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Resources for COVID-19

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


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 has been published

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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.
  • 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

Funding for Primary Care PPE provision

19th January 2021

A letter from Paul Cushley, Dental Director at National Services Scotland indicates that funding for PPE in General Dental Services as in other Primary Care services will continue under the current arrangements until the end of June 2021. Download a copy of the letter Read the full article

Latest COVID Restrictions, 05 Jan 2021 – CDO Letter

5th January 2021

CDO Letter clarifying the position for dental practices following the further restrictions announced from 5th January 2021. Read the full article