Dental Sedation | NEBDN Certificate

Date: 09 November 2019 - August 2020
Time: 9.30am - 5pm weekdays and 10am - 4pm weekends (See below for training dates).
Duration: 10 Months
Location: Lecture Room, 3rd Floor Dental Extension, King's College Hospital, Caldecot Road, London, SE5 9RW
Price: £1,100
CPD: All days attended and modules completed are verifiable CPD
Suitable for: Dental Nurses registered with the GDC who assist with patients receiving treatment under conscious sedation (intravenous sedation and/or inhalation sedation)
Syllabus: Available from the NEBDN website

Course overview

This course gives the practical and theoretical knowledge and skills needed to competently assist during routine conscious sedation procedures.

After a general introduction to the subject, your tutor will work with you to help you decide which award or certificate is most appropriate for you. This allows you to complete the qualification best suited to your clinical environment. Options are:

  • Certificate in Dental Sedation Nursing
  • Award in Inhalation Sedation Dental Nursing
  • Award in Intravenous Sedation Dental Nursing

The course will cover:

  • Applied anatomy and physiology
  • Applied pharmacology
  • Equipment used in dental sedation
  • Legislation
  • Assisting, monitoring and recovery of conscious sedation patients
  • Dealing with medical emergencies.

Learning outcomes

By the end of this course you will be able to:

  • Prepare, monitor and recover a patient during a sedation procedure
  • Prepare and clear a clinical environment
  • Assist the dentist in procedures including recovering a patient
  • Apply current legislation, including consent in your working practice
  • Demonstrate competency in assisting with the treatment of patients undergoing conscious sedation through the completion of a Record of Competence.

Training dates

You will be expected to attend training on:

  • Saturday 09 November 2019
  • Saturday 07 December 2019
  • Friday 03 January 2020
  • Saturday 01 February 2020
  • Friday 06 March 2020
  • Friday 03 April 2020
  • Friday 08 May 2020
  • Friday 12 June 2020
  • Friday 07 August 2020

Entry requirements

  • GDC registration number
  • Self motivation
  • A supportive employer who will supervise you in your workplace and assess competence as well as provide constructive teaching and feedback on clinical tasks
  • Access to the following patients:
    • Certificate in Dental Sedation Nursing: a minimum of 20 intravenous sedation cases and a minimum of 10 inhalation sedation cases
    • Award in Inhalation Sedation Dental Nursing: a minimum of a minimum of 10 Inhalation sedation cases
    • Award in Intravenous Sedation Dental Nursing: a minimum of 20 Intravenous sedation cases.


To gain the qualification you will need to:

  • Attend 80%  of the course dates
  • Successfully complete an NEBDN Record of Competence
  • Achieve a pass in the NEBDN written exam.

Further Information

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How to apply

  1. Read the Employer Information Sheet – Sedation
  2. Download and complete the application form
  3. Download and complete the checklist form
  4. Pay online (full payment or course deposit) or provide company PO
  5. Submit the completed application and your confirmation of payment. This can be posted, or emailed to Please send all documentation using the same method.
  6. You will receive a confirmation email up to 3 working days from submission.