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Patients examination PDF Download document
Patients History and Examination Download document

LocSSIPS

LocSSIPs – what you need to know! Download document
Appendix 1 Reference to LocSSIPS process for Wrong Site Extraction
LocSSIPs – what you need to know! Download document
Appendix 2 Exemplar Wrong Site Extraction
LocSSIPs – what you need to know! Download document
Appendix 3 Learning from Never events – A Wrong Site Extraction (WSE)
LocSSIPs – what you need to know! Download document
Appendix 4 FAQs Frequently asked questions related to Dental Wrong Site Surgery
LocSSIPs – what you need to know! Download document
Appendix 5 List of examples of good practice in prevention of Wrong Site Extraction
LocSSIPs – what you need to know! Download document
FIGURE 1 Example Dental extraction LocSSIPs Individual patient pathway
LocSSIPs – what you need to know! Download document
Tool kit for ‘Local Safety Standards for Invasive Procedures’ (LocSSIPs) for wrong site extraction in Dentistry
LocSSIPs – what you need to know! Download document
LocSSIPs WSE working group

Managed Clinical Network

Managed Clinical Network Terms of Reference Download document
NHS England has established Local Dental Networks (LDN) which are an integral part of NHS England and lead NHS England’s strategic commissioning approach to dentistry and oral health. In making the strategic intent operational, NHS England will formalise or establish Managed Clinical Networks (MCN) which will be accountable to the LDN, via the LDN Chair, and NHS England and who will, using their specialty expertise, develop and transform services in line with the local strategic intention. See attached Terms of reference
Managed Clinical Networks (MCNs) update and Information sheet Download document
Information and updates on MCNs
MCN Chair Job Description Download document
It will be the responsibility of the Chair of each Managed Clinical Network to oversee the functioning of such in line with the Terms of Reference published by NHS England. This will require close communication with identified clinicians from all aspects of dentistry who have successfully applied and been appointed to the Network. See attached Job description
Oral Surgery MCN Contacts Download document
Contacts for your local MCN, this will be updated as we receive updated information.
Oral Surgery MCNs Download document
Oral Surgery MCN’s Info letter

Patient Information Leaflets

Apicectomy Download document
Apicectomy is a minor surgical procedure where the apical part of a tooth root is removed and curettage of the tissues around the apex of the root is carried out in order to remove any infected tissue that lies around the apex of the root of the tooth
Apicectomy diagrams Download document
Diagrams showing Apicectomy procedure
Check a dentist is registered View online
The General Dental Councils website has a list of all Dentists allowed to practise in the UK and a list of all dentists who are on the Oral Surgery Specialists list.
Find a dentist near you View online
The British dentist association website can find a dentist near your home
Indicator of Sedation Need (IOSN) Download document
ANXIETY QUESTIONNAIRE TO BE COMPLETED BY THE PATIENT This tool has been developed to support clinical decision making and also to identify the need of sedation in a population for those planning appropriate dental sedation services.
Mouth Cancer Diagnosis and Prevention Download document
Joint statement from the British Society for Oral Medicine (BSOM) and Cancer Research UK (CRUK) With the Chief Dental Officers of England, Wales, Northern Ireland and Scotland; the Royal Colleges Dental Faculty Deans in England, Edinburgh and Glasgow; the British Dental Association (BDA); the British Dental Health Foundation (BDHF); the British Society for Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology (BSOMP), the British Association of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons (BAOMS), the British Association of Oral Surgeons (BAOS), and the Association of British Academic Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons (ABAOMS).
Oral Surgery for Children Download document
This is an information leaflet for the parents of children having Oral Surgery in hospital.
Post operative instructions Download document
Post-Operative Instructions Following Oral Surgery
Removal of Wisdom Teeth Download document
This information is for patients who may need to have an operation to remove their impacted wisdom teeth. It explains why they may need to be removed, what is involved any risks or complications that there may be.
Sedation for minor oral surgery Download document
Information on Sedation for minor oral surgery
Temporomandibular Download document
Temporomandibular Jaw disorders (TMDs) refers to a group of disorders affecting the temporomandibular joint (TMJ), masticatory muscles and the associated structures.These disorders share the symptoms of pain, limited mouth opening and joint noises
Uncovering canines Download document
This information is designed to help your understanding of the condition where an upper canine tooth fails to erupt normally and what treatments are available to help remedy it.

BAOS Information

‘Securing Excellence in commissioning NHS Dental Services’ Download document
‘Securing Excellence in commissioning NHS Dental Services’ document
Bacterial Infections Management Guide View online
Drug Prescribing for Dentistry; Please find a Bacterial Infections Management Guide via the link.
Career Pathways in Oral Surgery Download document
A BAOS 2016 guide to careers in Oral Surgery
Consultant in Oral Surgery Information Download document
Changes to the person specification for senior clinical (consultant) posts. Following the consultation process in relation to the "equivalence by experience" route for entry to the ISFE in Oral Surgery, the Deans of the English and Scottish Colleges took the decision this was not to be re-opened. It is appreciated that this presents a difficulty for Oral Surgery in the medium term, whilst they wait for trainees to finish recognised training programmes and complete the ISFE by the conventional route. It is the responsibility of employing authorities to clearly outline in the Person Specification the range of skills and competencies required to meet local service needs. It has been decided that possession of an ISFE be moved from the 'Essential' column to the 'Desirable' for all Consultant Job Descriptions and it will be the responsibility of the applicant to demonstrate how they meet the requirements for the post. The person specifications on the RCS (Eng) website have been updated accordingly.
Drug Prescribing for Dentistry View online
The third edition of the popular Drug Prescribing For Dentistry guidance from the Scottish Dental Clinical Effectiveness Programme (SDCEP) has now been launched. The guidance in aimed at dental practitioners in the primary care sector, and applies to all patients, including adults, children and those with special needs, who would normally be treated in this sector. The guidance is presented in the same problem-orientated layout as in earlier editions but included more comprehensive information on drug interactions and a bacterial infections management guide. The guidance brings together advice on dental prescribing from the BNF and BNFC and is intended to be used in conjunction with them.
Guide for Commissioning Dental Specialties - Oral Surgery and Oral Medicine Download document
NHS England has published a series of dental guides for commissioners to help address the need for greater national level standardisation in the commissioning of dental care as well as providing clarity and consistency around the dental services the NHS provides. They have been collaboratively produced by the dental profession and commissioners overseen by Chief Dental Officer England and this document specifically contains the guide for Oral Surgery and Oral Medicine.
Management of Dental Patients Taking Anticoagulants or Antiplatelet Drugs View online
A new guidance document from The Scottish Dental Clinical Effectiveness Programme (SDCEP) on the Management of Dental Patients Taking Anticoagulants or Antiplatelet Drugs has been launched. The guidance aims to provide clear and practical advice to enable the dental team to manage and treat this patient group. It presents advice to inform the assessment of bleeding risk and decision making for treatment planning. Information about the newer anticoagulants and anti-platelet drugs as well as the more established medications is provided.
MEE Review of Oral Surgery Services and Training Download document
A review of Oral Surgery (OS) was recommended as an outcome of the Review of Training in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery (OMFS), conducted by the Postgraduate Medical Education and Training Board (PMETB) at the request of the then-Secretary of State for Health. The following sets out the review group’s vision for the future provision of OS, based upon its findings from the broad range of evidence gathered and submitted to the groups in the process of its work.
Oral Cancer website from European Commision Lifelong learning programme View online
Oral Cancer | Early Prevention & Detection | LDV | A multilingual educational resource for healthcare professionals on the early detection and prevention of oral (mouth) cancer This website provides information for dental and primary health care professionals in key aspects of early diagnosis and prevention of oral cancer.
Oral Surgery "Specialist List " Information Download document
BAOS unofficial information on the Specialist List
Standards for Conscious Sedation in the Provision of Dental Care Download document
As featured in the Oral Surgery Journal July publication. Neil Oastler summarises the guidelines produced by the Intercollegiate Advisory Committee for Sedation in Dentistry - published 22nd April 2015

Conscious dental sedation information

BDA guidance on conscious sedation Download document
BDA advice on conscious sedation
Indicator of Sedation Need form Download document
Anxiety questionnaire to be completed by the patient and dentist. This tool has been developed to support clinical decision making and also to identify the need of sedation in a population for those planning appropriate dental sedation services.
NCGC Full guidance documentation for sedation Download document
The National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellance Full guidance documentation for sedation
Nice Guidelines Download document
Sedation in children and young people
SCDCEP Conscious Sedation in Dentistry View online
The Scottish Dental Clinical Effectiveness Programme website guidance on Conscious Sedation in Dentistry
Standards for Conscious Sedation in the Provision of Dental Care Download document
As featured in the Oral Surgery Journal July publication. Neil Oastler summarises the guidelines produced by the Intercollegiate Advisory Committee for Sedation in Dentistry - published 22nd April 2015

Oral Surgery Training and Career Development

Career Development Consultant Appointments in Oral Surgery Download document
Career Pathways in Oral Surgery Download document
A BAOS 2016 guide to careers in Oral Surgery
Continuing Professional Development Dental (CPDs) aims and requirements Download document
Word (docx) format
Fellow of the European Board of Oral Surgeons Exam Regulation Download document
Word format
Higher Specialist Training Download document
PDF format
Higher Specialist Training at the Royal College of Surgeons of England View online
Postgraduate Dental Specialist Training in the UK Download document
“The Dental Gold Guide”
UK Dental Core Training Curriculum Download document
This curriculum aims to improve the educational standards for Dental Core Training whilst maintaining a focus on patient safety. Patient safety is at the core of this curriculum: dental trainers and trainees have a duty to ensure that that patient safety is paramount and the care of patients is of an appropriate standard.

Event quality assurance & Complaints procedure

BAOS Complaints procedure for courses/study days Download document
How we handle your complaints, and advice on how to complain about a course/study day run by BAOS
Quality Assurance Policy for BAOS Educational Events Download document
Quality Assurance Policy for BAOS Educational Events

Related Organisations

ABOAMS View online
The Association of British Academic Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons
British Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons View online
British Dental Association View online
Cochrane Oral Health Review Group View online
'BAOS Contributes to the Global Evidence-Base for Oral Surgery Care through its Global Alliance with the Cochrane Oral Health Group'
COPDEND View online
The UK Committee of Postgraduate Dental Deans and Directors comprises all the Postgraduate Dental Deans and Directors in the UK
Department of Health View online
European Federation of Oral Surgery Societies
FDI World Dental Federation View online
General Dental Council View online
General Medical Council View online
Intercollegiate Surgical Curriculum Programme Website. This site houses the curriculum for the oral surgery specialty
The Association of Dental Implantology UK View online
The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh Faculty of Dental Surgery View online
The Royal College of Surgeons of England Faculty of Dental Surgery View online
The Society for the Advancement of Anaesthesia in Dentistry View online
Wiley-Blackwell View online
Publishers of the Oral Surgery Journal & Sponsors of the BAOS Teaching & Learning Course

Oral Surgery Links

Antibiotic Prophylaxis View online
NICE Clinical Guidance - Prophylaxis against infective endocarditis
Dental Faculty RCSEng View online
RCPSg Dental Faculty View online
RCSEd Dental Faculty View online
The Cochrane Library View online
Independant high qaulity evidence for health care decision making
Trigeminal Foundation View online
website on Trigeminal nerve

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