The following is a short list providing sources for practice guidelines,
guidance, and other useful information.

Sign Guidelines - These are compiled under the stewardship of the Scottish Intercollegiate Guidelines Network, 9 Queen Street, Edinburgh EH2 1JQ. Tel. 0131-225 7324 Fax. 0131-225 1769 E-mail contact:

Clinical guidelines in a number of fields are available from the SIGN Website. Each is published in full guideline format, and as a concise quick reference guide.
Two guidelines of particular interest to dentists are reproduced here with a link to a dental section in a third. They are.

No. 43 Management of Unerupted and Impacted Third Molar Teeth

No. 47 Preventing Dental Caries in Children at High Caries Risk

Targeted prevention of dental caries in the permanent teeth of 6-16 year olds presenting for dental care

No. 58 Safe sedation of children undergoing diagnostic and therapeutic procedures

Section 5: Specialty requirements: dentistry

No. 83 Prevention and management of dental decay in the pre-school child [Quick Reference Guide html page}

Other Guidelines

Dental Recall: Recall Interval Between Routine Dental Examinations
From National Institute for Clinical Excellence website

Guidelines for Glove Usage and Hand Care in General Dental Practice

The Dental Management of Adult Patients with Haemophilia and other Congenital Bleeding Disorders

The following two guidelines were prepared by the North West Medicines Information Centre Pharmacy Practice Unit, 70 Pembroke Place, Liverpool L69 3GF email They are presented as pdf files only (free reader available from Adobe). Netscape users can choose to view (if they have a viewer) or save to disc - other browsers may open for reading without prompting.

Surgical Management of the Primary Care Dental Patient on Warfarin

Surgical Management of the Primary Care Dental Patient on Antiplatelet Medication

Dental Survey Information

Dental Caries Experience of 5, 11, 12, and 14-year-old Children in Great Britain

Information on external sites

Useful links - Directory of Contacts

The Centre for Evidence-based Dentistry is an independent body, set up early in 1995, whose aim is to promote evidence-based dentistry world-wide.

British Society for Disability and oral Health. Guidelines for Oral Care of People with Disabilities

SafeDentistry offers information on dentistry and toothcare

Search for dental systematic reviews from the Database of Abstracts of Reviews of Effectiveness and other databases with the NHS Centre for Reviews and Dissemination at the University of York.

The Cochrane Oral Health Group provides a list of systematic reviews and protocols in dentistry from the Cochrane Library. Abstracts of these can be viewed on the Cochrane website. The full text may also be viewed and downloaded, but this requires payment of a fee.


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