together a module about this on this website called “Using UKSedation” which gives some useful info

About Instructor

Rob Endicott Roy Bennett

Dr Roy Bennett is the director of Mellow Dental Training, IACSD accredited trainer and mentor and former director of Portmans Dental Care. Dr Rob Endicott is an IACSD accredited trainer and mentor and is the ViceChair of the ADAS (Association of Dental Anaesthetists and Sedationists)

7 Courses

Not Enrolled
550- 1100

Course Includes

  • 25 Lessons
  • 14 Quizzes
  • Course Certificate