Let IV sedation be the solution...

SAF Medical Ltd offers a professional medical service to dentists and doctors who have anxious patients who cannot have treatment without sedation.

There are a variety of reasons behind patients requiring sedation. For example, sedation may be necessary if the patient has dental anxiety, if they are about to have a painful or complex procedure or if they have had a past traumatic experience. 

We know that oral sedation in the form of Diazepam and Temazepam often has an unpredictable effect, onset or duration. Some patients might still be uncomfortable as these tablets contain no analgesic properties. Other patients might be too sedated and could even have breathing problems. 

Likewise, national guidelines now not only require continuous saturation monitoring of the patient when oral sedation is administered, but also that staff be adequately trained in ILS and the dentist be confident in cannulating in case of emergency.

We provide a mobile IV sedation service, which might be the solution to all of the above issues. Not only will an experienced medical doctor be present during the procedure, but our service should ensure that your clinic list runs smoothly and time-efficiently.

Staff
4

Dedicated to work.

Clinics
40

Across Essex, Kent and more

Patients
250

Administered so far  

Practising since
2015

Across different areas

Dr Rudi Swart

Sedationist

Dr Swart moved to the UK in 2003 and became interested in Emergency Medicine. He now has 14 years of experience as an A&E doctor, where he regularly performs emergency procedures under sedation. He has also taught medical students, nurses and junior doctors.

In 2006 he became interested in Forensic Medicine and completed the DFMS (Diploma in Forensic Medical Sciences) and was awarded Membership of the Faculty of Forensic and Legal Medicine(MFFLM). He has been certified with the Resus Council (UK) for Advanced Life Support (ALS) Advanced Paediatric Life Support (APLS) Advanced Trauma Life Support (ATLS) over the last 10 years. Dr Swart started working for NHS dental sedation referral centres in 2008.

He has done over 20,000 sedation procedures and is regularly involved in private sedations in and around London and Harley Street.

Dr Swart also completed a post-graduate diploma course as an honorary lecturer with University College London in 2014 and in 2016, he attended an international course in The USA on ‘Procedural in Children Sedation Presented by the Society for Paediatric Sedation.’

He is registered with the GMC and has medical indemnity with MPS. Dr Swart is a member of SPS, SAAD and Medsu. He has been made President of the ADA in October 2020. Currently, he is an Examiner for the Licentiate Exams of the FFFLM (Faculty of Forensic and Legal Medicine) and on the Council of the ADA (Association of Dental Anaesthetists). He works part time in A&E as a Locum Doctor and works for the Metropolitan police as a Forensic Medical Examiner. Hence SAF Medical (Sedation, A&E and Forensic Medicine.)

He has also worked as a cruise ship doctor on the prestigious Queen Mary.

Director of SAF Medical Ltd: Practicing Sedation, A&E Medicine and Forensic Medicine

Dr Rudi Swart

MBChB DFMS MFFLM

Dr Swart studied Medicine at the University of Stellenbosch in sunny South Africa.

During his first two years as a medical doctor, he worked in South Africa, rotating through different hospital departments, including Anesthetics.

He has done over 20,000 sedation procedures and is regularly involved in private sedations in and around London and Harley Street.

Meet our dedicated team

Joanne Delaney

Pediatric Nurse

Joanne started her career 34 years ago, working in a hospital before moving to Saint Francis Hospice so that she could fulfil her passion of caring for people, by delivering palliative care in patient’s homes.

She moved into dentistry 16 years ago, where she still currently works as a sedation recovery nurse in a referral centre, where they treat both adults and children regularly.
Joanne has a great understanding of children’s needs; she enjoys spending time with them and talking to them on a level that they understand.

Joanne has attended the SAAD conference annually since 2007 and has a record of excellence in sedation treatments. She keeps up to date on all of her CPD including Safeguarding, as well as her PILS and ILS. In her spare time, Joanne loves nothing more than spending it with her 4 grandchildren.

Ms Rose Lindsay

Dental Nurse

Rose started her career, when she was 17, as a dental nurse in a general dental practice, where she also started working towards her NVQ Level 3 in Oral Healthcare. Rose qualified in 2002 and started assisting during conscious procedures in a busy referral centre.

Rose has been registered with the General Dental Council since 2007. Her role as a dental nurse included; triaging referral by medical history, seeing patients during consultation, conducting pre-sedation health checks, assisting the dentist during sedation, oral surgery and restorative work.

She had attended the SAAD Course in 2008 and 2015 and has successfully achieved the NEBDN Award in Intravenous Sedation Nursing in 2018.

Rose started working at SAF Medical Ltd in 2017, whilst still working in a busy sedation referral centre in Colchester.

Dr Zelda Swanepoel

Sedationist

Dr Zelda studied Medicine at the University of Pretoria, South Africa. She worked in hospitals rotating in different departments, including anaesthetics. She spent five years working as a GP, including A&E rotation, before she changed her career path and did phase three clinical trials for a pharmaceutical company.

Dr Zelda relocated to the UK in 2001 and took a career break to look after three children. Always having had a passion for dentistry she started doing conscious sedation for dentistry in 2007. She obtained a certificate in Sedation and Pain Management from UCL in 2009.

As a mobile seditionist, she treated a wide scope of patients from adult and children NHS lists to private patients in more than 70 practices in London and the South East of England.

In 2011 she moved to Norwich to become a dedicated seditionist for a large NHS referral clinic in Norwich and has worked there since. She has kept up with her learning, including completing a resuscitation qualification and has completed one revalidation cycle with the GMC.

In 2018, she was elected President of The Association Of Dental Anaesthetists(ADA). She enjoys running, acting and is very involved with her charity Loving by Giving and has travelled to Tanzania to do some outreach work there. She started working at SAF Medical in 2019.

Pascal Forkuo

Doctor

Dr Pascal Forkuo moved to the UK in 2002 having graduated in 1998 at the Charles University Medical School in Prague.
He initially worked in Accident and Emergency (A&E) and then various surgical departments in the country including Neurosurgery, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and General Surgery completing his examinations and becoming a Member of the Royal College of Surgeons in 2006 (MRCSed).
Whilst doing a research in colorectal cancer, he became a permanent staff at the A&E department at the then Singelton Hospital in Swansea.
Dr Forkuo then became interested in Forensic Medicine in 2007 and has been working for the Metropolitan Police London since 2009 to date as a Forensic Medical Examiner.
He went on to do the Diploma in Forensic and Legal Medicine (DipFLM) in 2011 at the University of Ulster and then a Certificate in Drug and Alcohol Studies at the University of Glasgow in 2013. He has completed his training as a Medical Examiner (ME) and has been accredited as an ME of The Royal College of Pathologists.
He is accredited with Advanced Trauma Life Support and Advanced Life Support by the Resuscitation Council UK
He has been teaching master’s students in Forensic Science seconded to him from Queen Mary University London.
His interest in Sedation started in 2018 and completed the ICLS/STAC accredited qualification process in 2021.

Comprehensive patient care before, during and after sedation

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Liase with clinic
or practice

Telephone consultation
with patient

All sedatives and
painkillers provided

Patient paperwork includes consent, pre- and post-op instructions and post-op feedback

What our customers are saying

I have complete confidence in Dr Swart and would recommend him to other patients. He made me feel very comfortable and the whole process was pain free.

Ms D ABrickstables, Colchester (December 2019)

I felt very comfortable with Dr Smit, you can tell she has understanding and reassurance for her patients.

Ms K HBillericay Dental Centre (January 2020)

I was so worried as I have never had anything like this done and she made me feel so much better and answered all my questions highly recommend.

Ms S FThe Harrow Dental Practice, Hornchurch (February 2020)

11/10 for Dr Swart, Very professional, friendly and i didn't feel a thing 🙂

Ms K MWinning Smiles, Romford (January 2020)

For someone who has a real fear of dental procedures, I felt completely relaxed and at ease.

Ms B HTogether Dental Braintree-Together Dental Braintree

It worked so well I couldn't remember a thing.

Mr T SDental Kind Billericay -14th Oct 2020

Would definitely have it again if required. Have no recollection of events until a few hours after the sedation

Ms H HDental Kind Billericay - 13th Oct 2020

Dr Swart was excellent. This is the 2nd time he has sedated me and put me totally at ease and was also painless.

Ms K LBluebell Dental Practice Ilford - 14th Sept 2020

I’d just like to thank dr Swart for looking after me so well, I was so so scared and he took all that away. Thank you so much.-

Ms J HAdvance Dental Clinic Chelmsford - 22ND SEPT 2020

Don’t suffer awake, if you can be sedated 

Call us to find out how we can help to put you at ease