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As the number of our news stories and resources related to COVID-19 grows we have developed a new page for the site that pulls these resources together. Go to the COVID-19 summary page If you have a COVID-19 dental resource you think we should look at please contact us via feedback

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SDCEP Reopening Dental Practice Guide launched

In a letter of the 20th May the Chief Dental Officer outlined a phased remobilisation of NHS dental services. To support practitioners working in primary dental care the Scottish Dental Clinical Effectiveness Programme (SDCEP) has developed a Practice Recovery toolkit which includes a guide and associated implementation tools. The guide provides advice on: Practice organisation…

Update to Rapid Review of recommendations for re-opening dental services

An update to the recently published rapid review of recommendations for the re-opening of dental services is now available. The update includes 5 more counties bringing the total to 17 sets of recommendations from 16 different countries. There are some changes to the key messages:- This review reports on national recommendations for the re-structuring and…

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SDCEP developing guide to support dental practices prepare to re-open – Survey

SDCEP is developing a guide to support dental practices prepare to re-open and start seeing patients.  To help ensure that the guide addresses the topics of importance to dental teams we would be grateful if you could complete a short survey.  The survey can be accessed here and should take no more than 15 minutes of your…

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SDCEP-Drugs for Management of Dental Problems During COVID-19 Pandemic – Update

SDCEP has updated the Drugs for Management of Dental Problems During COVID-19 Pandemic supplement, which was first published on 8 April 2020.  The drugs supplement is based on SDCEP’s Drug Prescribing for Dentistry guidance and lists the drug regimens that dentists are most likely to advise or prescribe for their patients during the COVID-19 pandemic.  The updated version: – provides more…

Recommendations for the re-opening of dental services

A rapid review of recommendations for re-opening dental services following the closure or reduction of dental services across the world as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic has now been published. The reivew is not a guidance document but summarises recommendations from the various sources identified within five themes relevant to the re-opening of dental…

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SDCEP – Dental Practice Closure During COVID-19 Pandemic.

The Scottish Dental Clinical Effectiveness programme has created a new guide entitled Dental Practice Closure During COVID-19 Pandemic. This guide comprises a checklist of points to consider when practices are to be closed for an extended period. Two parts are included in this version  Part A: Actions to consider at closure Part B: Points to consider during…

Infection Prevention and Control in Urgent Dental Care Settings during the period of COVID-19

Health Protection Scotland have released a new document that outlines infection prevention and control advice for dentists and the dental team involved in the provision of urgent dental care for patients during the COVID-19 period. The document is based on PHE/ HPS guidance. The Dental Deans of the Royal Colleges, FGDP UK and representatives of…

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SDCEP – Drugs for Management of Dental Problems During COVID-19 Pandemic

The Scottish Dental Clinical Effectiveness (SDCEP) has created a supplement to the Management of Acute Dental Problems during COVID-19 Pandemic guide which was published last week. This new supplement Drugs for Management of Dental Problems During COVID-19 Pandemic is based on SDCEP’s Drug Prescribing for Dentistry guidance. It lists the drug regimens that dentists are most likely to remotely…

COVID-19 Guidance – NHS General Dental Services (GDS)

The Chief Dental Office has issued a letter and guidance detailing contingency measures that have been put in place to preserve the integrity of GDS as a result of substantial disruption to service provision due to the escalation of the COVID-19 outbreak in Scotland. Letter from the Chief Dental Officer – 17th March 2020 COVID-19…