Courses related to Dental Fear and Anxiety Management

Dental Sedation & Anxiety Management PgCert (Edinburgh): This is a new part-time one-year programme (first intake September 2019). It is predominantly online distance learning, but potential applicants should note that there is an expected clinical commitment of one day a month hosted by the Edinburgh Dental Institute where they will gain clinical experience in providing conscious sedation for patients.

Dental Sedation and Pain Management Certificate (London)

UCL Eastman Dental Institute offers this part-time, one year postgraduate certificate programme in standard sedation techniques. The programme is delivered through lectures, clinical skills seminars, problem-based learning and supervised clinical sessions sedating patients. Students also receive simulation training in the management of medical emergencies. Teaching takes place in two blocks during May and November of each year. In between these blocks, students undertake clinical/practical training in clinics in and around London.

Postgraduate Certificate Clinical Conscious Sedation and Anxiety Management (Bristol)

Bristol Dental School offers this programme for dental practitioners wishing to develop competence in the provision of conscious sedation and anxiety management. It will allow you to gain experience of the use of inhalation sedation with nitrous oxide and oxygen, and with midazolam. Your knowledge will be developed through distance learning modules and study days. Clinical skills will be acquired during supervised clinical practice in Bristol. The Anxiety Management unit will provide you with a knowledge and critical understanding of the theoretical framework that underpins cognitive therapy, including self-help and behavioural approaches.

Conscious Sedation in Dentistry PGDip (Newcastle)

This one year part-time course at Newcastle University will give you the knowledge and skills necessary to use intravenous and inhalational sedation techniques on a wide range of anxious patients. It consists of 10 didactic days of lectures and seminars, plus 14 half days of hands-on clinical training in sedation techniques.

Courses in Conscious Sedation for Dentistry UK

A complete list of accredited conscious sedation courses in the UK (both university/deanery and non-university/non-deanery) as of May 10, 2018, published by the Sedation Training Accreditation Committee (STAC).

Dental Hypnosis – 5 Days UCL

Run by the UCL Eastman Dental Institute, this five-day course (held over four months) teaches how to address issues faced by both patients and practitioners regarding anxiety, phobic responses to treatment and fear concerning pain, and a number of powerful techniques that can enhance the patient-practitioner relationship and dental experience.

Become a wizard with your Wand

Dental Sky, the distributors of the Wand in the UK, are offering hands-on training courses at various locations in the UK throughout the year.

The RA Coach – Inhalation Sedation courses 

Accredited since December 2015, Richard Charon started running Inhalation Sedation courses in 2003. These courses include 2 days of “Work-based Assessments” at candidate’s own practices/ clinics aimed at providing a certificate of competence in the UK & Ireland. He also runs compliant eCPD update days. The next course for New Starters is on Saturday 6th April 2019 in Newbury, Berkshire. Places are very limited and deposits are due by February 6th 2019.

The British Society of Medical and Dental Hypnosis (Scotland) offers a Certificated Training Course in Clinical Uses of Hypnosis for Doctors and Dentists. Click here for more information.

The Society for the Advancement of Anaesthesia in Dentistry (SAAD) offers 2-day weekend sedation courses in London for both dentists and nurses (3 times yearly), as well as inhalation sedation courses for dental therapists/hygienists (once a year). For more information, click here.

IV Sedation Training Courses in Northwest England

In-house tailored training in IV sedation for your specific practice and off-site training days in Liverpool.

IV Sedation Training Courses in Manchester

Nasser Syed provides an IACSD Accredited IV sedation training course for the whole dental team. They can train complete beginners to independent practice and provide all cases for your logbook. For more information, visit

Yorkshire Sedation Training

Adam Glassford and Geoff Baggaley provide training for the dental team in intravenous sedation, including twice yearly beginner sedation courses. For more information, click here.


The Dental Sedation Teachers Group provides a forum for all registered dental and medical professionals who are interested in the teaching of conscious sedation in dentistry. DSTG membership is open to all registered dental and medical professionals; dentists, medical doctors, dental nurses and dental therapists.

The International Society for Dental Anxiety Management facebook group aims to bring together all psychological, pharmacological, clinical, and technological techniques utilised in helping people overcome their fears and phobias.

The Society for the Advancement of Anaesthesia in Dentistry (SAAD) is a U.K.-based dental charity dedicated to the advancement of knowledge in pain and anxiety control for dentistry. It provides postgraduate education by running courses encouraging the safe provision of conscious sedation for dentistry, for both dentists and dental nurses. Membership of the society is open to any registered medical or dental practitioner, dental nurse or dental therapist.

If you know of any other relevant organisations of interest, please contact us!