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Consultation on SDCEP Implementation advice for Phase-down of Dental Amalgam Use

The Scottish Dental Clinical Effectiveness Programme (SDCEP) draft implementation advice for Phase-down of Dental Amalgam Use  is  now available for consultation. The draft advice has been developed to facilitate the implementation of Article 10(2) of Regulation (EU) 2017/852 on Mercury, which states: From 1 July 2018, dental amalgam shall not be used for dental treatment…

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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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Dentistry in Primary Care Collaborative announced

Healthcare Improvement Scotland  has announced it will run a pilot improvement collaborative in dentistry in primary care settings. This is an exciting opportunity for dentistry teams to take part in a ground-breaking project to test interventions and tools as part of the Scottish Patient Safety Programme in Primary Care. The successful NHS boards will receive…

Have your say on the future of dental education research in Scotland

Would you like to help set the agenda of future dental education research in Scotland if so please go to http://www.survey.dundee.ac.uk/dental_education_research_stage_2 and complete the online questionnaire . You will be asked to rate a list of dental education research priorities using Likert scales and then identify the top 5 priorities from a list and explain…

Research Audit Hours

Following changes to the arrangements for clinical audit participation in research projects participation in dental research will be eligible for  up to five hours audit credit in each three year clinical audit cycle. Dental research audit hours will be administered by Scottish Dental Practice Based Research Network(SDPBRN) via the NHS Education for Scotland (NES) Portal.…

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Prevention and treatment of periodontal diseases in primary dental care – New Guidance from SDCEP

The latest guidance from SDCEP  (Scottish Dental Clinical Effectiveness Programme). The guidance aims to support the dental team in improving and maintaining the periodontal health of their patients The full guideline document and a range of resources can be downloaded from the SDCEP website. These include: – The Full Guidance document  with comprehensive background and…