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Risk assessment in conscious sedation

9th December 2020 at 19:00 GMT


  • To increase confidence in assessment of risk for provision of sedation.
  • To broaden understanding of tools to support decision-making for complex patients.
  • To revisit guidelines relating to provision of conscious sedation.

Learning Objectives

  • To be able to assess patient complexity and risk for and of conscious sedation in a variety of settings.
  • To understand the impact of medical comorbidities, behavioural and social factors on treatment planning for conscious sedation.
  • To gain skills to competently assess patients for treatment with sedation in order to understand and mitigate risk to avoid adverse outcomes.

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Suzanne Burke BDS(Hons), MFDS, MDPH, MSCD RCSEd

Consultant in Special Care Dentistry, Liverpool University Dental Hospital

Suzanne qualified from the University of Newcastle-upon-Tyne in 1999, and held posts in general dental practice, the community dental service and SHO posts (including dental public health) in North West England prior to returning to specialty training in Special Care Dentistry in Liverpool, including an integrated year of Dental Public Health. Suzanne currently works as a specialist SCD in North Wales CDS and a part time consultant post in Liverpool Dental Hospital. These roles include provision of clinical care for adults with additional complexity, including under conscious sedation and general anaesthesia, clinic based and domiciliary care. She has teaching and training responsibilities in community dentistry and conscious sedation for undergraduate and postgraduate students.


Andrew Kwasnicki


Consultant in Special Care Dentistry at Liverpool University Dental Hospital


This webinar will be eligible for 1 CPD point.


This will be made available to RCSEd Fellows, Members and Affiliates following the live webinar on 9th December 2020..

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