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Intercollegiate Advisory Committee for Sedation in Dentistry

Chair: Professor Richard Ibbetson

The Intercollegiate Advisory Committee for Sedation in Dentistry (IACSD) 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 (FDS) 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.

The IACSD's role

The IACSD strives to:

  • 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.

It also works 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
  • Professor 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
  • Dr 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
   

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