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Decontamination of instruments

SDCEP publications include guidance and implementation advice. All the following publications are available to download. Some of the guidance is also available in print (UK only). Click here for details of what is available in print and how to place an order.

Guidance

SDCEP guidance is designed to support the dental team to provide high quality patient care. The guidance brings together, in a structured manner, the best available information that is relevant to priority areas in dentistry, and presents this information in a form that can be interpreted easily and implemented.

Topic Title
Acute Dental Problems Management of Acute Dental Problems
Full Guidance, Quick Reference Guide and Interactive Web App published 2013
Anticoagulants and Antiplatelets Management of Dental Patients Taking Anticoagulants or Antiplatelet Drugs
Full Guidance, Quick Reference Guide and Supporting Tools published 2015
Bisphosphonates Oral Health Management of Patients Prescribed Bisphosphonates
Full Guidance published 2011. Superseded by publication of Oral Health Management of Patients at Risk of Medication-related Osteonecrosis of the Jaw and withdrawn in 2017
Caries in Children Prevention and Management of Dental Caries in Children
Full Guidance (second edition) and Guidance in Brief published 2018
[First edition published 2010]
Conscious Sedation Conscious Sedation In Dentistry
Full Guidance (third edition) published 2017
[First edition published 2006]
Decontamination Decontamination Into Practice
Introduction and Overview updated 2014; reviewed and extant 2016
Cleaning of Dental Instruments published 2007; 2nd edition published 2014; reviewed and extant 2016
Sterilization of Dental Instruments published 2011; reviewed and extant 2016
Managing Decontamination in Dental Practice published 2014; reviewed and extant 2016
Appendices updated 2014; reviewed and extant 2016
Drug Prescribing Drug Prescribing For Dentistry
Full Guidance (third edition) published 2016
iOS App released 2012; Android App released 2016
[First edition published 2008; second edition published 2011]
Emergency Dental Care Emergency Dental Care
Guidance published 2007, confirmed as extant 2013
Medication-related
Osteonecrosis of the Jaw
Oral Health Management of Patients at Risk of Medication-related Osteonecrosis of the Jaw
Full Guidance, Guidance in Brief and Supporting Tools published 2017
Oral Health Assessment Oral Health Assessment and Review
Guidance in Brief published 2011
Full Guidance published 2012
Periodontal Care Prevention and Treatment of Periodontal Diseases in Primary Care
Full Guidance, Guidance in Brief and Supporting Tools published 2014
Practice Management Practice Support Manual
Website launched 2010
Content is updated on an ongoing basis

Implementation Advice

SDCEP implementation advice aims to interpret and clarify changes in legislation, professional regulations or other developments relevant to patient care, and to provide practical advice to help dental teams implement any necessary changes to practice.

Topic Title
Dental Amalgam Restricting the Use of Dental Amalgam in Specific Patient Groups
Implementation Advice and Supporting Tools published 2018.