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Ventilation, water and environmental cleaning in dental surgeries relating to COVID-19

A Short Life Working Group (SLWG) was established to review and make recommendations for remobilisation, development of guidance and other related activities (e.g. training) with respect to ventilation (and associated aspects) within dental practices in relation to Covid‐19. The contribution that factors play in mitigating the associated risk from Aerosol Generating Procedures(AGPs) were explored. COVID-19:…

Remobilisation of dental services

This is a letter from the Chief Dental Officer to all dental health professionals in Scotland. It outlines the first steps for the remobilisation of NHS dental services in Scotland.

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.

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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Oral Health Promotion-general dental practice NICE guidelines [NG30]

This guideline covers how general dental practice teams can convey advice about oral hygiene and the use of fluoride. It also covers diet, smoking, smokeless tobacco and alcohol intake. The recommendations cover: oral health advice given by dentists and dental care professionals how dentists and dental care professionals can adopt a patient-centred approach Go to…

Caring for Smiles – A guide to dental services

This guide is intended to give care home managers, staff and residents’ families the essential information to help them ensure residents receive the most appropriate and timely dental treatment from the dental service that is best suited to their needs. Download a copy of the booklet (updated May 2016)

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Prophylaxis against infective endocarditis: NICE

This  NICE Guidance on:-  Prophylaxis against infective endocarditis: Antimicrobial prophylaxis against infective endocarditis in adults and children undergoing interventional procedures Covers patients who are at risk of infective endocarditis, specifically:- adults and children with certain problems affecting the structure of the heart (such as a replacement heart valve or hypertrophic cardiomyopathy) adults and children who…

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Prevention and treatment of periodontal diseases in primary care

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…