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SAAD Assessed Sedation Nurse Course

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Event Details

Reservations Until:14/09/2018
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 (tbc)

Programme to follow

Learning outcomes to follow

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)

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: TBC. 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.

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

Carole Boyle providing an update on the SAAD PhD funding

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

Bradford District Care NHS Foundation Trust Community Dental Service Representatives on developing a referral pathway for anxious patients

Registration closing date: 14th 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 7th 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

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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.