The Scandinavian Academy of Esthetic Dentistry (SAED) was founded in 1996 in Copenhagen. The mission statement included the desire to form an inter-Nordic (Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Finland) inter-disciplinary Academy to promote and educate esthetic dentistry to both the general population as well as among the profession.
Since 1996, the Academy has arranged at least one meeting per year, alternating between Denmark, Norway and Sweden, inviting both internationally renowned speakers, as well as local luminaries representing all specialities within dentistry, including as a vital part, laboratory technicians.
The founder of the Academy, David Winkler (Windsor, England), served as president for the first 5 years. As Founding President, David Winkler has an honorary presidential position, and although the day-to-day operations of the organisation are lead by the President, the Founding President has the right to attend the Executive Council meetings and to serve on committees for the organisation.
Since 1996, the Academy has held annual meetings in alternating scandinavian countries.
The meetings which have been held have included: 1996 Copenhagen, Denmark, with Dave Garber 1997 Bergen, Norway, with Sverker Toreskog 1998 Stockholm Sweden, with Sverker Toreskog 1999 Oslo, Norway, with Tidu Mankoo 2000 Copenhagen, Denmark, with Peter Schaerer 2001 Gothenburg, Sweden, with Bjorn Zachrisson & Sverker Toreskog 2002 Oslo, Norway, with Rafi Romano 2003 Naples, Italy, with Nigel Foot 2004 Vejle, Denmark, with Dario Adolfi 2005 Hurdalsssjøen, Norway, with Stefan Paul 2006 Solstrand, Norway, with Gerard Chiche 2007 Sjaelland, Denmark, with Frits Kopp 2007 Seefeld, Germany, with Sanjay Sethi & Angelo Putignano 2008 Visby, Sweden 2009 Solstrand, Norway 2010 Solstrand, Norway 2011 Solstrand, Norway 2012 Solstrand, Norway 2013 Solstrand, Norway 2014 Vejle, Denmark 2015 Solstrand, Norway 2016 Oslo, Norway