COVID-19: latest guidance for Scotland

Last updated: 23 July, 2020

Health Protection Scotland

The latest guidance for dental teams is available from the Health Protection Scotland website.

Office of Chief Dental Officer Scotland

On 18 June, a letter from CDO Scotland confirmed that all dental practices in Scotland were able to open from 22 June for urgent, non-aerosal care. 

On 15 June, the Office of the Chief Dental Officer Scotland issued details of the remobilisation of NHS Dental Services providing further guidance on the requirements of NHS Boards for Phase 1 (expansion of urgent dental centres) and Phase 2 (the standing up of dental practices initially to see urgent patients for non-aerosol generating procedure (AGP) care).

Scottish Dental Clinical Effectiveness Programme (SDCEP)

To support practitioners working in primary dental care, the Scottish Dental Clinical Effectiveness Programme (SDCEP) has developed a Practice Recovery toolkit which includes a guide and associated implementation tools. 

Healthcare Improvement Scotland

Healthcare Improvement Scotland has produced guidance for independent dental care providers about the phased reopening of services, alongside a letter from the Chief Dental Officer and Acting Chief Medical Officer Scotland.

You can find more information from Healthcare Improvement Scotland on their website.