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Sedation in children and young people

This clinical guideline offers evidence-based advice on the care and treatment of children and young people under the age of 19 having sedation for therapeutic or diagnostic procedures.

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Smile4life

Smile4Life is developing, implementing and evaluating an oral health preventive programme for homeless populations across Scotland.

International Caries Detection & Assessment System (ICDAS)

ICDAS  is a recently developed International Caries Detection and Assessment System based on best available evidence for detecting early and later stage caries severity.  Use of ICDAS  should lead to the acquisition of better quality information which could then be used to inform decisions about appropriate diagnosis, prognosis, and clinical management of dental caries at…

The Scottish Patient Safety Programme

The Scottish Patient Safety Programme (SPSP) is a unique national initiative that aims to improve the safety and reliability of healthcare and reduce harm, whenever care is delivered. From an initial focus on acute hospitals, their  work now includes safety improvement programmes for the following areas: acute adult maternity and children mental health primary care…

Centre for Evidence-based Dentistry

The Centre for Evidence-based Dentistry (CEBD) , established in 1995, is an independent body whose aim is to promote the teaching, learning, practice and evaluation of evidence-based dentistry world-wide.  In October 2013 the Centre moved to the  Dental Health Services Research Unit at the  School of Dentistry ,University of Dundee. The Centre is the Editorial…

General Dental Council

The General Dental Council (GDC) regulates the dental profession , setting standards, quality assuring education and by registering dental professionals.  The GDC also takes action against those who work outside the law. Visit the GDC website

The Knowledge Network

The Knowledge Network is a national online knowledge service for health and social care. It provides high quality knowledge support for delivery of health and social care.   The network provides:- Around 12 million information and learning resources from more than 100 quality assured health and social care providers A personal webspace Online community tools Registration…

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Cochrane Oral Health Group

The  Cochrane Oral Health Group  (CHOG) is one of 53 review groups around the world belonging to The Cochrane Collaboration: an international non-profit and independent organisation, providing up-to-date information about the effects of health care. CHOG is an international network of healthcare professionals, researchers and consumers preparing, maintaining, and disseminating systematic reviews of randomised controlled…

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The Cochrane Library

The Cochrane Library is a collection of six databases  that contain different types of high-quality, independent evidence to inform healthcare decision-making, and a seventh database that provides information about groups in The Cochrane Collaboration.The Databases are:- Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews Cochrane register of Controlled trials (CENTRAL) Cochrane Methodology Register Database of abstracts of Reviews…

Oral Cancer: Prevention and detection

This website from the Glasgow Dental School provides a very useful resource on oral cancer and detection for primary care professionals.  It contains:- Introduction The role of primary health care professionals What is oral cancer? How common is oral cancer? Oral cancer mortality Oral cancer aetiology Oral cancer quiz Prevention of oral cancer Clinical presentation…

CPD for dental professionals

All dental professionals have a duty to keep their skills and knowledge up to date.  CPD for dentists and DCPs is defined in law as activity which contributes to their professional development and is relevant to their practice or intended practice. Guidance on CPD is available from the General Dental Council (GDC) Visit the CPD…

Clinical Audit and SEA

Clinical Audit and Significant Event Analysis (SEA) are recognised as important elements of clinical governance which contribute to patient safety in dental primary care. In order to maintain a high standard of patient care it is important to continually review performance and strive to improve. Clinical audit has been a requirement for dentists under the…

The Faculty of General Dental Practice (UK)

The Faculty of General Dental Practice (FGDP) was formed in 1992 as the academic home for general dental practitioners. FGDP(UK) is based at the Royal College of Surgeons of England .  The aim of the Faculty is to improve the standard of care delivered to patients through standard setting, publications, postgraduate training and assessment, education and…

Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh

The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh is one of the oldest surgical corporations in the world.  Its story began in the late 1400s and was formally founded in  1505. The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, has dedicated itself to promoting the highest standards in surgical education, training and clinical practice. The Faculty of…