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SAAD Assessed Sedation Nurse Course

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Event Details

Reservations Until:19/01/2021
Starts on:21/01/2021
Ends on:04/02/2021


A series of three webinars chaired by Dr Carole Boyle

Don’t worry if you can’t join in for the live webinar – as long as you register to attend we will be able to provide access to the recordings and you will be able to submit your feedback and download an attendance certificate.

Date: Thursdays 21, 28 January & 4 February 2021

Times: 19:00 - 20:00

Aims: To follow

Venue: online via Zoom

Fees: £75 (non member)

SAAD members £60 (log onto the SAAD website for discount to be applied, the discount will show after you press 'BOOK NOW')


The sessions will be chaired by Dr Carole Boyle, SAAD Course Director and previous SAAD President. Carole is the clinical lead for sedation and special care dentistry at Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust (GSTT) the largest teaching department in the UK

Carole Boyle


David Craig - Procedural Conscious Sedation (PCS) for medical specialties

David Craig

David Craig MBE needs no introduction to the sedation world. A previous SAAD President and Course Director he is known for his wide knowledge of sedation and his role in dental politics ensuring that the role of sedation is not overlooked. In recent years as Chair of the Conscious Sedation Committee at Guy’s and St Thomas’ (GSTT) he has been teaching our medical colleagues on safe sedation. In the webinar he will share his unique insight into the use of sedation in the medical sphere.


Andrew McKay - ILS update

Anthony McKay

This year it has been difficult to access ILS training. Recognising this, a joint statement published by the Care Quality Commission and General Dental Council suggested that appropriate alternative provisions could be made including e-learning. This session will help fulfil that requirement.

Anthony McKay is a Senior Resuscitation Training Officer at GSTT where he has a wealth of experience attending emergencies and teaches undergraduate dental students. He is an ALS, APLS, NLS and Generic Resuscitation Instructor with a keen interest in non-technical skills. He has a Masters in Quality and Safety in Healthcare evaluating resuscitation teams.


Paul Howlett - Sedation in a pandemic

Paul Howlett is long standing member of SAAD council and is our communication secretary. He is a partner in Queensway Dental - a well-known multi-disciplinary practice in the North East. Paul provides both intravenous and inhalation conscious sedation for all aspects of dental care. Having worked through 2020 he is well aware of the challenges of working in primary care this year and will share his experience and provide advice


CPD hours: Three hours CPD

GDC development outcomes: To follow

Learning outcomes:

Webinar 1: Procedural Conscious Sedation (PCS) for medical specialties
At the end of this session you will:

1. Have reviewed the similarities and differences between adult PCS techniques in medicine and dentistry.

2. Understand the implications of different methods of pain control.

3. Have considered the national recommendations on the use of capnography during PCS.

4. Appreciate the advantages of liaison with medical specialties, especially anaesthesia.


Webinar 2: ILS update
At the end of this session you will:

1. Have explored Common Medical Emergencies in Dentistry

2. Have explored common issues related to resuscitation and COVID -19

3. Have learnt how to develop a team-based scenario


Webinar 3: Sedation in a pandemic
At the end of this session you will:

1.Have reviewed the challenges of providing conscious sedation through the pandemic

2. Have discussed potential mitigations and modifications to the patient journey for conscious sedation in response to COVID-19

3. Appreciate the potential role of video consultation platforms in patient assessment

4. Have considered options for team training in sedation during the COVID-19 pandemic


Access: You will be emailed the access codes prior to each of the webinars

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.

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'.

Enquiries to: or 01302 846 149

Cancellation Policy, Terms & Conditions


£ 75.00
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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.