Welcome

The Scottish Dental Practice Based Research Network (SDPBRN) operates as part of the Clinical Effectiveness Workstream within NHS Education for Scotland‘s Dental Directorate. The aim of SDPBRN is to promote the implementation of evidence-based practice in Scotland through the partnership and participation of all providers of primary dental care in the conduct of high quality research and the dissemination of the increasing body of evidence relevant to dental primary care.

SDPBRN works in partnership with the other four Clinical Effectiveness Workstream programmes:

SDPBRN is funded by NHS Education for Scotland and supported by the School of Dentistry,  University of Dundee; the University of Glasgow Dental School; and the Edinburgh Dental Institute, University of Edinburgh.

Please browse our site to learn more about SDPBRN, how we work and the projects undertaken.

Highlights

  • Dental Clinical Effectiveness Newsletter April 2017

    Read the latest Dental Clinical Effectiveness Newsletter
  • Audit

    Under the new arrangements for clinical audit, participation in many dental research projects will be eligible for up to five hours audit credit in each three year clinical audit cycle. Dental research audit hours will be administered by SDPBRN via the NHS Education for Scotland Portal.
  • Combined Practice Inspection

    The Combined Practice Inspection (CPI) for dental practices in Scotland was first introduced in January 2013. SDPBRN assisted in the piloting of the CPI and in the process of reviewing and updating the current CPI.
  • Become a Rapid Evaluation Practitioner (REP)

    Use your expertise to inform important aspects of practice and policy by becoming an SDPBRN Rapid Evaluation Practitioner (REP). Find out more.
  • Developing an Oral Health Information System in Scotland

    SDPBRN 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

General Dental Services Amendment regulations and SDR amendment No. 136

19th October 2017

This Memorandum  (PCA(D)(2017)6 advises dentists and dental bodies corporate of the introduction of the NHS (General Dental Services) (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2017. It also advises of the publication of an amendment, Amendment No 136, to the Statement of Dental Remuneration. Download a copy of the memo  here Read More

Childsmile Symposium 2018 – Save the date!

18th October 2017

The next  Childsmile Evaluation Symposium will be held at:- The Golden Jubilee Conference Hotel on Tuesday 23rd January  2018 Further details about the programme and registration process will disseminated later. Read More