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We'd like to welcome you to the 2022 SAAD Symposium!

Date: Saturday 1 October 2022

Times: 09:30 - 16:45

Programme: the programme is available to download

Aim: To explore new ways to deliver high-quality conscious sedation whilst being mindful of the social and environmental impact we have

Learning outcomes:

  • To evaluate the environmental and social impacts of conscious sedation in the dental setting

  • To describe the principles of service design and considerations for the successful implementation of conscious sedation services

  • To familiarise delegates with digital sedation and novel virtual reality anxiety management techniques

  • To be aware of the legislative challenges and potential pitfalls associated with sedation practice

  • To explore the pharmacology, indications and contra-indications of new drugs

  • To revisit local anaesthesia techniques to improve reliability and explore the latest innovations in local anaesthesia

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

Fees: £225 (non member)

SAAD members £170 (log onto the SAAD website for the discount to be applied, the discount will show after you press 'BOOK NOW')

SAAD DCP members £95 (log onto the SAAD website for the discount to be applied, the discount will show after you press 'BOOK NOW')

SAAD undergraduate members £45 (contact for a discount code)

DCPs £125 (contact for a discount code, quoting your GDC number)

CPD hours: Five hours & 25 minutes sedation CPD. The symposium fulfils the GDC's development outcomes for B, C and D.

RCoA CPD approval: Royal College of Anaesthetists accreditation has been applied for.

Confirmed speakers:

Ganga Allen on community based anxiety management

Jonny Groome & Zahra Shehabi discussing the climate impact of healthcare & medicinal gases

Nicolas Schaettel talking about digital sedation technology using virtual reality

Laleh Sharifian on peripatetic service design

Christopher Holden discussing how not to meet an expert witness

Tara Renton on how to predict local anaesthetic effectiveness and minimise complications

Neena Seth with an update on dexmedetomidine

Bryan Kerr with an update on remimazolam

Plus updates on SAAD research projects from:

Ashleigh Stamp

Marija Borisovaite-Petruliene

Mili Doshi

Susan Welford

Click here to read more about the speakers.

Registration closing date: 19th September 2022

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 10th September 2022 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

If you would like to attend the symposium, but find that registration has closed, please email


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Event Details

Starts on:01/10/2022
Ends on:01/10/2022


£ 225.00


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.