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 publication

Prevention and Treatment of Periodontal Diseases in Primary Care

Resources available via the Periodontal Management page include:

  • Full Guidance - comprehensive background and evidence-based recommendations
  • Guidance in Brief - a summary of the main recommendations from the full guidance
  • Oral Hygiene TIPPS behaviour change strategy video
  • Oral Hygiene TIPPS visual aid
  • Information for patients

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.