Relative Analgesia

Relative Analgesia
This practical hands-on workshop is designed for Dentists.
Relative Analgesia Course - Nitrous Oxide Inhalation Sedation Course

This course will enable participants to become competent in the administration of Relative Analgesia in clinical practice. The course is also an excellent refresher for dentists wishing to update their theory and practical skills in the delivery of Nitrous Oxide Sedation (Relative Analgesia). Participants will be given the opportunity to administer Nitrous Oxide sedation, and to experience for themselves the effects of Relative Analgesia in a safe and controlled environment.

This course meets the standards of the International Federation of Dental Anaesthesiology Societies.

The morning session consists of lectures:

  • Pharmacology
  • Advantages/Disadvantages
  • Indications/Contraindications
  • Complications
  • Sterilising
  • Regulations
  • Equipment

The afternoon session:

  • Practical Sessions
  • Breathing circuit
  • Practical examples


Dr Marguerite Reith
BDSc, BA, Dip D Sed, MFGDP(UK)

Marguerite is a University of Queensland graduate, but left Queensland to pursue a career in the Royal Australian Air Force down south. On deciding to ‘spread her wings’ further, she then transferred to the Royal Air Force (RAF), where she spent the next 21 years serving in various posts throughout Europe and the Middle East.  

It was in the UK Armed Forces that she first developed an interest in sedation and anxiety management and completed a Postgraduate Diploma in Conscious Sedation at King’s College London.  This equipped her to set up a referral service treating military patients under IV sedation. She also developed a course in sedation and anxiety management for newly qualified military dentists whilst also training dentists and dental nurses in nitrous oxide inhalation sedation.  An examiner with the National Examining Board for Dental Nurses for over 10 years, she has also lectured at annual conferences of the Society for the Advancement of Anaesthesia in Dentistry (SAAD), the UK peak body for dental sedation.

On her retirement from the RAF and her return to her home town (now a big city) of Brisbane, Marguerite joined Queensland Health, supervising undergraduate students, in oral surgery, at the UQ Oral Health Centre, Herston. Having attained AHPRA endorsement for Conscious Sedation, she set up an IV sedation clinic at Herston, the only such service for public dental patients in the State. She has continued to provide this service, alongside various management roles in the corporate and public sectors. 


Dr Jonathon Cichero

Jonathan’s developmental years were spent in Beenleigh before boarding school at Brisbane Grammar for five years. He had a year spent travelling in Germany as a Rotary Exchange student before also studying Dentistry at the University of Queensland. Jonathan joined the Royal Australian Air Force and served in Melbourne and Townsville before returning to Brisbane. In 1996 he joined Mark and George at Coopers Plains and became a partner in 1997. Jonathan thrives on the surgical side of Dentistry, with a special interest in wisdom teeth and dental implants. Following the successful completion of his Graduate Diploma in Clinical Dentistry (Pain Control and Conscious Sedation), he provides twilight anaesthetic services for the other members in the practice.


ADA Member - $990
Non-Member - $1287
1st and 2nd Year Graduate ADA Member - $770


6.5 Scientific hours



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7/15/2023 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Quest Mackay on Gordon 27 Gordon Street Mackay, QLD 4740 AUSTRALIA

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