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Conscious sedation in dentistry

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The Scottish Dental Clinical Effectiveness Programme (SDCEP) guidance on conscious sedation in dentistry was first published in 2006 . The aim of the guidance is to promote good clinical practice through recommendations for the provision of conscious sedation for dental care that is both safe and effective. An update of the guidance was published in…

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Drug Prescribing in Dentistry – Update

This update to SDCEP’s  Drug Prescribing For Dentistry’ 3rd Edition, includes information on amendments to the latest edition of the British National Formulary (BNF 73) which was published in March 2017, including changes to the recommended adult dose of metronidazole.  The circumstances in which it is appropriate to prescribe metronidazole are described within the ‘Drug…

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Recommendations on the use of fluoride toothpaste and fluoride supplements in Scotland 2017.

This document had been developed by the Scottish Consultants in Dental Public Health Group  (SCDPH) in consultation with the Scottish Dental Clinical Effectiveness Programme (SDCEP).  The document provides a short summary of  existing guidance  in this area. and is subject to review in 2020. Download a copy of the document .

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Decontamination into practice

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Decontamination into practice  is a series of documents that provides advice on various aspects of instrument decontamination in dental practice, including: Introduction to decontamination Cleaning and Sterilization of reusable instruments Management of decontamination in the practice Appendices with related information Supporting Tools are also available to download. The guidance was last updated in October 2014.…

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Prevention and treatment of periodontal diseases in primary care

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Guidance on the Prevention and Treatment of Periodontal Diseases in Primary Care was first published in June 2014. The guidance aims to support the dental team in improving and maintaining the periodontal health of their patients. It provides clear and consistent practical evidence-based advice for the delivery of preventive care, including strategies to improve the…

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Management of acute dental problems

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This guidance from SDCEP is intended for use by staff in any healthcare setting who may be asked to advise or manage patients with acute dental problems. This includes non-dental professionals, such as general medical practice, emergency department and pharmacy staff, as well as members of the dental team. The full guidance and support materials…

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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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Prevention and Management of Dental Caries in Children

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“Prevention and Management of Dental Caries in Children” is designed to assist and support Primary Care practitioners and their teams in improving and maintaining the oral health of their child patients from birth up to the age of 16. Based on information distilled from a range of sources, the guidance provides advice on: the assessment…

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Practice support manual

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The practice support manual has been developed to support the organization, management and running of primary care dental practices. It aims to help dental teams keep up to date with legislation and professional regulations, prepare successfully for practice inspection and carry out best practice. The ‘ Practice Support Manual’ (PSM) has been launched as a…

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Scottish Dental Clinical Effectiveness Programme (SDCEP)

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The Scottish Dental Clinical Effectiveness Programme (SDCEP) is an initiative of the National Dental Advisory Committee (NDAC) in partnership with NHS Education for Scotland (NES). SDCEP is funded by the Scottish Government Health Directorates and contributes to NES’s role in implementing the Scottish Government’s Dental Action Plan. SDCEP have produced a number of evidence-based guidance…

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