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.
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…
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 document updates and supersedes previous guidance and outlines the arrangements for payment verification for 2016-17.
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.
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 .
The SDCEP app for Drug Prescribing for Dentistry is now available for Android and iOS devices.
The NIPCM is a practice guide for use in Scotland containing Standard Infection Control Precautions and Transmission Based Precautions.
New guidance for categorising exposure prone procedures (EPP) in general dental practice.
The third edition of the popular Drug Prescribing For Dentistry guidance from the Scottish Dental Clinical Effectiveness Programme (SDCEP).
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…
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 booklet has been developed for family members and close friends of people living in care homes who depend on carers to look after their oral health. Download a copy of the booklet
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
This National Dental Advisory Committee (NDAC) document revises requirements for emergency drugs and equipment in primary dental care updating a 1999 publication.
Guidance from NICE on on undertaking oral health needs assessments, developing a local strategy on oral health and delivering community-based interventions and activities.
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.…
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…
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…
The guideline provides recommendations based on current evidence for best practice in dental interventions to prevent caries in children aged 0-18 years.