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Dentistry

Areas of Education

We provide guidance and resources on a number of different areas of education which cover the whole dental team

Our Priority Group workstream delivers training to support the national oral health improvement programmes; Childsmile, Caring for Smiles, Smile4Life.

The Clinical Effectiveness workstream is responsible for the Scottish Dental Clinical Effectiveness Programme (SDCEP) and Infection Control and Decontamination. 
Decontamination training is delivered in a variety of formats and is aligned with the national Healthcare Acquired Infection training and is available to all members of the dental team.

Professional Development workstream is responsible for Continuing Professional Development (CPD), Clinical Audit, Mandatory Training, Training Revision and Mentoring Support (TRaMS), Returning to Work training and Keeping in Touch Scheme (KITS).

Through its five sites, the Dental Care Professional workstream delivers SVQ and PDA awards for pre-qualification Dental Nurses (DNs). There is also a range of HN Units and PDAs for registered DNs and other members of the dental team, including practice receptionists and managers.