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Dental management of patients at risk of Infective Endocarditis – Survey

The Scottish Dental Clinical Effectiveness Programme (SDCEP) published implementation advice regarding Antibiotic Prophylaxis Against Infective Endocarditis in August 2018. To help explore the usefulness and impact of this advice, we are inviting you to take part in a survey which explores dentists’ current practice, attitudes and beliefs regarding dental management of patients at risk of…

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SDCEP – Oral Health Assessment and Review – Questionnaire

SDCEP (Scottish Dental Clinical Effectiveness Programme)  is reviewing the evidence underpinning the current Oral Health Assessment and Review guidance. To support the review SDCEP is inviting practitioners to complete a questionnaire regarding your current practice, and beliefs and attitudes towards specific aspects of the Oral Health Assessment and Review guidance. The questionnaire  should take about…

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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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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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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…

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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…

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Interim advice on preparing for the General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR)

Interim advice on preparing for the General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) has been added to the SDCEP PSM Ethical Practice topic. ( GDPR Page Link ) The General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR), which come into force on 25 May 2018, strengthen the current privacy legislation and place new obligations on organisations in the way they collect,…

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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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Coming soon- SDCEP Advice on phase-down of dental amalgam consultation

The Scottish Dental Clinical Effectiveness Programme (SDCEP) is currently developing advice for dentists to facilitate the implementation of Article 10(2) of Regulation (EU) 2017/852 on Mercury.* This is  advance notification of the forthcoming short consultation on this advice, starting week beginning 26 March 2018 and lasting 3 weeks. A consultation draft and a feedback form…

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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…

Radiation protection legislation changes

Changes to legislation relating to radiation protection will be taking place in 2018, including a new HSE notification process. All dental practices must re-register with HSE by 5th February 2018. The Ionising Radiation Regulations 2017 (IRR17) will replace IRR99 and the Ionising Radiation (Medical Exposure) Regulations 2018 (IRMER18) will replace IRMER 2000 and its later amendments.…

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SDCEP Antibiotic prophylaxis against infective endocarditis implementation advice – open consultation until 31 January 2018

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.  A draft of the implementation advice is available now for open consultation, which will end on 31 January 2018. To view the consultation draft and instructions for how…

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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…