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Information and advice on Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Health Protection Scotland are maintaining a webpage, Coronavirus (COVID-19), about the novel coronavirus outbreak and advice for healthcare providers. This includes specific Guidance for Dental Teams. If understanding of COVID-19 changes then the guidance will be updated. Therefore you are advised to check these webpages regularly to ensure that you are accessing the latest information and advice.

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…

Co-designing Quality Improvement in dentistry

Are you a dentist, dental nurse, dental hygienist/therapist? Do you apply fluoride varnish or place preventive fissure sealants on children’s teeth? If so, we need your help! Researchers at NHS Education for Scotland and the Universities of Dundee, Aberdeen and Glasgow are redesigning the national clinical audits for fluoride varnish and preventive fissure sealants and…

General Dental Practitioner Leadership Fellow

The first GDP Leadership Fellowship Programme has just been announced. This opportunity is designed to strengthen future dentistry leadership by developing the skills of individuals at a national strategic level with support from NHS Scotland’s Dental leaders. Each post is an excellent opportunity for general dental practitioners, with of over 4 years’ experience of GDS…

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Safety Climate Survey Webinar

Download this flyer as a PDF Do you have questions about completing the Safety Climate Survey (SCS) in your practice? Would you like to hear more about planning your team meeting and completing your action plans? If so, join us for our WebEx on 15 January 2020 12:30-13:30 to hear from our national team. How…

National Dental Inspection Program (NDIP) 2019 Report

The latest findings of the Detailed Inspection programme of P7 children in school year 2018/19  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 Children’s dental health is continuing…