Updated SDCEP periodontal care guidance published

The Scottish Dental Clinical Effectiveness Programme (SDCEP) has recently published the second edition of its NICE accredited Prevention and Treatment of Periodontal Diseases in Primary Care guidance.

The updated guidance brings together the latest advice on periodontal disease classification and treatment within one resource. The guidance provides clear and practical recommendations and advice to enable the dental team to manage the periodontal health of all their patients, including those who are healthy and those who have a diagnosis of gingivitis or periodontitis. 

For the first time the full guidance is provided within a dedicated website (www.periodontalcare.sdcep.org.uk) to enable navigation, accessibility and updating. A summary, a downloadable version and a variety of tools to support implementation of the guidance are provided.