Aim: The study aims to identify current knowledge sedation practice and/ or general anaesthesia among dental surgeons in various dental colleges. Materials and methods: Questionnaires were sent by email to 30 house surgeons who were employed in various dental colleges at the time of the study. Particulars on personal status, use of, and training in, conscious sedation techniques and/or use general anaesthesia in grave situations, were sought by the questionnaires. Data were analysed using SPSS 17.0. Results: In total 91.5% house surgeons, did not perform any form of treatment under sedation. 90.4% practitioners who treated patients under sedation in their practices attained their sedation training as part of their postgraduate study, with only 30.2% having gained some form of undergraduate training in this field. Conclusion: Our results show that oral and maxillofacial surgeons deliver the majority of sedation services in the dental setting as compared to other general or other speciality surgeons.
Key words: general anesthesia, anti-anxiety, safety, experience.