Enrolment in the SAS scheme is only available to ‘New Starters’. Please do not apply if you meet the ‘Transitional Arrangements’ criteria on Page 87 of the IACSD Standards. The SAS scheme is not available to practitioners who have undertaken knowledge and skills-based training elsewhere.


In summary, the stages of the SAAD Assessed Sedationist scheme are

  • Registration for the SAS scheme, nomination of a clinical supervisor and payment of the £315 course fee. (The fee is £300 for the 2019/11 scheme.)
  • Acceptance on to the SAAD National Course and approval of the clinical supervisor
  • Attendance at the SAAD National Course
  • Successful completion of the written assessment at the end of the SAAD National Course
  • Completion of 20 IV and/or 10 IS cases under supervision
  • Submission of logbook(s), DOPs and Practice Evaluation Checklist(s) to SAAD
  • Internal moderation of documents by SAAD
  • Satisfactory completion is confirmed and you become a SAAD Assessed Sedationist able to provide sedation independently in accordance with the IACSD guidance


If you decide to enrol please make sure you have all of the required information to hand and then complete the enrolment form below for the SAS scheme appropriate to the SAAD National Course you are registered for. You must complete the online form and pay the fee before the deadline.


Potential ‘New Starters’ must provide the following information at the time of registering for the SAS scheme:

  • Intended sedation technique(s)
  • Age group of patients - adults, children (<16) or both
  • Name of proposed clinical supervisor
  • GDC / GMC No. of proposed clinical supervisor
  • Qualifications of proposed clinical supervisor
  • Dental sedation experience of proposed clinical supervisor
  • Approx number of dental sedation provided in the last 12 months
  • Dental sedation services offered by proposed clinical supervisor
  • Address of the practice(s) where the clinical supervision will take place
  • A brief description of the dental sedation facilities

More than one supervisor? It is possible to have more than one supervisor. Please complete the registration form with the details for one supervisor and then complete an additional supervisor request form and return it to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to submit the details of your additional supervisors.


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Please ensure that you have read the terms and conditions before registering.

SAAD National Course 4th & 5th November 2017 - Submit documents by 05/11/2018
SAAD National Course 3rd & 4th March 2018 - Submit documents by 04/03/2019
SAAD National Course 16th & 17th June 2018 - Submit documents by 17/06/2019 -
SAAD National Course 3rd & 4th November 2018 - Submit documents by 04/11/2019
SAAD National Course 2nd & 3rd March 2019 - Submit documents by 04/03/2020


SAAD National Course 15th & 16th June 2019
Commence supervised clinical practice after 19/06/2019
Submit documents by 17/06/2020


SAAD National Course 2nd & 3rd November 2019

Register for the SAS scheme and pay the £300 fee by 23/10/2019
Attend the SAAD National Course 02/11/2019 & 03/11/2019
Written assessment on 03/11/2019
Commence supervised clinical practice after 06/11/2019
Submit documents by 04/11/2020

Register for the 2019/11 SAS scheme


SAAD National Course 14th & 15th March 2020

Register for the SAS scheme and pay the £315 fee by 29/02/2020
Attend the SAAD National Course 14/03/2020 & 15/03/2020
Written assessment on 15/03/2020
Commence supervised clinical practice after 20/03/2020
Submit documents by 14/03/2021

Register for the 2020/03 SAS Scheme


The IACSD defines standards for the provision of conscious sedation in dentistry. Please refer to the 'Standards for Conscious Sedation in the Provision of Dental Care. Report of the Intercollegiate Advisory Committee for Sedation in Dentistry' April 2015, This is the most recent guidance and often referred to as the IACSD Report. Available for download at http://www.saad.org.uk/images/Linked-IACSD-2015.pdf

The IACSD can, on receipt of a satisfactory application, approve clinical supervisors for ‘New Starter’ sedationists and DCPs who are not receiving training associated with a university or postgraduate dental deanery.

Approval is based on the information you provide to SAAD, and SAAD is not responsible for the supervision provided. Approval of a supervisor by SAAD does not entitle either the supervisor or supervisee to use the logos of SAAD or IACSD.

SAAD will not be liable for damages of any sort that may result from decisions taken by practitioners following supervision by an approved clinical supervisor for dental sedation. Supervisees who have concerns relating to any aspects of the supervision provided by an approved clinical supervisor should make the IACSD aware of these concerns.