Prof James Roelofse

The Implant Clinic is privileged to have Professor James Roelofse as our senior academic advisor and practicing sedation practitioner. He is a world authority in the field of Anaesthesiology and Conscious Sedation for medical and dental procedures, and has been actively involved in all matters concerning sedation for most of his professional career.
His very impressive curriculum vitae includes:


  • Visiting Professor at University College London (UCL) and Director of the Postgraduate Certificate in ..Dental Sedation and Pain Management
  • Head of Anaesthesiology and Sedation at the University of the Western Cape South Africa
  • Diplomat of the National Dental Board of Anaesthesiologists in the USA
  • Elected member of the World SIVA Paediatric Executive Committee
  • Elected member of the World SIVA Patient Safety Committee
  • Member of the International Sedation Task Force on Adverse Events During Sedation
  • Architect of the University College London Eastman Dental Institute sedation courses
  • Reviewer of the Scottish Dental Clinical Effectiveness Programme updated guidance on ‘Conscious Sedation in Dentistry’ 2012
  • Member of committee writing the Paediatric and Adult Procedural Sedation and Analgesia Guidelines for the .South African Society of Anaesthesiologists
  • Architect of the Stellenbosch University & University of the Western Cape Postgraduate Diploma and Masters Sedation courses
  • Honorary President of the Society of Sedation Practitioners of South Africa (SOSPOSA – a member of the International Federation of Dental Anaesthesiology Societies IFDAS)


World renowned speaker engagements including:

  • Convener: SOSPOSA Sedation symposium Stellenbosch, June 2014
  • 2014 Convener: SASA Sedation symposium Sun City, Johannesburg, March
  • 2014 Invited speaker World Society of Intravenous Anesthesia Sofia, Bulgaria May 2014: Education and innovations in Sedation
  • 2013 SASA Convener: Sedation symposium Port Elizabeth, February 2013
  • Invited guest speaker at Oslo University, Norway 2013
  • SASA congress Port Elizabeth 2013
  • SASA Western Cape branch 2013
  • Advanced Study Club UCL Eastman London, 2013
  • World Congress of Anaesthesiologists 2008 on “Who Should Administer Conscious Sedation”
  • World Congress of Anesthesiologists 2012 in Argentina
  • SASA Congress 2012 in Cape Town
  • The London Deanery day in November 2011 on the ‘Evolution and Revolution of Conscious Sedation’


  • Over 150 scientific papers
  • Chapter in the handbook “Paediatric Sedation Outside of the Operating Room” by Harvard Medical School, published September 2011
  • Author of the popular monthly “Sedation Corner” published in the Journal of the South African Dental Association.