Standard operating procedures for dental teams in Scotland.
Advice to dentists about the reliability of FFP3 respirator masks, ongoing quality assurance procedure and the face-fitting programme.
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:…
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.
Guidance for oral health professionals relating to the COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak.
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.
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…
This guidance provides recommendations, advice and information to help dental practitioners manage the routine dental care of patients prescribed anti-resorptive or anti-angiogenic drugs.
Summary of findings from Information Commissioner’s Office research into information governance in dental practices, with recommendations for practice.
The third edition of the popular Drug Prescribing For Dentistry guidance from the Scottish Dental Clinical Effectiveness Programme (SDCEP).
New guidance for categorising exposure prone procedures (EPP) in general dental practice.
The SDCEP app for Drug Prescribing for Dentistry is now available for Android and iOS devices.
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…
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.
This pictorial guide provides carers with the key information about cleaning of the mouth teeth and dentures. Download a copy of the guide
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)
This document provides guidance to NHS Boards for the delivery of Oral Health Improvement and Dental Services in Scottish Prisons. Download a copy of the document
Amendment No 129 to the Statement of Dental Remuneration (SDR) was issued in May 2015.
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…
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…