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The Translation Research in a Dental Setting (TRiaDS) Programme operates as part of the Clinical Effectiveness Workstream, within NHS Education for Scotland‘s Dental Directorate, 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 the other four Clinical Effectiveness Workstream programmes: SDCEP; the Scottish Dental Practice Based Research Network (SDPBRN); the Quality Improvement in Practice Training (QIiPT) team; and the Scottish Dental Postgraduate Fellowship (SDPF).

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

  • Dental Clinical Effectiveness Newsletter May 2018

    Read the latest Dental Clinical Effectiveness Newsletter
  • General Data Protection Regulations - privacy notice update

    TRiaDS operates within NHS Education for Scotland (NES). Although no information is collected through this website, see our updated privacy and data protection notice on how NES manages personally identifiable information.
  • 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.

Latest Scottish Dental News

Amendment No. 138 to Statement of Dental Remuneration SDR

15th June 2018

A new amendment to the Statement of Dental Remuneration (SDR) has now been released. Memorandum PCA(D)(2018)8)  advises of new arrangements relating to the phasing down of dental amalgam and outlines changes being brought into affect in amendment No. 138 to the SDR. Amendment No 138 to the SDR can be downloaded from our SDR page.     Read More

SDCEP – Restricting the Use of Dental Amalgam in Specific Patient Groups

14th June 2018

From the 1 July 2018 new environmental restrictions on dental amalgam use are applicable in UK law. After this date, the use of dental amalgam for treatment in patients under 15 years old, in pregnant or breastfeeding patients or for primary teeth in any patient will only be allowed where deemed strictly necessary by the… Read More