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Resources for COVID-19

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

A rapid reviewof aerosol generating procedures in dentistry is underway.


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 Companionapp.

Highlights

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    Aerosol generating procedures in dental practice

    SDCEP is leading a rapid review of the evidence related to the generation and mitigation of aerosols in dental practice and the associated risk of transmission of SARS-CoV-2. The review findings may inform policy and clinical guidance to support dental teams and their patients during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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    Rapid Review of AGPs in Dentistry

    SDCEP has convened a UK-wide working group to rapidly review the international evidence related to aerosol generating procedures in dental healthcare.
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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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    Management of Acute Dental Problems during COVID-19 Pandemic

    This guide describes modified management of commonly presenting oral conditions for use during the COVID-19 pandemic.
    The supplement listing the drug regimens that dentists are most likely to remotely advise or prescribe for their patients at this time has been updated.
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    Management of Acute Dental Problems

    This guidance provides decision support flowcharts, which can be used to identify any immediate attention or advice to give to the patient and to determine the appropriate provider of subsequent care. Further advice is also provided about the initial management and subsequent care. A Web App is also available
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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.
  • Drug Prescribing for Dentistry (Third Edition) cover

    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.
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    Dental Clinical Effectiveness Newsletter June 2020(PDF)

    The latest Dental Clinical Effectiveness Newsletter June 2020 is available here.

Latest Scottish Dental News

Aerosol Generation Procedures – SDCEP Questionnaire

17th September 2020

The Scottish Dental Clinical Effectiveness Programme (SDCEP)is leading a rapid review of the evidence related to the generation and mitigation of aerosols in dental practice and the associated risk of transmission of SARS-CoV-2. This short questionnaire which should take 10-15 minutes to complete is to help SDCEP better understand the current provision of aerosol generating… Read the full article

Dental contractors may take part in the Seasonal Flu immunization programme

10th September 2020

This letter from the Scottish Government Primary Care Directorate advises NHS Boards of the possible role for NHS dental contractos in the flu vaccination programme for 2020/21. Read the full article