SAAD Annual Symposium 2015

Saturday 3 October 2015

Royal Society of Medicine, 1 Wimpole Street, London W1G 0AE


Further details will be posted soon


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.



March 5th & 6th 2016 (Spaces Available)

Dental Nurses

June 13th & 14th (Spaces Available)

Inhalation Sedation Course for Dental Therapists/Hygienists

Please contact if you are interested in this course

Dental Nurse Part II

September 3rd & 4th 2016(Spaces Available)


New Standards for Conscious Sedation 2015

Standards for Conscious Sedation and the Provision of Dental Care 2015.   Report of the Intercollegiate Advisory Committee for Sedation in Dentistry.   Published on 22nd April 2015 this report creates a new national standard for conscious sedation in dentistry.  Focused on patient safety and optimal patient care recommendations are made about information for patients, [...]

IFDAS 14th International Dental Congress on Anaesthesia, Sedation and Pain Control

Berlin, Germany 8th – 10th October 2015 Local anesthesia – a versatile technique The medically compromised patient Sedation in dentistry and oral surgery Emergency medicine: Problem-based teaching – simulation in dental anaesthesia Alternative methods of anxiolysis, sedation and pain reduction Free papers Workshop: Training and simulation of emergencies Further details on the IFDAS Congress Website


Download  SAAD Guidance for Commissioning.  SAAD has a professional responsibility for the  delivery of pain and anxiety control for patients and to safeguard access to essential conscious sedation services for dentistry developed to national standards. There is a need to achieve a safe patient centric transfer of sedation services from Primary Care Trusts to the [...]


  • Provision of advice to practitioners and to professional protection societies
  • Regular SAAD Postgraduate Courses
  • SAAD Courses for dental nurses, therapists and hygienists
  • Representation on committees of enquiry, study groups, and virtually all official advisory bodies concerned with dental anaesthesia and sedation.
  • The furthering of research into the provision of pain and anxiety control.
  • Annual conference
  • Publication of the SAAD Digest
  • Functioning as a member of the International Federation of Dental Anaesthesiology Societies- IFDAS - (which gives each SAAD members automatic membership).

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