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

  • Conscious Sedation in Dentistry - 3rd Edition

    In June 2017, SDCEP published an update of this guidance, which aims to promote safe and effective provision of conscious sedation for dental care. Follow the link to read more and to access the guidance.
  • Update to Drug Prescribing For Dentistry 3rd edition

    An update to Drug Prescribing for Dentistry guidance has been published.

    The Dental Prescribing app has also been updated. For technical reasons, Android users should delete their current app and reinstall from Google Play to ensure access to the latest prescribing information.
  • Prevention and Management of Dental Caries in Children

    The consultation on the update of this guidance is now closed. Thank you to all who provided feedback.
  • 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

Statement of Dental Remuneration – Amendment No. 135

19th September 2017

A new amendment of the Statement of Dental Remuneration (SDR), has now been released .  This will come into effect on the 1st October 2017  with a 2.25% increase in the fee-scale for all courses of treatment started on or after 1 October 2017. The maximum patient charge for a single course of NHS dental… Read More

SDR – Regional Roadshows

14th September 2017

  Practitioner Services are  delivering a series of evening roadshow events across Scotland, to engage with dentists and dental care professionals who are delivering General Dental Services in NHS Scotland.  The events will support dental teams with:- Understanding of the Statement of Dental Remuneration (SDR) Prior approval requirements and discretionary fees Understanding eSchedules . The events are… Read More