It is with great sadness that the Australian Society of Dental Anesthesiology (AusSDA), the Society for Advancement of Anesthesia in Dentistry (SAAD, UK), and the International Federation of Dental Anesthesiology Societies (IFDAS) announce the passing of our friend and colleague Dr Douglas Stewart on May 22, 2020. After cardiac complications, Doug died in the style for which he was known, with his daughters at his side and jazz playing in the background.

For 4 decades, Doug was at the forefront of dental sedation education and safety in Australia and the United Kingdom. In 1996, he became the director of the Conscious Sedation and Pain Control Department, University of Sydney, where his passion, enthusiasm, and drive led to increased recognition of conscious sedation as a safe modality of treatment in Australia.

His efforts led to the establishment of dental sedation guidelines...

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