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Prevention and Treatment of Periodontal Diseases in Primary Care

Published February 2024 (2nd Edition)

The second edition of the SDCEP Prevention and Management of Periodontal Diseases in Primary Care guidance aims to assist and support the dental team to identify and manage patients at risk of and with periodontal diseases in primary care, improve the quality of decision making in treatment planning and improve the overall oral health of the population.

Based on the best available evidence, the guidance has been developed using SDCEP’s NICE accredited methodology and brings together advice on disease classification and periodontal treatment within one resource.  

The updated guidance is presented within a dedicated Periodontal Care website to aid accessibility, navigation and updating.

  • About this guidance includes the introduction, how the guidance has been developed
  • Guidance provides a Summary plus more in-depth guidance on assessment, diagnosis, planning treatment, treatment components, managing disease, long-term care, dental implants, referral, record keeping
  • Supporting tools includes a range of resources to support implementation of the guidance, with information for patients
  • Use the search function to find specific information of interest.

A downloadable pdf version of the guidance is also provided.

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