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Dental Prescribing App

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The ‘Dental Prescribing’ app brings SDCEP’s popular Drug Prescribing For Dentistry guidance to your mobile device.  A key feature is the inclusion of direct links to the BNF website for drug interaction information.

Based on the latest version of the British National Formulary (BNF) and British National Formulary for Children (BNFC), the app includes local measures and drug prescriptions for the management of a range of dental conditions for both adults and children. Information on the management of medical emergencies is also provided, including drug administration.

The app is available to download free on Google PlayTM or the App StoreSM.

The Programme Development Team will review each new print edition of the BNF and BNFC (March and September each year) and will include any necessary changes within ‘Dental Prescribing’ as a free update.

Updates

The SDCEP ‘Dental Prescribing’ app has been updated following amendments to the latest edition of the British National Formulary (BNF 73) which was published in March 2017.

To ensure access to the most up-to-date prescribing advice:

  • iPhone or iPad users of the app should install the update when prompted to do so by the App StoreSM.
  • For technical reasons, users with an Android smartphone or tablet should uninstall their current ‘Dental Prescribing’ app and install the updated app from Google PlayTM.

Background

Drug Prescribing for Dentistry was first published in 2008, with a second edition released in 2011 and a newly updated third edition published in 2016. The aim of the guidance is to facilitate easy access to information that is most relevant to primary care dental practice by bringing together advice on dental prescribing from the BNF and BNFC, including advice on the management of medical emergencies. The guidance is aimed at dental practitioners in the primary care sector, and applies to all patients, including adults, children and those with special needs, who would normally be treated in this sector.

SDCEP is keen to employ novel approaches to guidance delivery, such as the use of mobile technology and apps, and intend the ‘Dental Prescribing’ app to be an additional tool for dental practitioners in primary care.

For further information about the development of the app, to report any issues, please contact us: scottishdental.cep@nes.scot.nhs.uk.

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