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This webinar is an opportunity for SAAD members to learn about the first new sedation drug in nearly 40 years. We will discuss the pharmacology, technique, clinical applications and training needs.

Date: Thursday 15 September 2022

Times: 18:30 - 20:00

Aim: To increase awareness among SAAD members of this new drug

Venue: online via Zoom

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

£25 (non member)

Programme & Speakers:

The session will be chaired by Dr Carole Boyle, SAAD Course Director and previous SAAD President. Carole is a Consultant and Clinical Lead for Special Care Dentistry at Guy’s, and St Thomas’ Hospitals in London. Her particular interests are using sedation for people who require special care, teaching sedation both to undergraduates and postgraduates and providing dental care under general anaesthesia. She is a member of Dental Council at the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh.

Carole Boyle

Welcome - Sadie Hughes, President of SAAD.
Sadie Hughes is the Sedation Lead and a Specialist in Special Care Dentistry for the Hertfordshire Special Care Dental Service. She completed an MSc in Sedation and Special Care Dentistry in 2003 at King’s College London Dental Institute. Her clinical interests include sedation and behavioural management for adolescents requiring dental treatment and the dental management of adults with additional needs. Sadie is chair of the Sedation Training Accreditation Committee.

Sadie Hughes

Pharmacology and clinical use - Bryan Kerr

Bryan completed an MSc in Sedation and Special Care Dentistry at King's College London (KCL) and is now a Consultant at Guy's Hospital, London. He provides training in conscious sedation to undergraduate and postgraduate dentists at KCL. Bryan is a past chair for DSTG and is a member of the SAAD teaching faculty.

Bryan Kerr

Training requirements - David Craig

David is a consultant in Special Care Dentistry at Guy’s & St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust and Visiting Professor at the University of Portsmouth. A past president or SAAD and former Course Director, David has over 30 years' experience teaching conscious sedation techniques to undergraduate students, dental and medical practitioners. He has served on dental and multi-disciplinary groups preparing guidelines for safe sedation practice.

David Craig

The webinar will conclude with a panel discussion. You will be able to submit questions during the webinar, or you can email them to us in advance.

CPD hours: One hour, 30 minutes CPD

GDC development outcomes: To follow C, maintenance and development of your knowledge and skills within your field(s) of practice


  • Increased knowledge of the pharmacology of remimazolam
  • Consideration of training needs and clinical applications


Access: You will be emailed the access details in the week prior to the webinar

Please note:

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.

SAAD members: Please log on to the website before booking your place. The member discount will then be applied automatically, and will appear after you have pressed 'Book Now'. Please then disregard any any message about payment.

Enquiries to: or 01302 846 149

Cancellation Policy, Terms & Conditions

If you want to register but find that the registration has closed, please email

Event Details

Reservations Until:15/09/2022
Starts on:15/09/2022
Ends on:15/09/2022


£ 25.00


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.