Girdler, Professor Nicholas M

Professor Nicholas M GirdlerProfessor/Honorary Consultant in Dental Sedation

  • Professor/Honorary Consultant in Dental Sedation
  • Tel: 0191 232 0603
  • GMC Code: 60462
  • Qualifications: BDS (Hons), BSc (Hons), PhD, FDSRCS (Eng), FFDRCS (Irel), FSB
  • Special Interests

    Conscious sedation, benzodiazepine pharmacology.

  • Biography

    I lead the Sedation Department in the Dental Hospital, providing a dedicated service for anxious patients who need pharmacological sedation to undergo dental care. The department treats both adults and children, using intravenous and inhalational methods of sedation.

    I have been a consultant with the Trust for 17 years, with particular clinical and research expertise in benzodiazepine sedation. I am Chairman of the Trust Sedation Advisory Group and Degree Programme Director for the University Diploma in Sedation for Dentistry.

    I deliver a sedation teaching programme for dental students and I am responsible for supporting hospital dentists in training, as Dental Clinical Tutor. I hold roles as Assessor, Examiner and Faculty Tutor for the Faculty of Dental Surgery, Royal College of Surgeons. I have recently been a subject expert for NICE, helping to develop national guidelines for paediatric sedation.

  • Directorate


  • Hospital Base

    RVI site

  • Clinics Provided

    Sedation assessment – Friday morning

  • Name of Secretary
    Yvonne Whittam
  • Nick Girdler 
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