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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 This draft guidance is an update to the 2011 SDCEP publication Oral Health Management of Patients Prescribed Bisphosphonates and includes new advice on the wider range of drugs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SDCEP draft guidance available for consultation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…