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SDCEP Conference-18th March 2019

Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow is hosting the SDCEP conference on the 18th March 2019. The aim of this day is to provide dentists with an insight into guidance development and implementation, including the latest updates on recent publications producedby the Scottish Dental Clinical Effectiveness Programme (SDCEP). The work of the Translation…

National Dental Inspection Program (NDIP) 2018 Report

The latest  findings of the Detailed Inspection programme of P1 children in school year 2017/18  have now been released by the Information Services Division (ISD). 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. Main points • More than 70…

Have Your Say – Help Shape the Future of Oral and Dental Health Research

James Lind Alliance Oral and Dental Health Priority Setting Partnership Last year the Oral and Dental Health Priority Setting Partnership asked patients, carers and health care professionals and members of the public to tell us what questions they wanted research to answer on oral and dental health to keep people’s mouths, teeth and gums healthy.…

Amendment No. 139 to the Statement of Dental Remuneration SDR

A new amendment to the Statement of Dental Remuneration (SDR)  has now been released Memorandum PCA(D)(2018)12.  The memorandum advises of  increases in the fee scale, prior approval levels, vocational trainee salary and GDP allowance cap. The revised fee scale come into force on the 1st November 2018. The maximum patient charge remains at £384. Amendment…

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SDCEP Implementation Advice on Antibiotic Prophylaxis Against Infective Endocarditis

The Scottish Dental Clinical Effectiveness Programme (SDCEP) has recently published Implementation Advice on Antibiotic Prophylaxis Against Infective Endocarditis. This has been developed to facilitate the implementation of NICE Clinical Guideline 64 Prophylaxis against infective endocarditis. The advice aims to support the dental team to manage the routine dental care of patients at increased risk of…

Sedation Practice Inspection (SPI) Checklist Revision

Following publication of SDCEP’s Conscious Sedation in Dentistry guidance in 2017, a Sedation Practice Inspection (SPI) Working Group was convened to update the current SPI Checklist taking into consideration feedback received during the CPI/SPI consultation in 2016 and recommendations in the new guidance. All revisions to the latest SPI Checklist (dated v1 July 2018) have been…

Opportunity to participate in eDelphi Study to develop core outcomes set for caries treatment interventions?

A team of researchers from the University of Dundee are conducting a consensus study to identify core outcomes when assessing the effects of  treatment interventions for managing carious lesions. The consensus study contributes to the international Core Outcome Measures in Effectiveness Trials initiative, which attempts to bring together patients, clinicians and researchers to identify which outcomes…

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SDCEP: Prevention and Management of Dental Caries in Children 2nd Ed.

The Scottish Dental Clinical Effectiveness Programme (SDCEP) has now published a second edition of its Prevention and Management of Dental Caries in Children guidance. The guidance aims to support dental teams to improve and maintain the oral health of their younger patients through the delivery of preventive care and, where necessary, effective management of dental caries. The…

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Interim advice on preparing for the General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR)

Interim advice on preparing for the General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) has been added to the SDCEP PSM Ethical Practice topic. ( GDPR Page Link ) The General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR), which come into force on 25 May 2018, strengthen the current privacy legislation and place new obligations on organisations in the way they collect,…

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TC White Conference RCPSG – 1st June 2018

The  TC White Conference at the  Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow  on the 1st June  considers Complex patients, complex care – dental care under GA and sedation Topics covered include:-  Assessing the medically complex patient Sedation and GA for the bariatric patient Advanced sedation techniques Developing an anaesthetic led sedation service To…

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Consultation on SDCEP Implementation advice for Phase-down of Dental Amalgam Use

The Scottish Dental Clinical Effectiveness Programme (SDCEP) draft implementation advice for Phase-down of Dental Amalgam Use  is  now available for consultation. The draft advice has been developed to facilitate the implementation of Article 10(2) of Regulation (EU) 2017/852 on Mercury, which states: From 1 July 2018, dental amalgam shall not be used for dental treatment…

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Coming soon- SDCEP Advice on phase-down of dental amalgam consultation

The Scottish Dental Clinical Effectiveness Programme (SDCEP) is currently developing advice for dentists to facilitate the implementation of Article 10(2) of Regulation (EU) 2017/852 on Mercury.* This is  advance notification of the forthcoming short consultation on this advice, starting week beginning 26 March 2018 and lasting 3 weeks. A consultation draft and a feedback form…

Reminder to submit GP234 and Erratum to SDR 137

Summary The Memorandum to this letter reminds dentists and dental  bodies corporate (DBsC) of the need to submit a form GP234 by 28 February in order to continue to receive  reimbursement of practice rental costs. It also advises on an error contained in Amendment No 137 to the Statement of Dental Remuneration, which was issued…