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The Translation Research in a Dental Setting (TRiaDS) Programme operates within NHS Education for Scotland to support the translation of knowledge into practice. TRiaDS is a multidisciplinary research collaboration embedded within the Scottish Dental Clinical Effectiveness Programme (SDCEP) guidance development process.  TRiaDS aims to develop and evaluate the implementation of strategies to improve the knowledge to practice gap in primary care dentistry in Scotland.

To develop and test interventions to enhance the translation of guidance recommendations into practice, TRiaDS works in partnership with SDCEP and the Scottish Dental Practice Based Research Network (SDPBRN).

Drawing on experience gained in applying this approach within dental practice, the TRiaDS methodology is now being applied within optometry and pharmacy.

Please browse our site to learn more about the TRiaDS collaboration, methodology and projects undertaken.

Highlights

  • NICE Accreditation of SDCEP Guidance Process

    NICE has accredited the process used by the Scottish Dental Clinical Effectiveness Programme to produce Dental Clinical Guidance. TRiaDS' close partnership with SDCEP played a crucial role in achieving NICE accreditation.
  • Reducing Antibiotic Prescribing in Dentistry (RAPiD)

    Find out more about RAPiD (Reducing Antibiotic Prescribing in Dentistry), a national randomised controlled trial aimed at reducing antibiotic prescribing by primary care dentists in Scotland.
  • Prevention and Treatment of Periodontal Diseases in Primary Care

    Find out more about how TRiaDS is working to implement this guidance published by SDCEP
  • Practice Support Manual

    The Practice Support Manual is a website developed by SDCEP to support dental practice management.
    Recent additions include: Management of Sharps, Protecting Vulnerable Groups, Medical Emergencies Procedure Template
    Recent amendments include: Health Clearance and Immunisation
  • Developing an Oral Health Information System in Scotland

    SDCEP Practice Based Research Network has carried out a pilot study to investigate the feasibility of gathering epidemiological oral health information in dental practices and is currently working with the SGHD Adult Dental Health Survey Working Group to take forward wider implementation of this initiative in primary care practice.

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