Welcome to Manchester Sedation Course

Manchester Sedation Course started in 2015 and became accredited with Intercollegiate Advisory Committee for Sedation in Dentistry (IACSD) in March 2016. This accreditation was for a three-year period.

Since running the course, we have trained hundreds of dentists and dental care professionals in IV sedation with midazolam. We have received wonderful feedback from our delegates, and we have enjoyed every minute of it.

We have been reflecting on ways to improve the course and have redesigned the course after consultation with the Manchester Sedation Course team and feedback from other organisations such as the Dental Sedation Teachers Group (DSTG). This re- designed course has achieved a three year re accreditation with the Sedation Training Accreditation Committee (STAC) of Intercollegiate Advisory Committee for Sedation in Dentistry (IACSD) in January 2019. We are able to train complete beginners to IV sedation with midazolam to independent practice.

We are also in the process of ISO 9001 accreditation providing external quality assurance assessments to ensure we deliver excellence.

The General Dental Council requires that any dentist providing conscious sedation has undergone 'appropriate training'. The IACSD 2015 standards document has suggested a training syllabus and practical skills requirements, which constitute 'appropriate training'. These include completing a course covering the theoretical and practical aspects in sedation and maintaining a logbook showing a minimum of twenty supervised cases before a dentist can undertake conscious sedation independently.

The Manchester Sedation Course provides IACSD accredited training as well as providing 6 hours of enhanced CPD in conscious sedation. It is aimed at both beginners and those wishing to update their skills. We cover all the necessary theory and practical elements and offer beginners a structured mentoring program for them to get invaluable experience to ultimately provide conscious sedation independently.

We have sought guidance from experts and the defence organisations to ensure that we cover all the necessary aspects of sedation ensuring legal and safe practice and compliance with the IACSD standards for sedation training.

Manchester Sedation Course recommends dental nurses to eventually complete the NEBDN certificate in sedation, which is generally considered as the 'Gold Standard'

Nasser Syed
Course Director


MANDEC, 3rd Floor. 
Universirty Dental Hospital. 
Higher Cambridge Street. 
Manchester. M15 6FH 

Enquiries and bookings please contact our course organiser Selma Khan on:
E: [email protected] or T:07455 939 608

Course Itinerary


9:00 Introduction Nasser Syed
9:30 What is IV sedation Prof Yates
10:00 Local anesthesia Prof Yates
10:30 Pharmacology/ Anatomy/ Medical issues Prof Yates
11:30 Break – An opportunity to network  
11:45 Pharmacology/ Anatomy/ Medical issues Prof Yates
12:15 Patient assessment / Administration/ Patient monitoring / Discharge Prof Yates
12:45 - 13:30 Lunch
13:30 Demystifying the guidance Tariq Drabu
14:30 A ok? David Crabtree
15:30 Break
15:45 Clinical Skill Stations (4 stations)
Station 1 Manual BP & Setting up a surgery/Pre-op checks Sin Yong
Station 2 Airway Management – David Crabtree David Crabtree
Station 3 Cannulation Nasser Syed
Station 4 Patient Monitoring & Recovery/Discharge Tariq Drabu
16:20 MCQ assessment Beginners only
16:50 Final Questions
17:00 Finish



9:00 Lecture – A patient’s journey through IV Sedation - Nasser Syed
11:00 – 11:15 Break
11:15 Consultation – Patient One
11:45 Debrief
12:00 Consultation – Patient Two
12:30 Debrief
12:45 -13:30 Lunch
13:30 Consultation – Patient Three
14:00 Debrief
14:15 Consultation – Patient Four
14:45 Debrief
15:00 – 15:15 Break
15:15 Consultation – Patient Five
15:45 Debrief
16:00 Final questions


36 Queens Walk, Droylsden , Manchester , M43 7AD

Dates to be confirmed during Day One at Mandec with Selma (Course Organiser).

Two dentist delegates per IACSD accredited trainer.

Please arrive for 8:45am for registration and refreshments.

Optional Clinical Supervision/Mentoring Day

Location either:

  • Simply One Dental Droylsden, 36 Queens Walk, Droylsden, Manchester, M43 7AD
  • Langley Dental Practice, 215a Wood Street, Middleton, Manchester, M24 5RU

Date to be confirmed between delegate and course organiser (Selma Khan). Please contact Selma Khan at [email protected] or 07455939608.

9am – 5pm – performing 5 IV sedation (midazolam only) cases per day

One dentist delegate +/- dental nurse delegate per IACSD accredited trainer

You can repeat this day as many times as required to achieve your minimum 20 mentored cases. Please email [email protected] if this service is required.


Dentist £390
Dental Nurse £200
Dentist £990
Dental Nurse £400
Dentist £950
Dental Nurse £250
Dentist £4790
Dental Nurse £1400