Scottish Dental Clinical Effectiveness Programme

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The Scottish Dental Clinical Effectiveness Programme (SDCEP) is an initiative of the National Dental Advisory Committee (NDAC) in partnership with NHS Education for Scotland (NES).


The primary aim of the programme is to support dental teams throughout Scotland by providing guidance developed by the profession for the profession on topics identified as priorities for dentistry in Scotland.

For more information see About SDCEP.

Latest publications

Decontamination Into Practice has been updated and a third part added. Resources available via the Decontamination page include:

  • Introduction (updated 2014)
  • Part 1: Cleaning of Dental Instruments (2nd Edition, 2014)
  • Part 2: Sterilization of Dental Instruments (2011)
  • Part 3: Managing Decontamination in Dental Practice (2014)
  • Appendices and References (updated 2014)

The latest update to the Drug Prescribing for Dentistry (2nd edition) guidance was published in September 2014 and is available from the Drug Prescribing page.

Published Guidance

In Development

  • Available to purchase from the App Store for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.
  • Includes search function, favourites and direct links to BNF website for drug interaction information.