The Scottish Dental Clinical Effectiveness Programme (SDCEP) is an initiative of the National Dental Advisory Committee and is supported by the Scottish Government and NHS Education for Scotland.
The Programme aims to provide user-friendly, evidence based guidance for the dental profession in Scotland. 'Drug Prescribing For Dentistry' aims to facilitate drug prescribing within primary care dental practice.
Registered dentists are legally entitled to prescribe anything from the BNF. However, dental prescribing within the NHS is restricted to those drugs contained in the 'List of Dental Preparations' in Dental Practitioners formulary. This information is contained within the body of the BNF.
Dentists should prescribe within their competence and adhere to guidance from their local formulary committees.
The following table details where there are substantial differences between LJF advice and SDCEP advice and where LJF advice should be followed.
||For advice on topical decongestants, follow the advice in the LJF section 12.2.2|
||Penciclovir not approved for use in NHS Lothian, aciclovir should be used instead.|
|Mucosal Ulceration and Inflammation
||The SDCEP advises amongst other options, the unlicensed use of doxycycline capsules as a mouthwash and beclometasone metered dose inhaler.|
Neither of these are approved for use in NHS Lothian, for these indications, and should not be prescribed.
||See LJF section 12.3.5 for advice on products to be used in Lothian.|