SAAD has been running courses for over forty years. The popularity of our courses is reliant on the unstinting support of the UK’s best known names in sedation. Combining the academic input of teaching hospitals with the experience of primary care clinicians ensures a sensible and balanced approach to conscious sedation and resuscitation courses.
Sedation courses are led by dentists for dentists. This is appropriate due to the many years of skill and knowledge gained by a small group of dentists who have been practicing such techniques safely for a long time. Our medical colleagues in many specialties are slowly realising the benefits of conscious sedation and it is not uncommon for dentists to come across odd or radical ideas promulgated by less experienced sedationists in other fields. SAAD encourages sedation for dentistry taught by dentists with expertise. SAAD does not encourage occasional or one day courses in simple sedation techniques taught by individuals with specialist knowledge in other areas where sedation is an assumed capability of that teacher.
All SAAD courses are hugely successful due to the combination of skills and knowledge of a faculty of medical and dental disciplines. Above all SAAD teaches safe and sensible procedures based on science independent of the emotional politics so often associated with these subjects. SAAD courses are practical, rewarding, and fun!