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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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Strategic vision for E-Dentistry

The Scottish Government

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,…

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Statement of Dental Remuneration – Amendment No 130 Letter

The Scottish Government

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%…

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Scottish Dental Access Initiative – Nov 2015

The Scottish Government

This letter advises Health Boards of the latest revisions of the Scottish Dental Access Initiative (SDAI) capital scheme. The revisions come into effect from the 1st November 2015. The outlines those Health Board areas  where offers of financial assistance to establish new or expand or purchase existing NHS dental practices will be available only Download…

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Management of Dental Patients Taking Anticoagulants or Antiplatelet Drugs

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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.

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Results of practice premises revaluation exercise-2014/15

The Scottish Government

This letter advises NHS Boards and Practitioner Services of the completion of the revaluation exercise of practice premises undertaken by the Valuation Office Agency (VOA) on behalf of the Scottish Government. It advises of dissemination arrangements, on the use of the information now available, the arrangements for valuations following the national exercise and arrangements for…

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Revised payment verification protocols

The Scottish Government

This letter outlines payment verification protocols and programmes for 2015-16 for the General Dental Services, Primary Medical Services, General Ophthalmic Services and Pharmaceutical services. For General  dental services there is a change in the protocol to reflect the implementation of tooth specific validation at level 1 for items of service. Download a copy of the…

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Orthodontic Needs Assessment Report

The purpose of the Needs Assessment was to assess the current and desired level of orthodontic service provision and to identify key issues that are affecting the orthodontic service provision in Scotland. This was conducted against the background of the introduction of the Index of Orthodontic Treatment Need (IOTN) in October 2011 to qualify for…

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