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Dental Clinical Effectiveness Newsletter Spring 2022

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

Dental Clinical Effectiveness Newsletter Spring 2022

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

The SDCEP website has a new look!

We’ve changed the hosting platform and given the site a fresh, more up-to-date look, which is fully accessible on a wide variety of devices.  Please explore our site.

Supplement to drug prescribing guidance now available

A supplement to the Prescribing guidance is now available.

Drug prescribing published guidance

Update to Drug Prescribing for Dentistry guidance available

The June 2021 update includes information on amendments to the BNF since publication of Edition 3 of the guidance. 

Drug prescribing published guidance

Aerosol Generating Procedures in dentistry

Mitigation of Aerosol Generating Procedures, a Rapid Review was published in September 2020 and updated in April 2021.

Rapid review of AGPs

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.

COVID-19 practice recovery published guidance

COVID-19: pandemic resources

Resources to support practices’ COVID-19 recovery, including ventilation information and a practice recovery toolkit

COVID-19: Practice recovery

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 app