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New Scottishdental website

The  Scottishdental website has been updated and is now hosted on a more responsive design to provide an optimal viewing performance on multiple platforms including desktops PCs, tablets and mobile phones. In moving to the new site we have reviewed  streamlined some of the information on the site and improved the search facilities. If you can’t…

Orthodontic Needs Assessment report published.

At a successful meeting held at Stirling University and  attended by over 50 delegates  The Scottish Dental Needs Assessment Programme (SDNAP)- Orthodontic Report was formally launched. The report was compiled by a working group consisting of:- Mrs Jennifer Rodgers (Chair) – Consultant in Dental Public Health, NHS Forth Valley Mrs Praveena Symeonoglou SDNAP Researcher based…

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Scottish Dental Clinical Effectiveness Programme – website updated

Today see the launch of  a major update to the websites of the Scottish Dental Clinical Effectiveness Programme (SDCEP) and it partnership organisations:- Translation Research in a Dental Setting (TRiaDS)   and Scottish Dental Practice Based Research Network The new responsive designs should provide a better viewing experience for those using tablets and smart phones to…

Orthodontic Needs Assessment Report Launch

The Scottish Dental Needs Assessment Programme (SDNAP) -Orthodontic Report will be launched at a  meeting on:- Wednesday April 29th  2015, 9.00 am  to 13.30 pm Stirling Court Hotel, University of Stirling, Stirling Who is the event for? Consultants in Orthodontics, Orthodontic Specialist Practitioners, General Dental Practitioners and Oral health professionals from local health boards Strategic…

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Emergency Drugs and Equipment in Primary Dental Care

The National Dental Advisory Committee (NDAC) has published a revised document on Emergency Drugs and Equipment in Primary Dental Care. The Document updates the 1999 publication Emergency Dental Drugs and was developed by a short-life working group commissioned to update the document following recent changes in practice and guidance. Download a copy of the document…

New SDCEP Decontamination Guidance

SDCEP recently updated its ‘Decontamination Into Practice’ guidance. A second edition of ‘Cleaning of Dental Instruments’ has been published which reflects recent changes to requirements within dental practice such as the need for a separate LDU and use of a washer disinfector as standard. SDCEP has also added a new part entitled ‘Managing Decontamination in…

Dental Workforce Report 2014

The latest Dental Workforce Report is now available. The report provides analysis, intelligence and modeling to support workforce planning for dental services in Scotland.  The report is the result of acollaboration between NHS Education for Scotland (NES) and NHS National Services Scotland (NSS). A few points from the report:- The number of dentists registered with…

Oral health improves in Primary 1 pupils

The latest data from the National Dental Inspection Programme (NDIP) is released today.  It shows a  slight improvement in the oral health of primary 1 (P1) children in Scotland since 2012. with 68% having no obvious decay experience in 2014. This has improved from 45%  when the NDIP programme started in 2003. Children from most…

Have your say on the future of dental education research in Scotland

Would you like to help set the agenda of future dental education research in Scotland if so please go to http://www.survey.dundee.ac.uk/dental_education_research_stage_2 and complete the online questionnaire . You will be asked to rate a list of dental education research priorities using Likert scales and then identify the top 5 priorities from a list and explain…

Practice Premises Revaluation Exercise -2014/5

This letter provides information on forthcoming revaluation exercise of dental practices that will take place between 20th October 2014 and 28th February 2015. A professional valuer, the Valuation Office Agency (VOA), has been appointed to undertake the valuation of dental premises in Scotland which are either NHS committed or partially committed, irrespective of whether the…

Research Audit Hours

Following changes to the arrangements for clinical audit participation in research projects participation in dental research will be eligible for  up to five hours audit credit in each three year clinical audit cycle. Dental research audit hours will be administered by Scottish Dental Practice Based Research Network(SDPBRN) via the NHS Education for Scotland (NES) Portal.…

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European Association of Dental Public Health – Conference resolution on the control of e-cigarettes

At their scientific congress on the 12th June 2014  in Gothenburg European Association of Dental Public Health (EADPH) delegates passed the following resolution on electronic cigarettes and other unlicensed nicotine-containing products. Delegates at the European Association of Dental Public Health 19th annual scientific congress note the uncertainties surrounding electronic cigarettes in their manufacture, safety, marketing,…

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Prevention and treatment of periodontal diseases in primary dental care – New Guidance from SDCEP

The latest guidance from SDCEP  (Scottish Dental Clinical Effectiveness Programme). The guidance aims to support the dental team in improving and maintaining the periodontal health of their patients The full guideline document and a range of resources can be downloaded from the SDCEP website. These include: – The Full Guidance document  with comprehensive background and…

The Scottish Government

Statement of Dental Remuneration- Amendment No.126

The latest amendments to the Statement of Dental Remuneration (SDR) will take effect on the 1st June 2014. This includes a 1.71% increase in the fee-scale on all courses of treatment started on or after 1st June 2014 The maximum patient charge  for a single course of treatment remains unchanged at £384.