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Drug Prescribing for Dentistry 2016: 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.
Bacterial Infections Management Guide View online
Dental antimicrobial stewardship toolkit: Gov UK: View online
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.
BDA guidance on conscious sedation: 2011 View online
Indicator of Sedation Need form View online
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 2010: View online
Nice Guidelines, Sedation in children and young people 2010: View online
SCDCEP Conscious Sedation in Dentistry 2017: 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 2015: View online
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
Dementia- FGDP guidelines
The Faculty of General Dental Practice UK (FGDP(UK)) has made its guidance on the practice of dentistry for patients with dementia available free of charge online.
Dementia-Friendly Dentistry: Good Practice Guidelines covers the epidemiology of dementia and a wide range of implications for dental professionals, including patient identification, competence and referrals, communication, consent and capacity, history taking, treatment planning, care delivery, prescribing and site-specific considerations for dental practices, care homes and domiciliary practice.
Developed in conjunction with the British Dental Association and the Alzheimer’s Society, it contains over 50 recommendations for practitioners, categorised using the Faculty’s ‘ABC’ (Aspirational, Basic, Conditional) notation, and was first published in hard copy in October 2017.
Dementia-Friendly Dentistry has now been added to the Standards Online portal, which already includes Clinical Examination and Record-Keeping, Selection Criteria for Dental Radiography and Antimicrobial Prescribing for General Dental Practitioners, and which has received over half a million page views since it launched in 2015. Dental professionals can register free of charge at www.fgdp.org.uk/standards-online, and the publications are also available to buy in hard copy at www.fgdp.org.uk/shop.
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