SAAD, 21 Portland Place, London, W1B 1PY


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This is a two-day course.

This course is designed to provide dental nurses with the knowledge, skills and attitudes, that, when followed by supervised clinical practice with an approved clinical supervisor, will enable them to assist an operator-sedationist during the provision of dental treatment under conscious sedation. The course is taught by some of the country’s most experienced sedation teachers. The course includes the main areas of sedation: intravenous, inhalational and oral. Most topics are covered by lectures, demonstrations and small group practical sessions. There are practical skill stations in venepuncture, monitoring and Basic Life Support. Detailed course notes are provided and students are encouraged to ask lots of questions! A certificate of attendance is awarded at the end of the course. This is a standalone course that can be attended by experienced sedation nurses as a refresher, or by 'new starters' as part of the SAAD Assessed Sedation Nurse scheme.

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Re ILS training - practitioners must be able to provide age-appropriate immediate life support as defined by the main elements of the Resuscitation Council (UK) ILS and PILS training programmes. It is not essential to undertake a Resuscitation Council (UK) accredited ILS/PILS course. Alternative courses with equivalent content which are adapted to the needs of dental practice are acceptable: these might also include the management of common sedation, medical and dental emergencies. This training should be renewed annually.

Event Details

Starts on:11/03/2023
Ends on:12/03/2023
Location:Queen Mary University, London Mile End Road Campus


£ 420.00


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.