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

Opportunity to participate in eDelphi Study to develop core outcomes set for caries treatment interventions?

28th June 2018

A team of researchers from the University of Dundee are conducting a consensus study to identify core outcomes when assessing the effects of  treatment interventions for managing carious lesions. The consensus study contributes to the international Core Outcome Measures in Effectiveness Trials initiative, which attempts to bring together patients, clinicians and researchers to identify which outcomes… Read More

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