Sedation Team
Advisory Board
Practice Manager

About Us

For over 20 years Sedation Solutions practitioners have been providing conscious sedation solutions to the medical and dental fraternity.

Our reputation for professionalism is well established, and has resulted in us becoming a leading provider of conscious sedation services to over 500 clinics in London and South East of England and the rest of the UK.


The partners of Sedation Solutions comprise leading practictioners committed to the field of conscious sedation who have together provided sedation for over 250000 procedures.





Dr Joe Omar

Dr Omar qualified from Cairo University 1976 and returned to the UK to pursue a career in Anaesthesia. He took up Anaesthetics at Westminster Hospital in 1980 and subsequently held posts at St Stephens Hospital and the Royal Marsden before leaving the NHS to practice privately in Dental Anaesthetics.  Since 1984 Joe has been engaged exclusively in intravenous sedation for dental patients in the Harley Street area of London, where he is proud to serve over 200 dental surgeons. He is the current President of the Association of Dental Anaethetists (ADA) and is the senior partner of Sedation Solutions (Clinical) LLP, a group of medical practitioners dedicated to the art and science of sedation.  Joe has also been a member of the Standing Committee on Sedation in Dentistry at the RCS and RCA. Joe lectures on sedation and other medical topics both nationally and internationally, and is a Clinical Lecturer and examiner in Sedation at the Eastman Dental Institute, CPD, UCL.

Dr Andre von Backstrom

Dr von Backstrom has been involved in general anaesthesia and sedation in the UK for the last twenty one years, carrying out well in excess of 50 000 cases of general anaesthetics and sedations for dental and medical procedures.  He is a member of the Association of Dental Anaesthetists, the Society for the Advancement of Anaesthesia in Dentistry, the Royal College of Medicine, and the British Association of Cosmetic Doctors He takes great pride in, and is well known for, his friendly and caring provision of intravenous conscious sedation to ensure patients receive safe and effective pain free treatment.   He qualified as a medical practitioner in 1988 and has a Diploma in Sedation and Pain control,  and Advanced Life Support certification.

Dr Andre Du Plessis

Dr Du Plessis gained both his BMedSci and MBChB degrees, and holds a Diploma in Conscious Sedation. He has travelled extensively practising medicine. In the UK he has worked exclusively with the administration of conscious sedation, particularly for dental surgeons in Harley Street, the West End, and the City. Since 2005 he has been Honorary Lecturer and coordinator of the Certificate Programme in Conscious Sedation and Pain Management at Eastman CPD/University College London, and is a council member of the Association of Dental Anaesthetists (ADA).  

Dr Will Botha

Dr Botha qualified in 2001 and since 2003 has been involved in medical sedation. His experience covers the spectrum of both dental and surgical procedures under sedation for both adults and children where he is a leading practitioner in London.  In 2008 he completed a post-graduate diploma in sedation and pain control under the tutorship of Professor James Roelofse  (who is the architect of the University College London Eastman Dental Institute as well as its equivalent at the University of the Western Cape where Dr Botha completed his post graduate sedation courses).

Dr Gideon Bosch

Dr Bosch qualified as a doctor in 1981 and, after working as a family practitioner for 5 years, started his sedation practice which he has built into one of the largest and most successful sedation practices in the UK where he and his associates have focused on the greater London area. He is now a senior partner in Sedation Solutions. 
Gideon is involved in teaching practical sedation skills to sedation students, and is well known for his unique combination of clinical skills and relaxing bedside manner.


Sedation team

Our team of sedationists are medically qualified, appropriately trained, and experienced in the administration of sedation for medical and dental procedures. A high level of competence based on a solid foundation of theoretical and practical supervised training, progressive updating of skills and continuing experience is the key to our safe and effective track record of sedation practice.

Advisory board

Our advisory board comprises leading experts in the field of conscious sedation.

Professor James Roelofse

Professor Roelofse is a world authority in the field of anaesthesiology and conscious sedation for medical and dental procedures. He is a leading expert in the teaching of advanced sedation techniques to anaesthetists and non-anaesthetists alike and remains a constant source of advice and inspiration to those he has trained in the UK and around the world. His reputation takes him to all corners of the globe to lecture and establish popular postgraduate educational programs. He has published more than 100 peer-reviewed articles and is regularly invited to lecture at National and International meetings on a variety of topics regarding Sedation and Pain Management. In addition to his academic and teaching commitments he remains a practising sedationist and anaesthesiologist.

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Dr Nigel Kellow

Dr. Kellow qualified from the Royal Free in 1985. After training in pain medicine and anaesthesia in Oxford, Cambridge, London, and Paris he was appointed Consultant at St. Batholomew’s and the Royal London Hospitals in 1996. While working as a full-time NHS teaching hospital Consultant he studied for and was awarded an MBA from the London Business School, where his particular interest was healthcare management. He has been in full-time private practice since 2002.  His special interests are: the minimally invasive treatment of problems caused by degenerative spinal disease including disc herniation, radiculopathies, spinal stenosis, and vertebral body fractures. He is also interested in the treatment of neuropathic pain, and palliative treatments for cancer pain.


Our management team includes business professionals, sedationists, and surgeons to ensure first class service delivery.

Practice Manager

Daniel St. John-Hore

A big part of our success at Sedation Solutions is due to the very professional service of our central office, all under the control of our practice manager Daniel St. John-Hore. Dan has been practice manager for the past 9 years, after qualifying with a degree in Business and Marketing. In his role of managing the office Dan has been instrumental in managing the office, building the team, and implementing systems as the business has grown and expanded into a most professional outfit with an outstanding reputation for providing effective, efficient, and responsive customer service to our customers - clinics, patients, surgeries, and practitioners.