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SAAD Assessed Sedation Nurse Course

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Prizes & Grants

  • Dental Student Essay Prize
  • DCP Essay Prize
  • Drummond Jackson Essay Prize
  • Research Grants
  • SAAD Funding for PhD in Paediatric Sedation

Essay Prizes

SAAD awards three annual prizes for essays on any subject related to Conscious Sedation, Anxiety Control, General Anaesthesia or Analgesia in dentistry. These are the Dental Student Essay Prize, the Dental Nurse Essay Prize and the Drummond-Jackson Essay Prize.

Dental Student Essay Prize - £300

Each year a prize is available for the best essay written by an undergraduate dental student. Entries are accepted from any dental student from anywhere in the world and the prize is £300 which is presented at the SAAD Annual Symposium. The winning essay may be published in the SAAD Digest for the benefit of the SAAD membership. Entries must be received and acknowledged by the 31 March for the relevant year. All entries must be in English, A4 format with double spacing as a Microsoft word document, not exceeding 3,000 words and compliant with the SAAD Essay Prize Guidelines for Authors. Submission details are given below.

DCP Essay Prize - £300

Dental Nurses from anywhere in the world are invited to submit an essay for the annual SAAD Dental Nurse Essay Prize of £300. The prize is presented at the SAAD Annual Symposium and the winning essay may be published in the SAAD Digest for the benefit of the SAAD membership. Entries must be received and acknowledged by the 31 March for the relevant year. All entries must be in English, A4 format with double spacing as a Microsoft word document, not exceeding 2,500 words, and compliant with the SAAD Essay Prize Guidelines for Authors. Submission details are given below.

Drummond-Jackson Essay Prize - £500

The Drummond-Jackson Essay prize of £500 is awarded in memory of the founder of SAAD Dr Stanley Drummond-Jackson. The essay prize is open to graduates and undergraduates of both dentistry and medicine from anywhere in the world and should be an original publication. The deadline for the prize is 31 March annually and entries must be received and acknowledged by this date. SAAD reserve the right to publish the winning paper and the winner may be asked to present the paper at a SAAD scientific meeting. The essay should be in English, A4 format with double spacing as a Microsoft word document not exceeding 5,000 words, and compliant with the SAAD Essay Prize Guidelines for Authors.

Submission Details for all Essay Prizes.
Essays, specifying which essay prize they are entered for, should be emailed to fiona@saad.org.uk. Receipt will be confirmed by email. Please include full details of name, address, telephone and e-mail contact along with qualifications. Please download the SAAD Essay Prize Guidelines for Authors and ensure that your essay is complaint with these guidelines prior to submission. The decision of the SAAD Judging Panel is final and SAAD reserves the right not to award the prize if no suitable entries are received. Examples of previous prize winning essays can be seen in the SAAD Digest.

Research Grants

SAAD offers research grants to aid research in pain and anxiety control in dentistry. The award is open to all postgraduates with an interest in pain and anxiety control in dentistry who are working in the UK or Ireland. Individual applications for sums up to £5,000 will be considered. The Board of Trustees reserve the right to divide the available funding between more than one project up to the annual limit. Consideration will be given to applications for pump-priming funds to enable more major projects to be commenced, as well as completely funding projects as appropriate. Priority will be given to research (rather than audit projects). Ethical approval (if available) and indications of support from other interested parties such as drug companies or Health Trusts should be included. If funding is sought prior to the obtaining of ethical approval, SAAD’s support will be contingent on this being obtained.

In the first instance, interest in applying for the grant should be registered with the Executive Secretary at fiona@saad.org.uk. This should include your name and contact details along with a summary of your proposal as outlined below. Applicants may find the SAAD Research Toolkit useful. This initial application will be considered by a sub section of the Board of Trustees. A decision will be made whether to the proposal should be considered by the full Board, or that SAAD would not wish to fund the application at this stage.

The summary proposal must include:

Name of application

Email

Home Institution

Co- researchers

Title of project

Brief summary to include aims, objectives, ethical approval status

Amount of grant applied for

Details of how the grant will be spent

SAAD Funding for a PhD in Paediatric Dental Sedation

SAAD is currently funding a PhD in the area of paediatric dental sedation at Sheffield University. The decision to fund this research post follows publication of the NICE (National Institute of Clinical Excellence) clinical guideline: ‘Sedation for diagnostic and therapeutic procedures in children and young people’ which recognised the need for high quality research in this area. The NICE recommendations can be found in appendix G pages 85-92.

ABOUT SAAD

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.

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