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Modernising NHS Dental Services in Scotland – Consultation

This consultation document was published  in 2003 and sets out the background to oral health and dental services in Scotland provides a summary of what has already been put in place to support NHS dental services describes the pressures and need for further change, and puts forward options for changing the current system, including patient…

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Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

The aim of this report was to review the need for the range of Oral and Maxillofacial Services and adress the implications of the emergence of the specialty of Surgical Dentistry. Download a copy of the report

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Towards Better Oral Health in Children – Consultation Document

‘Towards Better Oral Health ‘ was a consultation document published in 2002 with a view to addressing the problems of poor oral health in Scotland, which were worse that the rest of mainland UK. A year later a consultation on Modernising NHS Dental Services in Scotland  was launched.  These two consultation resulted in the 2005…

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Dentistry in the New Millennium

This report  includes a summary and  recommendations of a working group  looking into the education and training of the professionals complimentary to dentistry in Scotland. The main aim of this report is to develop an organisational structure capable of:- maintaining an increased production of Professionals Complementary to Dentistry. maintaining a higher standard of education and…

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Management of Unerupted and Impacted Third Molar Teeth – SIGN 43

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Third molars generally erupt between the ages of 18 and 24 years, although there is wide variation in eruption dates. One or more third molars are absent in approximately 25% of adults but they may still be present in the elderly, otherwise edentulous, patient. The prevalence of unerupted third molars varies widely and is influenced…

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Guidance on the Extraction of Wisdom Teeth

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NICE has recommended that: Impacted wisdom teeth that are free from disease (healthy) should not be operated on. There are two reasons for this: There is no reliable research to suggest that this practice benefits patients Patients who do have healthy wisdom teeth removed are being exposed to the risks of surgery. These can include,…

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National Dental Inspection Programme (NDIP)

The National Dental Inspection Programme was set up in 2002 following a review of existing schemes. Its aims  are:- to gather appropriate information in order to inform children (and parents) of their dental/oral health status. through appropriately anonymised, combined data, advise the Scottish Govenment, Health Boards and other organisations concerned with children’s health of the…

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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…

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Oral Health Promotion

The aim of this report was to review current oral health promotion activities in Scotland to identify: content, methods and material, evaluation techniques and areas of good practice, with a view to making recommendations on the development of oral health promotion activities aimed at reducing inequalities in oral and dental health. Download a copy of…

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UK Adult Dental Health Survey 1998

The 1998 Adult Dental Health Survey was commissioned by the four UK Health Departments. It is the fourth in a series of national dental surveys that have been carried out every ten years since 1968. Further information is available here

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Dental Caries in Children

This needs assessment report on dental caries in children was conducted in 1998 . There have been considerable improvements since that period and the report is included for interest. Download a copy of the report

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Oral Cancer

This needs assessment on oral cancer was conducted in 1996 . There have been considerable changes since then  so teh report is included for interest. Download a copy of the report

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Adult Oral Health

This report is intended to provide an overview of the main issues affecting adult oral health, to highlight particular areas of concern and to make recommendations for future research and service provision. The most prevalent dental diseases are addressed as are the requirements of certain population groups and factors influencing behaviour towards dental health. There…

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