The Scottish Dental Clinical Effectiveness Programme (SDCEP) guidance on conscious sedation in dentistry was first published in 2006 . The aim of the guidance is to promote good clinical practice through recommendations for the provision of conscious sedation for dental care that is both safe and effective. An update of the guidance was published in…
This document updates and supersedes previous guidance and outlines the arrangements for payment verification for 2016-17.
This is an addendum to the circular “Pay and conditions of service: remuneration of hospital medical and dental staff, doctors and dentists in public health medicine and the community health service; hospital medical and dental staff;; doctors and dentists in public health medicine and the community health service; public dental service staff;; dental training grades;…
This guidance provides recommendations, advice and information to help dental practitioners manage the routine dental care of patients prescribed anti-resorptive or anti-angiogenic drugs.
This release from the Information Services Division, published on behalf of the Scottish Dental Practice Board (SDPB), provides an annual update on how primary care dental services are managed and provided in Scotland, how well these services are operating, and financial payments made to dentists. Compared to financial year 2014-2015: In 2015/16, the total cost…
This document had been developed by the Scottish Consultants in Dental Public Health Group (SCDPH) in consultation with the Scottish Dental Clinical Effectiveness Programme (SDCEP). The document provides a short summary of existing guidance in this area. and is subject to review in 2020. Download a copy of the document .
This NHS Circular from the Director of Health Workforce and Strategic Change sets out pay scales for dentists working in hospitals, public health, training and postgraduate education.
This letter advises NHS Boards and Practitioner Services of the publication of an amendment to the Statement of Dental Remuneration (SDR), Amendment No 134, which takes effect from 1 April 2017. The Memorandum to this letter also advises dentists and dental bodies corporate of the implementation dates for IT-related developments. Download a copy of the…
The latest changes to the Statement for Dental Remuneration ( SDR) are detailed in Amendment No 134, which takes effect from 1st April 2017 . Amendment 134 is the full SDR Download a copy of the SDR
This report was undertaken to assess the current service provision and to clarify the workforce required to sustain the service. It was undertaken against the background of improving child oral health attributed to preventive initiatives such as Childsmile. It also takes into account concerns that the age profile of paediatric- experienced dentists in Scotland indicates…
This letter advises NHS Boards and Practitioner Services of the introduction of a further revised GP17(O) from 1 January 2017. The memorandum advises of changes to the GP17(O) in relation to Universal Credit Download a copy of the letter and memorandum
This letter advises NHS Boards of a further revision of the Scottish Dental Access Initiative (SDAI) capital scheme which will take effect from 1 December 2016.
This report the first in a new format providing an increased and more clearly structured set of information on how primary care dental services are managed and provided in Scotland, and how well these services are operating. It includes all the information previously provided in annual reports published by the Scottish Dental Practice Board (SDPB), but…
The National Dental Inspection Programme (NDIP) is carried out annually under the auspices of the Scottish Dental Epidemiology Co-ordinating Committee on behalf of NHS Boards
This communication from the Scottish Government Population Health Directorate covers two areas: Scotland’s oral health plan: a Scottish Government consultation exercise on the future of oral health Defibrillators to independent dental practices providing NHS General Dental Services (GDS)
This report is the latest in a series of biennial dental workforce reports that aim to inform workforce planning for dental services in Scotland.
Additional Provision Enabling NHS Boards to Make Unannounced Inspections of Practices providing NHS General Dental Services (GDS)
The SDCEP app for Drug Prescribing for Dentistry is now available for Android and iOS devices.
Mandatory training requirements for dentists applying to NHS Board lists, from April 1st 2016.
The NIPCM is a practice guide for use in Scotland containing Standard Infection Control Precautions and Transmission Based Precautions.