Dental Sedationist

Dr. Ketan Panwalkar

Dr Ketan Panwalkar has quite a lot of experience/training with nervous patients. He qualified from India as a dentist in 2000 and thereafter pursued his post graduate training in Pediatric and Preventive Dentistry from Manipal Academy of Higher Education, India.

During his 2 year post-qualification study, he regularly was dealing with nervous/medically compromised children and in fact doing their full mouth rehabilitation (in form of restorations/root fillings/crowns) under sedation/general anaesthesia. Post study he practised in India for 3 years doing sedation alongside an anaesthetist and gaining valuable experience/knowledge and expertise in the field.

Since 2006, Ketan has been in the UK and keeping his interest in the field, did his SAAD (Society for Advancement of Anaesthesia in Dentistry) in 2008-9 training and subsequently completed his 1 year Post Graduate Certificate Course in Dental Sedation and Pain Management from University College London (UCL) in 2010-11.

Interests: music (Indian and western classical), finished Gr1 (ABRSM) piano, voracious reader, love tennis, golf, badminton squash.

Ever since Ketan has been regularly doing sedation on the National Health Service (weekly) and privately visiting dental practices in and around Hampshire since 2012-13.

He continually keeps himself abreast of the updates in field of sedation and pain control in dentistry and is accredited on the Wessex Area Team (NHS England) Dentist with Special Interest in sedation list. He has good experience in assisting dentists/endodontists/oral surgeons in their operative procedures in nervous patients by helping them relax.

Ketan enjoys to visit various dental surgeries to assist dentists with sedation cases.