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The use of general anaesthesia in special care dentistry: A clinical guideline for the British Society for Disability and Oral Health (2022)

Recent Documents


IACSD Standards for Conscious Sedation in the Provision of Dental Care (V1.1) – 2020 Report

Standards for Conscious Sedation in the Provision of Dental Care and Accreditation - link to the RCS website (for IACSD & STAC) NB: The role of the IACSD Accreditation Sub-Committee was taken over by the Sedation Training Accreditation Committee (STAC) in June 2017. The procedure for course accreditation remains the same but the email address for applications has changed to

FAQs on the IACSD page of the RCSEng website


SAAD Safe Sedation Practice Scheme – 2023 revision


NHS Education for Scotland. Conscious Sedation in Dentistry Dental Clinical Guidance 3rd Ed (SDCEP)

Commissioning Dental Services: Service Standards for Conscious Sedation in a Primary Care Setting

SAAD Documents

SAAD Safe Sedation Practice Scheme - 2023

Referral for Dentistry with Conscious Sedation. A referral form (in conjunction with DSTG)


Not currently available due to website maintenance.

Advanced Conscious Sedation Techniques for Adult Dental Patients Training Syllabus

Advanced Conscious Sedation Techniques for Paediatric Patients Training Syllabus

Guidance for Commissioning - NHS England Dental Sedation Services - A Framework Tool

A Guide to Maintaining Professional Standards in Conscious Sedation for Dentistry

Primary Care Commissioning. A sample letter re NHS sedation services

Toolkit for Conscious Sedation Research


External Documents

The following three documents constitute the current national guidance...

Safe Sedation Practice for Healthcare Procedures: Standards and Guidance

IACSD Standards for Conscious Sedation in the Provision of Dental Care (2020)

Sedation in Children and Young People: National Institute for Clinical Excellence (2010)


Further documents of interest...

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'A Conscious Decision'

A joint report by the CMO & CDO on General Anaesthesia and Sedation.


'Guidelines for the Appointment of Dentists with a Special Interest (DwSI) in Conscious Sedation'

A joint report by the DoH and Faculty of General Dental Practice


Logbook of Clinical Experience in Conscious Sedation (download)

When you need further space for experience notes you can simply print off page 3 again.


Indicator of Sedation Need (IOSN) - Questionnaire for Patients

Advice on how this should be used can be found in the SAAD Digest.

Coulthard P. The Indicator of Sedation Need (IOSN).SAAD Digest 2012;


Midazolam: NPSA Rapid Response Report RRR011 (1) & Controlled Drug Regulations


Sedation in Dentistry: Undergraduate Training

Guidelines for Teachers


Training for Safe Practice in Advanced Sedation Techniques for Adult Patients

A Discussion Paper


Training in Conscious Sedation for Dentistry


Standards for Postgraduate Education


The Competent Graduate


SAAD Symposium Past Programmes

2023 Caring for an increasingly complex population - personal insights and personalised care

2022 The best way to predict your future is to create it

2021 Thinking Outside the Box

2020 Symposium postponed due to covid pandemic

2019 SAAD Symposium in Manchester

2018 Challenges for the Future

2017 SAAD Diamond Jubilee. A Strong Foundation for a Bright Future

2016 Sedation is Alive and Well in General Dental Practice

2015 Dental Sedation: Staying Ahead of the Curve

2014 Drugs: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

2013 Commissioning Sedation: Delivering for Patients

2012 Who Needs Sedation?

2011 Conscious Sedation: Beyond the Basics

2010 Dental Sedation 2010: New Guidance and Best Practice

2009 Practical Sedation: Trances, Needles & Consent

2008 Fundamentals of Safety Culture in Sedation Practice

2007 Sedation in Primary Care: Progress and Politics