Category: Medically related problems of the mouth (Oral Medicine)

A number of chronic and recurrent medically related disorders affect the mouth and face (e.g. mouth ulcers, lichen planus).  There is a specific speciality of dentistry (Oral Medicine) which is concerned with the management of these problems.  Specialists in Oral Medicine are also involved with the diagnosis and management of mouth and facial pain and potentially malignant mouth conditions.

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SDCEP Dental Companion

The Dental Companion, by the Scottish Dental Clinical Effectiveness Programme (SDCEP), delivers easy mobile access to SDCEP’s evidence-based guidance via Google Play, iTunes or the web.

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Management of Dental Patients Taking Anticoagulants or Antiplatelet Drugs

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The guidance aims to provide clear and practical advice to enable the dental team to manage and treat this patient group. Information and advice covers the assessment of bleeding risk, decision making for treatment planning, newer anticoagulants and anti-platelet drugs as well as the more established medications.

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Oral health management of patients prescribed bisphosphonates

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This guidance provides clear and practical advice for dentists in primary care on how to provide care for patients prescribed bisphosphonates.  The guidance is also of relevance to prescribers and dispensers of bisphosphonates and to patients. The full guidance and support materials can be downloaded from the SDCEP website.

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Oral health assessment and review

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This guidance document aims to facilitate the move from a restorative approach to patient care to a preventive and long-term approach that is risk-based and meets the specific needs of individual patients. It also aims to encourage the involvement of patients in managing their own oral health. A  ‘ Guidance in Brief ‘ document incorporates…

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British Society for Oral Medicine

The British Society for Oral Medicine  (BSOM) seeks to ‘improve the quality of life of patients who fall within the scope of the specialty by promoting excellence in clinical care, research and education.’ Visit the  BSOM website

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Latex allergies in health and social care

Natural rubber latex (NRL) is found in many products used in health and social care. And has been extensively used in the manufacture of medical gloves (non-sterile examination gloves, surgical gloves) and a range of medical devices. As the use of such products has increased, particularly of single-use latex gloves in infection control, NRL allergy…

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