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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 and planning, including risk assessment and facilitating physical (social) distancing
  • Staff health, wellbeing, rotas and training
  • Appointment scheduling and communication with patients;
  • Patient care, including assessment and management
  • Infection prevention and control, including PPE.

It also includes the following tools to support implementation

  • Reopening dental practice checklist
  • Patient COVID-19 screening questions
  • Patient management flowchart
  • Aerosol generating procedures
  • Template notice for practice entrances.

The guide and resources can be downloaded at the SDCEP website page.

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