Dental Sedation Courses

We run dental sedation courses for dental practitioners. Plus we provide advanced and update dental sedation courses for those already using sedation.


Comprehensive Course in IV Sedation

The 2022 IV Sedation course is now over. To go on the 2023 wait list, please email Sue Gibbons nzssd101@gmail.com

Where: TBC
When: May 2023 TBC
Indicative Fee: $1,550 including GST

This is a course for dentists who wish to undertake a training program in IV Sedation.

The program is for dental practitioners with minimal or no previous experience in IV sedation and those who have previously provided IV sedation, but do not have certification. You must have been graduated for at least one year or hold a current hospital house surgeon position. The training program will meet the requirements of the NZDA Code of Practice for IV Sedation.

There is new requirement to complete the course – a time limit of 12 months to complete the course observations and pass SST.

The course will involve a 2-day program of lectures, demonstrations, simulated IV experience, practical venepuncture training and an examination.

The NZDA require Core immediate or equivalent training.

Then to gain certification you will be required to…

  1. Observe 3 clinical cases of IV sedation with a mentor who is a member of the NZSSD.
  2. On receipt of a letter confirming your observations, you will be required to pass online Safe Sedation Training.
  3. Once you have successfully completed SST, you will be issued with a certificate in IV sedation.

You will be notified when you are accepted on to the course, then you will be posted the course manual 4 weeks prior to the course. You must be familiar with this prior to the course. Please allow time to study this as you must achieve a 75% pass mark.

Please make your own arrangements for transport and accommodation.

Indicative cost $1,550 including GST, and your first year of membership of NZSSD.

Should you need to cancel the course, a full refund will be given with up to 4 weeks’ notice, plus an administration fee of $55 plus GST will apply (to be deducted from the course fee refund).

If you have any questions on the above, please contact…

Please either:

  1. Complete the application form below to apply, or
  2. Download the “IV Sedation Course 2023 flyer and enrolment” form below (when it becomes available) and email the completed form back to us.

Upon acceptance a GST tax invoice will be emailed to you.

See the 2023 course flyer and application form here:

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