dental practice

Penicillin V recommended as first line antibiotic for acute dento-alveolar infections

SAPG-Dental and clinical governance background to new prescribing guidance for penicillin V The Scottish Antimicrobial Prescribing Group (SAPG), part of Healthcare Improvement Scotland, was established in 2008 at the request of the Scottish Government, to support the safe and effective use of antibiotics across hospital and community settings. The SAPG committee is a multi-professional clinical…

CDO Letter – Full range of NHS dental treatments from 1st November

In a letter released today, Tom Ferris CDO Scotland announced that, as of Sunday 1st November dental contractors will be able to provide a full range of dental treatments to NHS patients. This announcement follows the recent publication of the Scottish Dental Effectiveness Programme (SDCEP) ‘Review of Aerosol Generating Provcedures in Dentistry’ which improves understanding…

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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…

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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…

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…

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Revised Scottish Dental Access Initiative

This letter advises of the latest revisions to the Scottish Dental Access Initiative (SDAI)  which will take effect from the 1st April 2019 . It outlines the designated areas of Scotland where financial assistance will be available to expand or purchase existing NHS dental practices. Download a copy of the Letter PCA(D) (2019)5    …

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Practice premises revaluation exercise -1st April 2018

The Scottish Government has today issued a memorandum advising of an exercise to update practice valuations for reimbursement of practice rental costs under Determination XV of the Statement of Dental Remuneration (SDR). For the last revaluation exercise in 2015 all practice premises were individually inspected. This time the current market rent is determined by the…

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Applications to the NHS Board Dental List: Mandatory Training Requirement

From 1st April 2016, there was now a mandatory training requirement for dentists applying to join the dental list in Scotland for the first time, those returning to clinical practice within 5 years, and those returning after 5 years or more. Further details are available  are  in PCA2016(D)05 The mandatory training programme training will be…