Presented by Dr Steven Parker, this full-day, hands-on course will provide dentists with a selection of anxiolytic techniques that can be offered to their patients, including psychosedation, oral sedation and inhalation sedation.
This course includes hands-on nitrous oxide sedation
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 inhalation 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.
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). He has also completed qualifications in finance and law. Steven operates a referral-based oral surgical practice in Sydney where he provides treatment under general anaesthesia, intra-venous sedation, inhalation sedation and local anaesthesia.Steven has been involved in post-graduate training and continuing education for over two decades and has lectured widely throughout Australia and overseas. Heis a director on the boards of ADANSW, Filling the Gap charity and Lakeview Private Hospital and sits on the Dental Therapeutics committee.