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 May 2018

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

    SDPBRN 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.
  • QI (Research)

    Under the new arrangements for Quality Improvement (QI) activities, participation in many dental research projects will be eligible for up to five hours QI (Research) activity in each three-year QI cycle. QI (Research) 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

Have Your Say – Help Shape the Future of Oral and Dental Health Research

16th October 2018

James Lind Alliance Oral and Dental Health Priority Setting Partnership Last year the Oral and Dental Health Priority Setting Partnership asked patients, carers and health care professionals and members of the public to tell us what questions they wanted research to answer on oral and dental health to keep people’s mouths, teeth and gums healthy.… Read More

Amendment No. 139 to the Statement of Dental Remuneration SDR

15th October 2018

A new amendment to the Statement of Dental Remuneration (SDR)  has now been released Memorandum PCA(D)(2018)12.  The memorandum advises of  increases in the fee scale, prior approval levels, vocational trainee salary and GDP allowance cap. The revised fee scale come into force on the 1st November 2018. The maximum patient charge remains at £384. Amendment… Read More