The Society for the Advancement of Anaesthesia in Dentistry (SAAD) is a dental charity dedicated to the advancement of knowledge in pain and anxiety control for dentistry.
SAAD is at the forefront of postgraduate teaching of sedation techniques in dentistry.
The Society runs courses for the whole dental team encouraging the safe provision of conscious sedation.
Other activities include providing scientific seminars, giving expert advice to other bodies including the Department of Health and the General Dental Council; providing experts for guidelines and standards documents; giving expert evidence to the courts; promoting research in the field of pain and anxiety control and providing individual support and advice to members.
Membership of the society is open to any registered dental or medical practitioner, dental nurse or dental therapist/hygienist.