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SDCEP Implementation Advice on Antibiotic Prophylaxis Against Infective Endocarditis

The Scottish Dental Clinical Effectiveness Programme (SDCEP) has recently published Implementation Advice on Antibiotic Prophylaxis Against Infective Endocarditis. This has been developed to facilitate the implementation of NICE Clinical Guideline 64 Prophylaxis against infective endocarditis. The advice aims to support the dental team to manage the routine dental care of patients at increased risk of…

Sedation Practice Inspection (SPI) Checklist Revision

Following publication of SDCEP’s Conscious Sedation in Dentistry guidance in 2017, a Sedation Practice Inspection (SPI) Working Group was convened to update the current SPI Checklist taking into consideration feedback received during the CPI/SPI consultation in 2016 and recommendations in the new guidance. All revisions to the latest SPI Checklist (dated v1 July 2018) have been…

Opportunity to participate in eDelphi Study to develop core outcomes set for caries treatment interventions?

A team of researchers from the University of Dundee are conducting a consensus study to identify core outcomes when assessing the effects of  treatment interventions for managing carious lesions. The consensus study contributes to the international Core Outcome Measures in Effectiveness Trials initiative, which attempts to bring together patients, clinicians and researchers to identify which outcomes…

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SDCEP: Prevention and Management of Dental Caries in Children 2nd Ed.

The Scottish Dental Clinical Effectiveness Programme (SDCEP) has now published a second edition of its Prevention and Management of Dental Caries in Children guidance. The guidance aims to support dental teams to improve and maintain the oral health of their younger patients through the delivery of preventive care and, where necessary, effective management of dental caries. The…

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Interim advice on preparing for the General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR)

Interim advice on preparing for the General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) has been added to the SDCEP PSM Ethical Practice topic. ( GDPR Page Link ) The General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR), which come into force on 25 May 2018, strengthen the current privacy legislation and place new obligations on organisations in the way they collect,…

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Coming soon- SDCEP Advice on phase-down of dental amalgam consultation

The Scottish Dental Clinical Effectiveness Programme (SDCEP) is currently developing advice for dentists to facilitate the implementation of Article 10(2) of Regulation (EU) 2017/852 on Mercury.* This is  advance notification of the forthcoming short consultation on this advice, starting week beginning 26 March 2018 and lasting 3 weeks. A consultation draft and a feedback form…

Reminder to submit GP234 and Erratum to SDR 137

Summary The Memorandum to this letter reminds dentists and dental  bodies corporate (DBsC) of the need to submit a form GP234 by 28 February in order to continue to receive  reimbursement of practice rental costs. It also advises on an error contained in Amendment No 137 to the Statement of Dental Remuneration, which was issued…

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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…

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