Conscious Sedation in Dentistry (P.Grad.Dip.)

NFQ Level 9
18 months part-time


Course Overview

The Postgraduate Diploma course is held over an eighteen-month period. The course is aimed at primary care dental practitioners providing support for those patients with dental anxiety and undertaking dentistry in a safe and effective manner. It also aims to provide a recognised education and training programme that will equip dentists with the knowledge, skills and experience to safely and independently use conscious sedation techniques in their own clinics.

The course leads to the award of Postgraduate Diploma in Conscious Sedation in Dentistry (P.Grad.Dip. in Conscious Sedation in Dentistry).

Is This Course For Me?

This course is designed for students with a dental degree and at least two years of professional training who wish to expand their skillset in conscious sedation. 

Career Opportunities

Completion of this course allows qualified dentist to advance their professional development to include conscious sedation on patients.

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Course Details


NFQ Level 9

Next Intake

January 2024

Course Coordinator

Amy Fisher

Course Director

Dr. Mary Clarke / Dr. Alison Dougall

Closing Date

31st July 2024

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Admission Requirements

Applicants must possess a dental degree, which enables registration with the Dental Council in Ireland. Entry to training in conscious sedation in dentistry would normally follow a two-year period of general professional training post graduation. Applicants will also need to include an additional 300-word statement indicating why they wish to undertake the course.

For applicants whose first language is not English, the required proficiency for admission to this course is an IELTS (academic version) score of 7, with no individual band below 7.

Applicants must have evidence of satisfactory protection against Hepatitis B. New regulations may require testing for Hepatitis C for new entrants to the HSE in the future. Applicants will also be required to undergo Garda (Police) vetting, for more information visit:

Course Fees

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Telephone Number

+353 (0)1 6127354


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