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Antibiotic prophylaxis against infective endocarditis SURVEY

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. To better understand how this recommendation is currently being interpreted, SDCEP is inviting dentists to complete a short survey which asks about their antibiotic prophylaxis against infective endocarditis…

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New- Scottish Oral Health Improvement Plan

The Scottish Government’s new Oral Health Improvement Plan  is launched today and sets out a new preventive system of care to assess patients based on risk, and address the link between deprivation and ill-health. It will see the introduction of personalised care plans which focus on lifestyle choices, for example diet, alcohol and smoking, and…

Have Your Say – Help Shape the Future of Oral and Dental Health Research

James Lind Alliance Oral and Dental Health Priority Setting Partnership  Oral and Dental research in the UK is world-leading. Nevertheless, it is fragmented and does not receive the funds it deserves, resulting in a small National Institute of Health Research (NIHR) portfolio of research, and a possible shortage of evidence to inform decision making. One…

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Scottish Adult Oral Health Survey (SAOHS) – Opportunity to participate

Following a successful pilot  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 of…