SAAD Sedation Courses

Taught by David Craig, Carole Boyle and others, the SAAD National Course in Conscious Sedation for Dentistry provides theoretical and practical instruction in all aspects relating to the current use of Conscious Sedation techniques.


2 days (one weekend) – Saturdays 9am-6pm, Sundays 8:45am-4:30pm


Courses take place on the Mile End campus of Queen Mary, University of London.

Course Dates

The course is run 3 times per year. Next available dates:

For dentists:
June 8th and 9th 2013
November 2nd and 3rd 2013

For dental nurses:
March 2nd and 3rd 2013
June 8th and 9th 2013
November 2nd and 3rd 2013

Inhalation Sedation Course for Dental Therapists/Hygienists:
3rd and 4th November 2012
8th and 9th June 2013 – providing there is a sufficient number of registrations


£610 per GDP
£380 per dental nurse
Inhalation sedation course for dental therapist/hygienist: £510

Course Contents

The National Course in Conscious Sedation for Dentistry is both suitable as an introduction to postgraduate education in sedation and also as a refresher for practitioners wishing to remain up to date with current techniques and contemporary teaching. Course content includes: Aspects of anxiety and pain control, treatment planning and patient assessment; The use of behavioural management, selection and appropriate use of drugs for sedation techniques; Physiology, anatomy and pharmacology relevant to Conscious Sedation; Organisation of the dental team, medico-legal aspects of sedation, record keeping, psychological and physiological monitoring of the sedated patient; Revision of the requirements of the General Dental Council in relation to the provision of Basic Life Support. Current UK Resuscitation Council Guidelines will be provided; Clinical cases of various conscious sedation techniques are assessed and practitioners may have practical experience of Relative Analgesia.

More information and course details:

SAAD Course Details

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