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New national instrument decontamination guidance published by HFS

Scottish Health Technical Memorandum (SHTM) 01-05 Management, equipment, and process of the decontamination of dental instruments in a Local Decontamination Unit (LDU) in NHSScotland is national, best practice guidance published by Health Facilities Scotland in April 2024.

Instrument decontamination guidance

Dental Clinical Effectiveness Newsletter Spring 2024

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

Dental Clinical Effectiveness Newsletter Spring 2024

MRONJ guidance reviewed and extant March 2024

The 2017 edition of Oral Health Management of Patients at Risk of Medication-related Osteonecrosis of the Jaw has been reviewed and remains essentially unchanged and extant. A new supplement providing updated information on MRONJ incidence and drugs that might be associated with MRONJ is now available.

Medication-related osteonecrosis of the jaw

Periodontal Care guidance 2nd edition available

The second edition of Prevention and Treatment of Periodontal Diseases in Primary Care is now available.

Prevention and Treatment of Periodontal Diseases in Primary Care

New Drug Prescribing for Dentistry website replaces app

Further details in this news item. 

https://www.sdcep.org.uk/news/new-sdcep-dental-prescribing-website-replaces-dental-prescribing-app/

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