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Dental Clinical Effectiveness Newsletter Autumn 2023

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

Dental Clinical Effectiveness Newsletter Autumn 2023

New SDCEP Dental Companion website replaces Dental Companion app

The SDCEP Dental Companion app has been replaced by a new mobile-enabled Dental Companion website (URL: This website should be used instead of the Dental Companion app, which will no longer be supported or updated and should be deleted from all devices. You can create an icon button on your mobile device home screen to provide quick access to the new website.

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New Drug Prescribing for Dentistry website replaces app

Further details in this news item.

Anticoagulants guidance 2nd edition available

The second edition of Management of Dental Patients Taking Anticoagulants or Antiplatelet Drugs is now available.

Management of dental patients taking anticoagulants or antiplatelet drugs

About us

The Scottish Dental Clinical Effectiveness Programme (SDCEP)

  • provides user-friendly, evidence-based guidance with recommendations and advice presented in a form that can be interpreted easily and implemented
  • provides practical implementation advice to clarify changes in legislation, professional regulations or other developments
  • supports dental teams to provide high quality healthcare that is safe, effective and person-centred

SDCEP works in partnership

with the other three Clinical Effectiveness Workstream programmes:

These comprise the Clinical Effectiveness workstream of NHS Education for Scotland’s Dental Directorate. SDCEP also collaborates with Cochrane Oral Health.

SDCEP also provides its guidance

via the Dental Companion