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.

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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.
  • 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
  • Provision, under supervision of 20 IV sedations (including 10 when the treatment was also provided by the trainee) and/or 10 IS (including 5 when the treatment was also provided by the trainee)
  • 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

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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.

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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.

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SAAD National Course 2nd & 3rd November 2019 - registration has now closed.

Register for the SAS scheme 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 04/11/2021 - submission deadline extended by 12 months

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SAAD National Course 14th & 15th March 2020 - registration has now closed

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 14/03/2022 - submission deadeineextended by 12 months

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SAAD National Course 13th & 14th March 2021

It is with regret that the March 2021 SAS scheme is not available.

The March 2021 SAAD National Course cannot run in its usual format because of Covid-19 restrictions.

Until both theoretical and practical sessions have been completed it is not possible for new starters to commence their supervised clinical experience. With this in mind, the SAS and SASN schemes will not be available in March 2021.

Please This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.with any questions.

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SAAD National Course 12th & 13th June 2021

Attend the webinar for the theory elements on 13 March 2021 and the practical sessions in June.
Register for the SAS scheme and pay the £315 fee by 31/05/2021
Attend the SAAD National Course 12/06/2021 & 13/06/2021
Commence supervised clinical practice after 21/06/2021
Submit documents by 21/06/2022

Register for the 2021/06 SAS Scheme

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SAAD National Course 6th & 7th November 2021

Register for the SAS scheme and pay the £315 fee by 25/10/2021
Attend the SAAD National Course 06/11/2021 & 07/11/2021
Written assessment on 07/11/2021
Commence supervised clinical practice after 15/11/2021
Submit documents by 15/11/2022

Register for the 2021/11 SAS Scheme

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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.