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SAAD online CPD is a benefit for our members.

If you are a member, or have subscribed to the online CPD, please ensure that you have logged on, and then access this this year's CPD question via the members' menu.

SAAD members can access the online CPD which consists of multiple choice questions based on the refereed papers in the SAAD Digest.

Correctly completing the questions will provide verifiable sedation CPD and a downloadable certificate.

This year there are thirteen sections of questions, providing up to a total of up to thirteen hours of sedation CPD.

If you are NOT a member of SAAD, you can purchase access to the CPD here:

Please contact if you wish to purchase online access for several members of staff.

I am not a SAAD member and would like to purchase on line access to SAAD CPD

The SAAD online CPD is online sedation CPD based on questions about the refereed papers in the current issue of the SAAD Digest.

  • Purchasing access to the online CPD is a 12 month subscription
  • Access to the current issue of the SAAD Digest is provided
  • The questions are replaced each February/March
  • A sedation CPD certificate can be downloaded once the sections intended to be completed have been passed
  • It is possible to set up a direct debit to ensure that your subscription will automatically renew. Please contact us for details
  • If you are interested in purchasing access for a group, please contact us so that we can raise a single invoice and provide access codes

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There are currently 13 sections of questions, if correctly answered each section of questions provides an hour of sedation based CPD.

Section 1:
An evaluation of the need for dental sedation of anxious patients and their management in general dental practice

Section 2:
Service evaluation audit to assess compliance with ‘Standards for conscious sedation in the provision of dental care for patients undergoing inhalation sedation’ document for Leicestershire Community Dental Service during COVID-19 pandemic

Section 3:
A review of the complication rates in the provision of intravenous sedation in community dental practice

Section 4:
Is it Essential to Perform an Inferior Alveolar Nerve Block to anaesthetise posterior mandible teeth?

Section 5:
A quality improvement project to inform patients of the risks and benefits associated with local anaesthetic

Section 6:
How has the COVID-19 Pandemic affected dental anxiety and the services and techniques used in its management?

Section 7:
An investigation into the impact of changes in dental practices following the COVID-19 outbreak on patients with dental anxiety and their attitudes towards these changes

Section 8:
A study into inhalation sedation outcomes for paediatric patients in the community dental service in Leicestershire prior to and during the COVID-19 pandemic

Section 9:
Evaluation of the provision of conscious sedation within Yorkshire and Humber

Section 10:
Inhalation sedation success: all in the mind?

Section 11:
Co–administration of nitrous oxide and IV midazolam for conscious sedation

Section 12:
Service evaluation of paediatric dental general anaesthesia; and delivery of caries prevention advice in a Maxillofacial Unit

Section 13:
Can we trust the pulse oximeter?

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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.