Radiation protection legislation changes

Changes to legislation relating to radiation protection will be taking place in 2018, including a new HSE notification process. All dental practices must re-register with HSE by 5th February 2018. The Ionising Radiation Regulations 2017 (IRR17) will replace IRR99 and the Ionising Radiation (Medical Exposure) Regulations 2018 (IRMER18) will replace IRMER 2000 and its later amendments.…

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SDCEP Antibiotic prophylaxis against infective endocarditis implementation advice – open consultation until 31 January 2018

The Scottish Dental Clinical Effectiveness Programme (SDCEP) is currently developing advice for dentists to facilitate the implementation of NICE Clinical Guideline 64 – Prophylaxis Against Infective Endocarditis.  A draft of the implementation advice is available now for open consultation, which will end on 31 January 2018. To view the consultation draft and instructions for how…

BUCCOLAM (midazolam) Oromuscosal Solution Pre-filled Syringes

The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA)   yesterday released an advisory note for users to exercise caution when using this product as the translucent tip-cap sometimes remains on the syringe tip when pulling the red cap off nessesitating manual removal. Further information is available  here

Opportunity for dentists to participate in Scottish Adult Oral Health Survey (SAOHS) 2017/8

Following a successful pilot of using Primary Care dentists to collect data for a National Oral Health Survey we are hoping to recruit a larger number of dentists to participate in this round of data collection. Dentists across Scotland working in the NHS General and Public Dental Services are invited to participate in this novel method…