Dental Anaesthetist

MBchB (Pret).D.A(S.A.).PDD(Stell).M.Sc.(UWC)

Dr Smit Engelbrecht Smit practices as a full time sedationist at the Nightingale Clinic. This involves using various sedation techniques specifically in the practice of dental conscious sedation. This is achieved by performing the following: Single Drug Intravenous Conscious Sedation, Relative Analgesia, and Advanced Alternative Sedation Techniques.

Qualified in 1974 at the University of Pretoria he completed his intern year and compulsory year of military service. During the next 2 years Smit worked and trained in the department of anaesthetics at the University of Medunsa (South Africa). It was also during this time he successfully achieved his Diploma in Anaesthesia at the College of Anaesthetist of South Africa. Smit spent the next 16 years working in practice in Rustenburg, South Africa focusing his attention on his special interest, the provision of General Anaesthesia for all medical disciplines.

During 1996 he moved to the UK and spent 2 years as a full time Dental Anaesthetist, providing General Anaesthesia for Oral Surgery and General Dental procedures and since 1998 as a full time Sedationist at The Nightingale Clinic. In 2007 he also achieved the role of Honorary Clinical Tutor at UCL London (Eastman Dental) training post graduate students in the practice and techniques of Intravenous Conscious Sedation.

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