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SDCEP Rapid Review on Mitigation of Aerosol Generating Procedures in Dentistry published

Today the Scottish Dental Clinical Effectiveness Programme (SDCEP) published their rapid review of the evidence related to the generation and mitigation of aerosols in dental practice and the associated risk of transmission of SARS-CoV-2. Significant support for the review was provided by Cochrane Oral Health, a key partner in the project. The review is now available to…

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Aerosol Generation Procedures – SDCEP Questionnaire

The Scottish Dental Clinical Effectiveness Programme (SDCEP)is leading a rapid review of the evidence related to the generation and mitigation of aerosols in dental practice and the associated risk of transmission of SARS-CoV-2. This short questionnaire which should take 10-15 minutes to complete is to help SDCEP better understand the current provision of aerosol generating…

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SDCEP-Rapid Review of Aerosol Generating Procedures in Dentistry

SDCEP, with the support of Cochrane Oral Health, is coordinating a rapid review of the international evidence related to aerosol generating procedures in dental healthcare. The UK-wide working group is chaired by Prof. Jeremy Bagg and includes topic experts from medical virology and aerobiology as well as representatives from the general dental practice, hospital dental…

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SDCEP – Comparison of UK Return-to-Practice Documents

The Scottish Dental Clinical Effectiveness Programme (SDCEP) have published a comparison of the five main UK documents published in recent weeks. While the layout of the documents varies the level of agreement across the source documents should provide reassurance to dental professionals in every area of the UK. Download Comparison of UK Return-to-Practice documents Note…

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SDCEP Survey: Using Apps in Dentistry – Have your say!

Dentists, dental hygienists/therapists, dental nurses and undergraduates – please take 10-15 minutes to complete this anonymous Scottish Dental Clinical Effectiveness Programme (SDCEP) questionnaire asking about your views/beliefs about the use of apps in dentistry and the new SDCEP Dental Companion app.  An optional 30 minute CPD module on “Using Apps in Dentistry” can be completed at the end…

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SDCEP – Resuming General Dental Services Guide – minor update

The Scottish Dental Clinical Effectiveness Programme (SDCEP) have issued a minor update to their Resuming General Dental Services Guide. These minor changes relate to:- An update of Phase numbering throughout guide following CDO letter of 8 June 2020 which included the renaming of phases of remobilisation of NHS Dental Services. Addition of advice about appointing…

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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…

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SDCEP-Drugs for Management of Dental Problems During COVID-19 Pandemic – Update

SDCEP has updated the Drugs for Management of Dental Problems During COVID-19 Pandemic supplement, which was first published on 8 April 2020.  The drugs supplement is based on SDCEP’s Drug Prescribing for Dentistry guidance and lists the drug regimens that dentists are most likely to advise or prescribe for their patients during the COVID-19 pandemic.  The updated version: – provides more…

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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SDCEP – Drugs for Management of Dental Problems During COVID-19 Pandemic

The Scottish Dental Clinical Effectiveness (SDCEP) has created a supplement to the Management of Acute Dental Problems during COVID-19 Pandemic guide which was published last week. This new supplement Drugs for Management of Dental Problems During COVID-19 Pandemic is based on SDCEP’s Drug Prescribing for Dentistry guidance. It lists the drug regimens that dentists are most likely to remotely…

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Dental management of patients at risk of Infective Endocarditis – Survey

The Scottish Dental Clinical Effectiveness Programme (SDCEP) published implementation advice regarding Antibiotic Prophylaxis Against Infective Endocarditis in August 2018. To help explore the usefulness and impact of this advice, we are inviting you to take part in a survey which explores dentists’ current practice, attitudes and beliefs regarding dental management of patients at risk of…

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SDCEP – Oral Health Assessment and Review – Questionnaire

SDCEP (Scottish Dental Clinical Effectiveness Programme)  is reviewing the evidence underpinning the current Oral Health Assessment and Review guidance. To support the review SDCEP is inviting practitioners to complete a questionnaire regarding your current practice, and beliefs and attitudes towards specific aspects of the Oral Health Assessment and Review guidance. The questionnaire  should take about…

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SDCEP Prescribing App updated

The SDCEP ‘Dental Prescribing’ app has been updated following amendments to the latest edition of the British National Formulary (BNF 76) which was published in September 2018. This update includes information on the 2016 amendment to NICE Clinical Guideline 64 ‘Prophylaxis against infective endocarditis’ and the associated SDCEP Implementation Advice which was published in August…

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SDCEP Conference-18th March 2019

Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow is hosting the SDCEP conference on the 18th March 2019. The aim of this day is to provide dentists with an insight into guidance development and implementation, including the latest updates on recent publications producedby the Scottish Dental Clinical Effectiveness Programme (SDCEP). The work of the Translation…

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SDCEP Implementation Advice on Antibiotic Prophylaxis Against Infective Endocarditis

The Scottish Dental Clinical Effectiveness Programme (SDCEP) has recently published Implementation Advice on Antibiotic Prophylaxis Against Infective Endocarditis. This has been developed to facilitate the implementation of NICE Clinical Guideline 64 Prophylaxis against infective endocarditis. The advice aims to support the dental team to manage the routine dental care of patients at increased risk of…

Sedation Practice Inspection (SPI) Checklist Revision

Following publication of SDCEP’s Conscious Sedation in Dentistry guidance in 2017, a Sedation Practice Inspection (SPI) Working Group was convened to update the current SPI Checklist taking into consideration feedback received during the CPI/SPI consultation in 2016 and recommendations in the new guidance. All revisions to the latest SPI Checklist (dated v1 July 2018) have been…