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SAAD Assessed Sedation Nurse Course

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Event Details

Reservations Until:22/09/2018
Starts on:22/09/2018
Ends on:22/09/2018


Patients present us with many challenges. Increasingly we will be required to provide sedation for patients who have challenging morbidities; dementia, diabetes, obesity. The need to give clear information to patients is paramount, and increasingly scrutinised. The quest for a 'perfect smile' may encourage more patients to consider implants, and the applications of CBT are only just beginning to be appreciated. All will be discussed at this year's SAAD Symposium. Here's to the future!

Date: Saturday 22nd September 2018

Times: 09:30 - 16:30

Programme: the programme is available to download.

Learning outcomes:

  • Assess and manage airway complications to ensure patient safety
  • To understand the implications of diabetes on conscious sedation and manage them appropriately
  • To appreciate the consequences of dental implant placement using conscious sedation and evaluate the role of the dental team
  • To explore the role of simulated virtual reality in the psychological preparation of the dentally anxious patient, with an opportunity to use a virtual reality device
  • To increase awareness of the challenges of sedation provision beyond the walls of the conventional dental setting, using examples such as the Royal Air Force
  • To understand the importance of patient information as part of the consent process
  • To familiarise with CBT techniques in children, resources available and practical applications of CBT
  • To explore the use of an anxiety management pathway used in an established sedation service

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

Fees: £195 (non member)

SAAD members £150 (log onto the SAAD website for discount to be applied, the discount will show after you press 'BOOK NOW')

SAAD DCP members £75 (use the discount code emailed to you or contact

SAAD undergraduate members £45 (use the discount code emailed to you or contact

DCPs £100 (contact for a discount code, quoting your GDC number)

CPD hours: Five hours sedation CPD. The symposium fulfils the GDC's development outcomes for A, B, and D; effective communication, effective teamwork, development and maintenance of skills in treating anxious patients and the maintenance of behaviours and attitudes, putting patients interests first. RCoA CPD approval is applied for.

RCoA CPD approval: Whilst formal recognition from the RCoA will not be available on this occasion, doctors who attend can self-accredit their participation on the basis of one CPD credit per hour of contact/guided learning, when accompanied by reflection demonstrating how their attendance has been appropriate to their whole practice.

Confirmed speakers:

Kate Rivett on communications with patients and patient information

Lucy Wray discussing the management of diabetic patients for sedation in primary care

David Craig talking about airway assessment for conscious sedation

Jen Hare and Bryan Kerr with an update on their virtual reality research

Vikram Kavi talking about developing sedation services for implantology in primary care

Fiona Noble and Jen Kirby on the Sheffield CBT system for Adolescents

Marguerite Reith talking about dental sedation in the Royal Air Force in its centenary year

Nadiya Suida and Edwina D'Souza on developing a referral pathway for anxious patients

Registration closing date: 16h September 2018

Poster presentations: A first prize of £250 and a second prize of £100 will be awarded for the best poster. Abstracts, of no more than 200 words, and suitable for possible inclusion in the SAAD Digest should be submitted by 11th September 2018 to Poster boards will be allocated by 14th September. You will be responsible for the printing and displaying of your poster, maximum size A0.

Please note:

If you are registering more than one person at different rates please contact Fiona for a personalised discount code. Please provide the names and discount rates applied for.

If you are registering more than one person please enter a different email address for each participant because the email address will form part of the login for the certificate download.

If your registration fee will be paid by a third party please ensure that you enter, under 'purchaser info', all of the details they require to appear on the invoice.

Enquiries to: or 01302 846 149

Cancellation Policy, Terms & Conditions

The online registration has now closed. If you are interested in attending the symposium please email


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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.