Welcome

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

For evidence-based guidance development, SDCEP collaborates with the Cochrane Oral Health Group. To develop and test interventions to enhance the translation of guidance recommendations into practice, SDCEP works in partnership with the four other Clinical Effectiveness Workstream programmes: the Translation Research in a Dental Setting (TRiaDS) collaboration, the Scottish Dental Practice Based Research Network (SDPBRN); NES’s Quality Improvement in Practice Team (QIiPT); and the Scottish Dental Postgraduate Fellowship (SDPF).

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

Highlights

  • Update to Drug Prescribing For Dentistry 3rd edition

    An update to Drug Prescribing for Dentistry has been released. This update includes information on changes to the latest editions of the BNF and BNFC.
  • Prevention and Management of Dental Caries in Children

    This guidance is being updated and a draft is currently available for consultation. This consultation is open until 18 August 2017.
  • Oral Health Management of Patients at Risk of Medication-related Osteonecrosis of the Jaw

    SDCEP has published new guidance (March 2017) to assist dental practitioners in managing the oral health patients of patients who are at risk of medication-related osteonecrosis of the jaw (MRONJ). Follow the link to read more and to access the guidance.
  • Dental Clinical Effectiveness Newsletter April 2017

    Read the latest Dental Clinical Effectiveness Newsletter
  • 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).
  • 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

Scotland’s Oral Health Plan – Analysis of responses published

21st June 2017

This document provides an  analysis of responses from last years consultation document on the Future of Oral Health. As part of the consultation  564 dental professionals attended a series of roadshows events across Scotland. In all 427 responses were received. In addition a series of focus group with the public were conducted by the Scottish Health Council.… Read More

SDCEP – ‘Drug Prescribing for Dentistry’ Update

12th June 2017

SDCEP’s ‘Drug Prescribing For Dentistry’ 3rd Edition, published in January 2016, was based on edition 70 of the ‘British National Formulary’ (BNF 70) and the 2015-16 edition of the ‘BNF for Children’ (BNFC). The guidance is periodically amended to include subsequent changes to the BNF and BNFC . SDCEP has released an update to the 3rd… Read More