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The Scottish Dental Clinical Effectiveness Programme (SDCEP) provides user-friendly, evidence-based guidance to support dental teams to provide high quality healthcare that is safe, effective and person centred.

SDCEP works in partnership with the Translation Research in a Dental Setting (TRiaDS) collaboration, the Scottish Dental Practice Based Research Network (SDPBRN), the Quality Improvement in Practice Team (QIiPT), and the Scottish Dental Postgraduate Fellowship (SDPF). These comprise the Clinical Effectiveness workstream of NHS Education for Scotland’s Dental Directorate. SDCEP also collaborates with the Cochrane Oral Health Group.

Please browse our site to find out more.

Highlights

  • Dental Clinical Effectiveness Newsletter October 2017

    Read the latest Dental Clinical Effectiveness Newsletter
  • 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.
  • 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

Help with Health Costs -2017

25th October 2017

An updated guide to help with health care costs is now available. The leaflet included information on, young people, people receiving benefits and people on a low income and their entitlements. More information of dental treatment changes is available here Download Copy of Guide   Read More

National Dental Inspection Program (NDIP) 2017 Report

24th October 2017

The National Dental Inspection Programme (NDIP) is carried out annually with the support and approval of the Scottish Dental Epidemiology Co-ordinating Committee. Two school year groups are involved: i) at entry into Local Authority schools in primary one (P1) and ii) in primary seven (P7) before the move to secondary education. The Inspection Programme has… Read More