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Oral Health Community Challenge Fund Launched

The Scottish Goverment has launched its  Oral Health Community Challenge Fund  announced in the Oral Health Improvement Plan. The fund is a £2.5 million grant scheme to help improve the oral health of people living in areas of multiple deprivation. Third sector organisations can apply for grants between £7,000 and £30,000 a year to set…

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Dental Webinars

The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow is running a series of lunchtime dental webinars. Each webinar provides approximately 1 hour of CPD. This new series is free to members of the college. Non-members can purchase access. Forthcoming Webinars include: – Sports Related Dental Trauma Date: 7th March 2019 Time: 13:00 – 14:00…

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SDCEP Prescribing App updated

The SDCEP ‘Dental Prescribing’ app has been updated following amendments to the latest edition of the British National Formulary (BNF 76) which was published in September 2018. This update includes information on the 2016 amendment to NICE Clinical Guideline 64 ‘Prophylaxis against infective endocarditis’ and the associated SDCEP Implementation Advice which was published in August…

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Are you a Dentist or Dental Care Professional interested in research?

In 2017 the National Institute for Health (NIHR) Clinical Research Network (CRN) Oral and Dental Health Specialty Group    in collaboration with the Dental Schools Council and Public Health England, launched an initiative to identify unanswered questions relating to oral and dental health research from a patient, public and clinical perspective.  In December 2018, the…

Defibrillators in Independent Dental Practices

The interim Chief Dental Officer has just written out to Dentists and their staff regarding their continuing support for the Automatic External Defibrillator (AED) First Responder Scheme. The letter thanks dentists and their support of the scheme and highlights a new memorandum (PCA(D) (2019) 1 which advises of  revised arrangements for the first responder element.…

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SDCEP Conference-18th March 2019

Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow is hosting the SDCEP conference on the 18th March 2019. The aim of this day is to provide dentists with an insight into guidance development and implementation, including the latest updates on recent publications producedby the Scottish Dental Clinical Effectiveness Programme (SDCEP). The work of the Translation…

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Help with Health Costs – 2018

Public information leaflet providing information on NHS dental charges, Optical Voucher values and help with health costs including Travel costs.

National Dental Inspection Program (NDIP) 2018 Report

The latest  findings of the Detailed Inspection programme of P1 children in school year 2017/18  have now been released by the Information Services Division (ISD). 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. Main points • More than 70…

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

James Lind Alliance Oral and Dental Health Priority Setting Partnership Last year the Oral and Dental Health Priority Setting Partnership asked patients, carers and health care professionals and members of the public to tell us what questions they wanted research to answer on oral and dental health to keep people’s mouths, teeth and gums healthy.…

Amendment No. 139 to the Statement of Dental Remuneration SDR

A new amendment to the Statement of Dental Remuneration (SDR)  has now been released Memorandum PCA(D)(2018)12.  The memorandum advises of  increases in the fee scale, prior approval levels, vocational trainee salary and GDP allowance cap. The revised fee scale come into force on the 1st November 2018. The maximum patient charge remains at £384. Amendment…

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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…