The Scottish Dental Clinical Effectiveness Programme (SDCEP) has now launched the third edition of its Conscious Sedation in Dentistry guidance. This guidance aims to promote good clinical practice through recommendations for the safe and effective provision of conscious sedation for dental care.
The guidance has been subject to a thorough update using SDCEP’s NICE accredited methodology taking into account specific developments since it was first published in 2006. This has included communication with the Intercollegiate Advisory Committee for Sedation in Dentistry (IACSD) regarding the IACSD Report, published in 2015.
The dental faculties of the Royal Colleges of the UK and the Republic of Ireland have all formally endorsed this guidance. The Royal College of Anaesthetists has also expressed its support of the guidance and is to promote it with its members.
The updated Conscious Sedation in Dentistry guidance can be accessed via the SDCEP website.