Updated SDCEP Anticoagulants and Antiplatelet Drugs dental guidance published

The Scottish Dental Clinical Effectiveness Programme (SDCEP) has recently published a second edition of its Management of Dental Patients Taking Anticoagulants or Antiplatelet Drugs guidance.

This guidance aims to provide clear and practical recommendations and advice to enable the dental team to manage and treat this patient group, and covers assessment of bleeding risk, treatment planning and management of dental patients taking the various types of medication. Theyhope that users will find this guidance to be a valuable aid to enhancing patient care.

The guidance is aimed primarily at members of the dental profession but also has relevance for medical and pharmacy professionals who prescribe and dispense anticoagulants or antiplatelet drugs.

The full version of the guidance together with a summary ‘Quick Reference Guide’ and information for patients can be accessed via the SDCEP website.