Welcome

The Scottish Dental Clinical Effectiveness Programme (SDCEP) is an initiative of the National Dental Advisory Committee (NDAC) and part of NHS Education for Scotland (NES). SDCEP provides user-friendly, evidence-based guidance to support dental teams to provide high quality healthcare that is safe, effective and person centred.

To develop and test interventions to enhance the translation of guidance recommendations into practice, SDCEP works in partnership with the Translation Research in a Dental Setting (TRiaDS) collaboration and the Scottish Dental Practice Based Research Network (SDPBRN).

Please browse our site to learn more about SDCEP, how we work and the guidance we have published or that is in development.

Highlights

  • MRONJ Consultation Now Live

    Draft guidance Oral Health Management of Patients Prescribed Anti-resorptive or Anti-angiogenic Drugs is now available for consultation.
    This is an update to the popular SDCEP Bisphosphonates guidance and includes new advice on the wider range of drugs implicated in medication-related osteonecrosis of the jaw (MRONJ).
  • Dental Prescribing Android App

    The Dental Prescribing app is now available for use on Android smartphones and tablets.

    The app provides mobile access to the latest dentally relevant information to facilitate drug prescribing within primary care dental practice.

  • NICE Accreditation

    NICE has accredited the process used by the Scottish Dental Clinical Effectiveness Programme to produce Dental Clinical Guidance. Accreditation is valid for 5 years from 15 March 2016 and is retrospectively applicable to guidance produced using the processes described in the Guidance Development Process Manual (2015).
  • Drug Prescribing For Dentistry

    SDCEP has published updated guidance (January 2016) on drug prescribing in primary care dental practice. Follow the link to read more and to access the guidance.
  • Decontamination Into Practice

    SDCEP's decontamination guidance was reviewed in January 2016 and remains unchanged and extant.
  • Management of Dental Patients Taking Anticoagulants or Antiplatelet Drugs

    SDCEP has published new guidance (August 2015) to assist dental practitioners in the management of treatment for patients who are taking anticoagulants or antiplatelet drugs. A webinar about the guidance is also available to view. Follow the link to read more and to access the guidance.
  • Information for Patients

    SDCEP recognises the unique contribution that patient views can make to the guidance development process. Follow the link to find out more about how patients can become involved in the development of SDCEP guidance.
  • Practice Support Manual

    The Practice Support Manual (PSM) is a website developed by SDCEP to support dental practice management. The PSM aims to help dental teams keep up to date with legislation and professional regulations and prepare successfully for practice inspection.

Latest Scottish Dental News

Scottish Health Awards 2016 – Dentist Award

18th July 2016

The Scottish Health Awards are a prestigious awards ceremony for health care professionals in Scotland. The awards are run by the Daily Record.  Last year the first specific ‘Dentist award’ was won by Professor Richard Welbury, There is still time to nominate someone for the 2016 award. Nominations close at 5pm on Thursday 1st September… Read More

SDCEP draft guidance available for consultation

11th July 2016

Draft  SDCEP guidance on Oral Health Management of Patients Prescribed Anti-resorptive or Anti-angiogenic Drugs is now available for consultation. The consultation period ends on 1st October 2016. This guidance is an update to the 2011 SDCEP publication Oral Health Management of Patients Prescribed Bisphosphonates and includes new advice on the wider range of drugs implicated… Read More