A new guidance document from The Scottish Dental Clinical Effectiveness Programme (SDCEP) on the Management of Dental Patients Taking Anticoagulants or Antiplatelet Drugs has been launched.
The guidance aims to provide clear and practical advice to enable the dental team to manage and treat this patient group. It presents advice to inform the assessment of bleeding risk and decision making for treatment planning. Information about the newer anticoagulants and anti-platelet drugs as well as the more established medications is provided.
Full details are available on the SDCEP website anticoagulant page