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Intercollegiate Advisory Committee for Sedation in Dentistry

Chair: Professor Richard Ibbetson

The Intercollegiate Advisory Committee for Sedation in Dentistry was established in May 2010 and continues the work initiated by the Standing Committee on Sedation in Dentistry. The IACSD provides a forum for collaboration between the Faculty of Dental Surgery of the Royal College of Surgeons of England, the Royal College of Anaesthetists and the Faculty of General Dental Practice (UK) (FGDP) along with the Dental Faculties of Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow and the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland.

Functions

Set standards for the use of conscious sedation in dentistry

Promote the highest standards of practice for conscious sedation in dentistry

Encourage and assist the development of high quality undergraduate training and assessment in conscious sedation

Encourage and assist the development of nationally agreed standards for high quality postgraduate training and assessment for conscious sedation in dentistry

Act as a resource for consultation by healthcare professionals, trainers and organisations

Work towards the development of:

  • a nationally agreed curriculum
  • a national standard for postgraduate qualifications
  • national accreditation of training programmes
  • accreditation of trainers
  • accreditation of workplace-based environments
Chair
Professor R Ibbetson, Faculty of Dental Surgery, RCSEd
Members
Ms A Neilson, Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons Glasgow
Mr B Harvey, Dental Defence Union
Mrs C Bower, Care Quality Commission
Dr A Rollin, Royal College of Anaesthetists
Dr J Gallagher, Dental Public Health
Mrs I Holroyd, British Society of Paediatric Dentistry
Professor J Cowpe, Joint Committee for Postgraduate Training in Dentistry
Ms J Nunn, FDS Ireland
Ms K Gordon, SAC in Special Care Dentistry
Mr N Girdler, FDS England
Mr D Craig, Dental Sedation Teachers Group
Mr K Lewis, Dental Protection
Mr N Marshall, General Dental Council
Ms K Rivett, Patient Representative
Mr N Robb, Society for the Advancement of Anaesthesia in Dentistry
Dr R Hayward, Faculty of General Dental Practice
Dr S Manton, Faculty of Dental Surgery, Edinburgh
Ms Sue Gregory, Department of Health
Ms T Gorman, National Examining Board for Dental Nurses