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

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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…

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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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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…

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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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