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Resources for COVID-19

SDCEP has developed several resources for use during the COVID-19 pandemic, including:


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.

SDCEP also provides its guidance via the Dental Companion app.

Highlights

  • Aerosol Generating Procedures in Dentistry

    Mitigation of Aerosol Generating Procedures in Dentistry - A Rapid Review was published in September 2020 and updated on 25 January 2021.

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    Comparison of UK Return-to-Practice Documents

    A comparison of the five main UK return-to-practice guidance and standard operating procedure documents is available. The level of agreement across the source documents should provide reassurance to dental professionals in every area of the UK.
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    COVID-19: Practice Recovery

    SDCEP has developed a Practice Recovery Toolkit, which provides advice and implementation tools to support primary care dental practice in Phase 2 of remobilisation of dental services.
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    Emergency Dental Care

    For advice on managing care for patients with a dental emergency. This guidance can be applied to suit local circumstances.
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    Drug Prescribing for Dentistry

    This guidance brings together advice on dental prescribing from the BNF and BNFC and presents it in a problem-orientated style.
  • Dental Clinical Effectiveness Newsletter October 2020 (PDF)

    The latest edition of the Dental Clinical Effectiveness Newsletter October 2020 is now available.

Latest Scottish Dental News

CDO Letter, 13 April 2021

13th April 2021

Letter from the CDO covering the Ventilation Survey, LFD Testing and the COVID-19 Surveillance Programme. Read the full article

CDO Letter regarding Ventilation Survey

31st March 2021

Your Designated Dentist should complete this survey by 23rd April 2021. Read the full article