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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…

Scottish Health Awards 2015 – Dentist Award

The Scottish Health Awards are now an established part of the Scottish Calendar. In addition to the usual award categories this year there is a new Dentist award for an individual dentist providing NHS dental care for people in Scotland. You are invited to nominate an individual dentist who is providing NHS dental care for…

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National Clinical Lead for SPSP – Dentist

Healthcare Improvement Scotland is advertising a  two sessions per week post  for dentist be a National lead for  the Scottish Patient Safety Programme (SPSP). The Scottish Patient Safety Programme in Dentistry will seek to improve the delivery of care throughout the patient’s journey by providing a targeted, world leading, evidence based range of tools, techniques…

New Scottishdental website

The  Scottishdental website has been updated and is now hosted on a more responsive design to provide an optimal viewing performance on multiple platforms including desktops PCs, tablets and mobile phones. In moving to the new site we have reviewed  streamlined some of the information on the site and improved the search facilities. If you can’t…

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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…

The Scottish Government

Emergency Drugs and Equipment in Primary Dental Care

The National Dental Advisory Committee (NDAC) has published a revised document on Emergency Drugs and Equipment in Primary Dental Care. The Document updates the 1999 publication Emergency Dental Drugs and was developed by a short-life working group commissioned to update the document following recent changes in practice and guidance. Download a copy of the document…

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…

Dental Workforce Report 2014

The latest Dental Workforce Report is now available. The report provides analysis, intelligence and modeling to support workforce planning for dental services in Scotland.  The report is the result of acollaboration between NHS Education for Scotland (NES) and NHS National Services Scotland (NSS). A few points from the report:- The number of dentists registered with…

Oral health improves in Primary 1 pupils

The latest data from the National Dental Inspection Programme (NDIP) is released today.  It shows a  slight improvement in the oral health of primary 1 (P1) children in Scotland since 2012. with 68% having no obvious decay experience in 2014. This has improved from 45%  when the NDIP programme started in 2003. Children from most…

Practice Premises Revaluation Exercise -2014/5

This letter provides information on forthcoming revaluation exercise of dental practices that will take place between 20th October 2014 and 28th February 2015. A professional valuer, the Valuation Office Agency (VOA), has been appointed to undertake the valuation of dental premises in Scotland which are either NHS committed or partially committed, irrespective of whether the…

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European Association of Dental Public Health – Conference resolution on the control of e-cigarettes

At their scientific congress on the 12th June 2014  in Gothenburg European Association of Dental Public Health (EADPH) delegates passed the following resolution on electronic cigarettes and other unlicensed nicotine-containing products. Delegates at the European Association of Dental Public Health 19th annual scientific congress note the uncertainties surrounding electronic cigarettes in their manufacture, safety, marketing,…

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Prevention and treatment of periodontal diseases in primary dental care – New Guidance from SDCEP

The latest guidance from SDCEP  (Scottish Dental Clinical Effectiveness Programme). The guidance aims to support the dental team in improving and maintaining the periodontal health of their patients The full guideline document and a range of resources can be downloaded from the SDCEP website. These include: – The Full Guidance document  with comprehensive background and…

The Scottish Government

Statement of Dental Remuneration- Amendment No.126

The latest amendments to the Statement of Dental Remuneration (SDR) will take effect on the 1st June 2014. This includes a 1.71% increase in the fee-scale on all courses of treatment started on or after 1st June 2014 The maximum patient charge  for a single course of treatment remains unchanged at £384.