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The SAAD Digest is the Journal of the Society for the Advancement of Anaesthesia in Dentistry and has been published regularly in London UK, since 1970. It has been produced in its current format since 2006. One edition is published each year in February and copies of all editions produced since then are available below to view or download in PDF. The Digest has become a unique and invaluable international forum for all interested in advancement of knowledge in pain and anxiety control for dentistry.

The Editorial Board invites contributions from all active in the field, and is interested to receive case reports.

Potential authors should consult the Guidelines for Authors.

Please contact with any enquiries.

The submission deadline for publication in the February 2023 Digest is 30 June 2022.

Current volume...

Volume 37 (2021)


Previous volumes...

Volume 36 (2020)

Volume 35 (2019)

Volume 34 (2018)

Volume 33 (2017)

Volume 32 (2016)

Volume 31 (2015)

Volume 30 (2014)

Volume 29 (2013)

Volume 28 (2012)

Volume 27 (2011)

Volume 26 (2010)

Volume 25 (2009)

Volume 24 (2008)

Volume 23 (2007)

Volume 22 (2006)


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.