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.



November 7th & 8th 2015 (Spaces Available)

Dental Nurses

June 13th & 14th 2015 (Spaces Available)

Inhalation Sedation Course for Dental Therapists/Hygienists

June 13th & 14th 2015 (Spaces Available)

Dental Nurse Part II

February 20th & 21st 2016 (Spaces Available)



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 [...]

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SAAD members please make sure that we have your current email address.  The next issue of the SAAD Newsletter will be distributed electronically. To confirm your email address, please email your name and/or membership number. Confirm Your Email

URGENT WARNING re 200 bar cylinders

The MHRA has issued a Medical Device Alert Ref: MDA/2013/002 warning about the use of medical oxygen and medical air cylinders filled to 200 atmospheres (200 bar).  The alert was aimed at all medical, technical and nursing staff responsible for handling or attaching medical oxygen cylinders to medical devices and warned of risk of serious [...]


  • 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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