Updated  2nd. Jan 2018

Liverpool Nov. 12th 2016

 

Rose Lane Dental Practice

Delegates said, on the day ..

"Very well presented course & relaxed delivery. Excellent venue"

"Excellently organised and presented course. Thoroughly enjoyed all aspects of the course, in particular the group exercise and demonstration of sedating a patient. Thank you!"

"Really enjoyed the course and also the location and food was lovely. It was excellent organisation"

"Excellent and enjoyable course. I was nervous about providing RA before the course but now quite looking forward to getting started"

"Really good course. Very excited to start using this in practice with the clinicians.  Highly recommend this course."

"Very well run course- lots of content!"

"Thanks for a great day . Very well run course."

Within 3 days this additional positive comment came in …

Thank you for the brilliant course last week, I really enjoyed it and can't wait to begin using RA. I found it extremely helpful having the demonstrations of the equipment. I find it much easier to learn having been shown things rather than photographs or a spoken summary.”

 

 


A few of the many earlier testimonials from Dental professionals who have been through our programme of learning. 

“We have had a fantastic result using RA with a patient who has struggled with confidence as his teeth had been badly neglected. He was embarrassed to seek treatment due to a strong gag reflex.  We were able to take several impressions over a couple of visits with alginate detailing posterior teeth allowing him to have a fantastically fitting set of flexible dentures made, that would otherwise have been impossible.  The case has taken a few months to complete and the patient is now chuffed to bits.


Thanks for all your help......it was so satisfying to do be able to do this for him.”
Dr. Parmajit Athwar:
Wightwick Dental Practice’s “Nervous Patient” page including their take on Inhalation Sedation.


Here is what Dr.Avi Riley wrote on www.cpdreview.com in August 2013.

"Changed my Clinical Practice

I am so glad I booked a course with Dr Charon last October. I've never looked back. Not only was the course informative and gave practical hands on training, but I feel I have found a mentor and advisor in Richard. It has renewed my faith in dentistry, after a few stressful years.

He is approachable and non judgmental in his emails, offering frank and honest opinions. He also goes out of his way to advice on other courses/training that may be relevant.

I thoroughly recommend his course, and would like to see more of Richard in a general advisory role, as I think he will be very effective."

Dr. Avi Riley

Here are just two others.


Chris Barrow from Linkedin
Dental Business Coach, Chris Barrow, Monday 17th Feb. 2009.
" Dear Richard, I've written this recommendation of your work to share with other LinkedIn users.
 "Richard is a consummate professional - meticulous in his preparation and detailed in his research - I know of many dentists and team members who have attended his RA course and speak highly of him and the programme"

and from
Dr Peter A. Mounce
The Smile Team
[email protected]


“Richard is without doubt the leader in Inhalation Sedation training in general dental practice in the UK with over 30 years of study and experience in this field.

He is an extremely pleasant and able communicator who clearly loves his subject and has held an unswerving belief in the great value of this very safe light sedation to help patients overcome their anxieties about dental treatment.
His training course covers the subject fully and practically and very successful live demonstrations on really anxious patients prove the value of using these skills,
I have no hesitation in highly recommending Richard and his Conscious Sedation course to all members of the dental profession who truly care for their patients wellbeing"


So If I can help your clients, please let me know and/or pass on the link to this post.
Many thanks for your time and attention.

See more recent testimonials on this site

CPD Review - Dental Sedation Courses

or go directly to my page

Click here for many more past course testimonials 

This testimonial was received via Linkedin

“Richard is without doubt the leader in Inhalaton Sedation training in general dental practice in the UK with over 30 years of study and experience in this field.

He is an extremely pleasant and able communicator who clearly loves his subject and has held an unswerving belief in the great value of this very safe light sedation to help patients overcome their anxieties about dental treatment.

His training course covers the subject fully and practically and very successful live demonstrations on really anxious patients prove the value of using these skills,

I have no hesitation in highly recommending Richard and his Conscious Sedation course to all members of the dental profession who truelly care for their patients wellbeing.

Dr Peter A. Mounce
The Smile Team
[email protected]

March 24, 2009

Top qualities: Great Results, Expert, High Integrity

2nd July 2007 

From Dr. Ashley Davenport,  Practice Owner,  Balsall Common Dental Practice,
in their own words 

 "Dear Richard,

We attended your Relative Analgesia course in December 2006.
I am writing to say a big thank you to you and your team for making the day so interesting and enjoyable.
I am particularly grateful to you for all your help and advice regarding the installation and set up of the equipment. We gained a great deal of knowledge about Inhalation Sedation and have since started offering Relative Analgesia to our own patients.
We have been using Inhalation Sedation in our practice for 3 months now and have found it a great help to our patients.

Thanks again, we couldn't have done it without your help!

Yours Faithfully

Rebecca Kilmurray
Clinical Manager

5th Oct 2011

Here are some comments received today from delegates who attended one of my courses earlier in 2011

“ ..you have shown me that sedation and gentle painless dentistry is more of a practice builder than anything else. I have employed this in my daily practice” ..

” I find being able to treat someone that hasn't been able to visit the dentist due to fear much more inspirational than reading the 1000th article about veneers and bleaching we find in every journal! “

Dr Uzman al Haq.
 
"I really enjoyed the course and I am seeing not only children but also adult patients under RA now. You might remember me, I am a paediatric dentist."

and in reply a request for her vote in the 2011 Private Dentistry Elite 20 awards she said  "You have my vote already!"
Makbule Ogretme (Mac).

I Hope everything is going well in your surgery and about your excellent RA courses. Please let me know if there is anything I can do to help. you in any way.

Kind regards and best wishes to you and your wife

Esperanza Salazar

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Other Testimonials, Endorsements and course reports

I am most grateful to Alun Rees, Dentist and Professional Business Coach for his unsolicited and indeed unexpected testimonial published in his e-zine on Thursday May 28th. :

"Richard Charon, the RA Coach, has run his RA courses in Newbury and beyond for many years and has glowing testimonials from both patients and course students that are testament to his expertise as a cllinician and teacher. In recent months Richard has embraced Web 2.0 in a big way so that there is an RA Coach Facebook page, a blog and regular Twitter updates from the man who is a model in finding a niche. His next course in June is fully subscribed but the one after in July has a few spaces free. You'll possibly change the way that you work for ever."

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Saturday 14th March 2009

Venue: Precision Dental Studio, Thatcham

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Facial Aesthetics - A New Avenue?

Tonight I received the following Message from Dr. Peter Mounce, which shows great promise for using RA in Facial Aesthetic work undertaken by dentists:

"We are all well and getting into RA.

Several cases completed now with good to excellent results.

2 mobile machines in operation working well with one portable scavenger unit - not clashed on usage yet.

Most remarkable cases to date :
20 external facial injections of Restylane without dental anaesthesia (no infra orbital and mental blocks) just 60:40 RA and accepted well by patients who reported 1-2 on pain scale of 1-10
and who where fully functioning at the conclusion - no 4 hr local to wear off!

Vast improvement....

Our best wishes to you and your team from the Smile Team and me. "

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Newbury Hands-on RA Course

Dental Business Coach, Chris Barrow, Monday 17th Feb. 2009.

I am delighted to have received the following endorsement

" Dear Richard, I've written this recommendation of your work to share with other LinkedIn users.

 "Richard is a consummate professional - meticulous in his preparation and detailed in his research - I know of many dentists and team members who have attended his RA course and speak highly of him and the programme"
View Richard Charon's profile on LinkedIn

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29th November 2008

A delightful team of six from Dr. Peter Mounce's practice of Ferndown near Wimbourn in Dorset,  attended for the day in Newbury (on Henessey Gold Cup day)  Their three GDPs and three RDNs were joined by one of my own trainee DNs.

Here is a link to their website:

http://www.smile-team.com/

Feedback comments

“A really useful day and conforms all the thoughts that this will be a really useful

adjunct to all we are doing and plan to do in the future.”

Dr. Peter Mounce

“Excellent day. Looking forward to using the technique in practice. Thank you.”

Anon. BDS

“Very well taught course and questions answered completely.  Confident to try it out a.s.a.p.

Thank you for a great day.”

Anon. BDS

“I found the course very enjoyable and informative”

RDN

“Really informative and enjoyable day”

RDN

“Very useful and helpful course . Its great to get away from the old days of scary Gas and sedation”

RDN

“Very Good and interesting”

Trainee RDN

Feedback questionnaire

Attendees were asked to grade the day on

Venue:
Relevance:
Audio-visuals:
Speaker:

From Poor,Adequate,Good, Very Good, Excellent

Results:

Venue: Excellent: 3/7 :Very Good 4/7
Relevance: to Subject: Excellent 4/7 : Very Good 3/7
Audio-visuals: Excellent: 3/7 : Very Good 4/7
Speaker Excellent: Excellent 3/7: Very good 4/7

I don't normally comment on the feedback but it is worth saying there were some remarkable similarities:

All the DNs, including my own 6 week-trainee, scored "Very Good" for all categories.

All the dentists scored "Excellent" in all four categories with one exception in one category

 I look forward to hearing from how their team progress.

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Newbury Hands-on RA Course

13th September 2008

Feedback comments

“ Very Informative and very helpful. Really enjoyable day. Thanks for Lunch! “  and " Many thanks again for a great day. Claudine and I thoroughly enjoyed it and I can't wait to dust the machine off tomorrow (and probably arrange a service!!) in Community and sort out getting started! "

Thanks again

Anne-Marie
CDS practitioner

 “Excellent, very pragmatic from many years experience – I now do not find the whole subject too scary to contemplate and even look forward to my first case!  Very warm and friendly environment.  Good to walk out to another fabulous venue for lunch.  Thank you both so very much for all your many hours of preparation to make all of us delegates feel at ease and for sharing this with us “  and "

 Jill Mather

Dental Therapist

“ Increased availability of courses ( R.A.) to GDPs and salaried services. Very helpful in the successful management of dental phobics,  seen in the CDS. Many thanks for the course and your hospitality.”

CDS practitioner

“Was set in a very comfortable location and was very welcoming. Thanks for a nice lunch”

Dental nurse

The feedback questionnaire was universally excellent !


Venue: Excellent: 5/5 :Excellent
Relevance: to Subject 5/5 Excellent
Audio-visuals: Excellent: 5/5 Excellent
Speaker Excellent: 5/5 Excellent

Feedback comments

Please click our logo to read the earlier testimonials I have received from dental practitioners who have been on my 1-day hands-on courses teaching courses in Inhalation Sedation theory and practice. They have attended  from all over the U.K. and The Republic of Ireland. Some course reports can be found below.