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New NHS Scotland Model Complaints Handling Procedure

The new NHSS Model Complaints Handling Procedure developed under the direction of the Scottish Public Services Ombudsman (SPSO) came into effect on 1 April 2017 for use by NHS Bodies and primary care service providers, including dentists. The SDCEP Practice Support Manual (login required) now provides background information about the new procedure and includes updated complaints handling…

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SDCEP – Conscious Sedation in Dentistry guidance – 3rd edition now available

The Scottish Dental Clinical Effectiveness Programme  (SDCEP)  has now launched the third edition of its Conscious Sedation in Dentistry guidance.  This guidance aims to promote good clinical practice through recommendations for the safe and effective provision of conscious sedation for dental care. The guidance has been subject to a thorough update using SDCEP’s NICE accredited methodology taking…

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SDCEP Dental Prescribing app – Updated

The SDCEP Dental Prescribing app has been updated following amendments to the latest edition of the British National Formulary (BNF 73) which was published in March 2017. This update includes changes to the recommended adult dose of metronidazole.  The circumstances in which it is appropriate to prescribe metronidazole are described within the Dental Prescribingapp.  These…

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SDCEP – ‘Drug Prescribing for Dentistry’ Update

SDCEP’s ‘Drug Prescribing For Dentistry’ 3rd Edition, published in January 2016, was based on edition 70 of the ‘British National Formulary’ (BNF 70) and the 2015-16 edition of the ‘BNF for Children’ (BNFC). The guidance is periodically amended to include subsequent changes to the BNF and BNFC . SDCEP has released an update to the 3rd…

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SDCEP Consultation – Prevention and Management of Dental Caries in Children

A draft of updated Prevention and Management of Dental Caries in Children guidance  from SDCEP (Scottish Dental Clinical Effectiveness Programme) is now available for consultation. The consultation closes on  Friday, 18 August 2017. The consultation document is available to download at the SDCEP website  and feedback can be provided using the online feedback form. Telephone interviews: During…

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Patients at risk of medication-related osteonecrosis of the jaw (MRONJ) -New guidance from SDCEP

New guidance on the Oral Health Management of Patients at Risk of Medication-related Osteonecrosis of the Jaw is launched today by the Scottish Dental Clinical Effectiveness Programme (SDCEP). This document updates previous SDCEP Oral Health Management of Patients Prescribed Bisphosphonates guidance and considers the wider range of drugs that have been implicated in the development…

Recommendations on use of fluoride toothpaste & supplements in Scotland

Despite continuing improvements, dental caries is still a significant problem in Scotland. Application of fluoride varnish at least twice a year and twice daily toothbrushing with fluoride toothpaste together with reducing the frequency of consumption of sugar in foods and drinks, especially between meals and in the evening, are key elements of effective caries prevention.…

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Open consultation -updated SDCEP Conscious Sedation in Dentistry guidance

The draft  updated Scottish Dental clinical Effectiveness Programme (SDCEP)  guidance on Conscious Sedation in Dentistry is now available for consultation. The consultation period ends on  Friday 3rd February 2017. This third edition updates the SDCEP 2012 Conscious Sedation in Dentistry . It has been subject to a thorough update using SDCEP’s NICE accredited methodology taking into account…

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Oral Health Management of Patients Prescribed Anti-resorptive or Anti-angiogenic Drugs – Consultation closes shortly

The consultation period on new guidance from SDCEP on  the Oral Health Management of Patients Prescribed Anti-resorptive or Anti-angiogenic closes on the 1st October 2016. This draft guidance is an update to the 2011 SDCEP publication Oral Health Management of Patients Prescribed Bisphosphonates and includes new advice on the wider range of drugs implicated in medication-related…

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SDCEP draft guidance available for consultation

Draft  SDCEP guidance on Oral Health Management of Patients Prescribed Anti-resorptive or Anti-angiogenic Drugs is now available for consultation. The consultation period ends on 1st October 2016. This guidance is an update to the 2011 SDCEP publication Oral Health Management of Patients Prescribed Bisphosphonates and includes new advice on the wider range of drugs implicated…

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Android version of SDCEP Dental Prescribing App Launched

The popular Dental Prescribing app from the Scottish Dental Clinical Effectiveness Programme (SDCEP)  is now available for use on Android™ smartphones and tablets. Based on the most recent version of the SDCEP Drug Prescribing for Dentistry Guidance , the app provides mobile access to the latest dentally relevant information compiled for the British National Formulary…

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National Infection Prevention and Control Manual

The National Infection Prevention and Control Manual (NIPCM) is  available via the  National Services Scotland (NSS) website.  The document was first published in 2012 by the Chief Nursing Officer and provides guidance on infection prevention and control procedures. The  Practice Support Manual  from the Scottish Dental clinical Effectiveness Programe  has links to NIPCM  document  from…

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Drug Prescribing for Dentistry – 3rd Edition launched

The third edition of the popular Drug Prescribing For Dentistry  guidance  from the Scottish Dental Clinical Effectiveness Programme (SDCEP) has now been launched. The  guidance in aimed at dental practitioners in the primary care sector, and applies to all patients, including adults, children and those with special needs, who would normally be treated in this sector. The…

Practice Inspections – Have Your Say

In January/February 2016, the Practice Inspection Working Group will be reviewing and updating (if required) the content of the Combined Practice Inspection (CPI) and Sedation Practice Inspection (SPI) Checklists. To help inform the review and updating process, the Working Group invites you to feedback your views on, or experiences of, the CPI and/or the SPI…

Management of Dental Patients Taking Anticoagulants or Antiplatelet Drugs – New guidance from SDCEP

A new guidance document  from  The Scottish Dental Clinical Effectiveness Programme (SDCEP) on the Management of Dental Patients Taking Anticoagulants or Antiplatelet Drugs  has been launched. The guidance aims to provide clear and practical advice to enable the dental team to manage and treat this patient group. It  presents advice to inform the assessment of…

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Scottish Dental Clinical Effectiveness Programme – website updated

Today see the launch of  a major update to the websites of the Scottish Dental Clinical Effectiveness Programme (SDCEP) and it partnership organisations:- Translation Research in a Dental Setting (TRiaDS)   and Scottish Dental Practice Based Research Network The new responsive designs should provide a better viewing experience for those using tablets and smart phones to…

New SDCEP Decontamination Guidance

SDCEP recently updated its ‘Decontamination Into Practice’ guidance. A second edition of ‘Cleaning of Dental Instruments’ has been published which reflects recent changes to requirements within dental practice such as the need for a separate LDU and use of a washer disinfector as standard. SDCEP has also added a new part entitled ‘Managing Decontamination in…