Dental therapists and dental hygienists

New to sedation?

Then the SASH/T scheme is for you!


    • STAC accredited course
    • Written and practical assessments
    • Portfolio for supervised cases
    • Advice and support
    • Certificate of completion

The SASH/T scheme is accredited by IACSD / Sedation Training Accreditation Committee (STAC), RCSEng and includes approval of your supervisor, verification of your portfolio - Clinical Logbook, Direct Observation of Procedural Skills (DOPS) forms and the SASH/T Practice Checklist.

Successful practitioners will receive a SAAD certificate confirming ‘SAAD Assessed Sedation Therapist/Hygienist’ status which will enable you to practise independently.

Please note: SAAD provides knowledge and skills training in conscious sedation in compliance with current UK Standards (IACSD, 2020). We also offer the opportunity for course participants to gain supervised clinical experience through the SASH/T scheme. However, it is the responsibility of candidates from the Republic of Ireland (and other countries) to ensure that SAAD's training is acceptable to both the National and local authorities, where the candidate intends to practice. SAAD is unable to enter into negotiations of behalf of course participants or to identify appropriate supervisors.