How much does it cost?
Each sedation session is £200 for the first hour and £100 for each subsequent 30 minutes. Please quote that to the patient.
The patient is charged directly by Midlands Dental Sedation Services on the day via card or cash.
Make sure the patient has paid before treatment starts as it’s not a great idea to take payment when they are in recovery.
How long does it take?
Each session is a minimum of one hour. It takes 10-15 minutes to induce the sedation. The patient will need to be in the chair for an hour at least, or transferred to a private recovery area after treatment is finished.
Who do you treat?
We treat all adult patients over 18 years old that are ASA 1 or 2 (fit and well or with a well controlled chronic illness). Sometimes if patients are borderline ASA 3, just drop us an email if there any questions.
Have a look at our Dentist video in the resources section of this website.
How do I book a sedation session?
What do I need to know before I book a patient in?
Have a look at our Dentist video in the resources section of this website first to find out what to discuss with patients.
Ensure that the patient has a printed version of our consent form, again available in the resources section.
Your sedationist will do a preoperative assessment on the day of the appointment.
What does the patient need to know beforehand?
The easiest thing to do is to show them the preop video in the resources section.
The most important things are:
Bring someone responsible with you who can take you home (don’t get a taxi!)
Don’t fast beforehand
Don’t do anything responsible the rest of the day like driving, spending money or looking after children on your own.
Do make sure you’ve read, understood and signed the sedation consent form before treatment.
What if I’ve got a big case or need a different time to what’s in the diary?
We’ve done cases up to 3 hours before so if you need something special, just email us to discuss.
What if I need to cancel or rearrange?
When you book a slot, you will get a confirmation email which has links to change or cancel the appointment. Please keep this safe but if you lose it, just email us to rearrange.
What if the patient was unable to be sedated?
In rare circumstances, we can’t find a vein. Sometimes we can use Intranasal or Oral sedation but need to have venous access for that. If we really can’t sedate then the patient is refunded the full sedation cost there and then.
If you have any questions at all, don’t hesitate to email us or direct message us via facebook