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 .
This NHS Circular from the Director of Health Workforce and Strategic Change sets out pay scales for dentists working in hospitals, public health, training and postgraduate education.
This letter advises NHS Boards and Practitioner Services of the publication of an amendment to the Statement of Dental Remuneration (SDR), Amendment No 134, which takes effect from 1 April 2017. The Memorandum to this letter also advises dentists and dental bodies corporate of the implementation dates for IT-related developments. Download a copy of the…
The latest changes to the Statement for Dental Remuneration ( SDR) are detailed in Amendment No 134, which takes effect from 1st April 2017 . Amendment 134 is the full SDR Download a copy of the SDR
This report was undertaken to assess the current service provision and to clarify the workforce required to sustain the service. It was undertaken against the background of improving child oral health attributed to preventive initiatives such as Childsmile. It also takes into account concerns that the age profile of paediatric- experienced dentists in Scotland indicates…
This letter advises NHS Boards and Practitioner Services of the introduction of a further revised GP17(O) from 1 January 2017. The memorandum advises of changes to the GP17(O) in relation to Universal Credit Download a copy of the letter and memorandum
This letter advises NHS Boards of a further revision of the Scottish Dental Access Initiative (SDAI) capital scheme which will take effect from 1 December 2016.
This report the first in a new format providing an increased and more clearly structured set of information on how primary care dental services are managed and provided in Scotland, and how well these services are operating. It includes all the information previously provided in annual reports published by the Scottish Dental Practice Board (SDPB), but…
The National Dental Inspection Programme (NDIP) is carried out annually under the auspices of the Scottish Dental Epidemiology Co-ordinating Committee on behalf of NHS Boards
This communication from the Scottish Government Population Health Directorate covers two areas: Scotland’s oral health plan: a Scottish Government consultation exercise on the future of oral health Defibrillators to independent dental practices providing NHS General Dental Services (GDS)
This report is the latest in a series of biennial dental workforce reports that aim to inform workforce planning for dental services in Scotland.
Additional Provision Enabling NHS Boards to Make Unannounced Inspections of Practices providing NHS General Dental Services (GDS)
The SDCEP app for Drug Prescribing for Dentistry is now available for Android and iOS devices.
Mandatory training requirements for dentists applying to NHS Board lists, from April 1st 2016.
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 paper sets out the Scottish Government’s strategic vision for eDentistry in the context of the wider eHealth strategy. The paper considers the work programmes currently in train, to fit them into a proper planning cycle, with prioritisation and a strategic focus on benefits to be accrued.It pulls these separate programmes together into an overarching,…
This letter advises of an amendment to the ‘Deemed NHS Committed’ Status for New Practices Claiming Additional General Dental Practice Allowance (GDPA) and Reimbursement of Practice Rental Costs. With effect from 1 November 2015 new practices will no longer be automatically deemed NHS committed for the purpose of entitlement to additional GDPA payment of 6%…