Free Dental Companion app

A NEW Dental Companion app has been launched by The Scottish Dental Clinical Effectiveness Programme (SDCEP), offering a convenient means of accessing evidence-based dental clinical guidance.

The Dental Companion presents four diverse guidance 'toolkits' based on the SDCEP publications:

  • Prevention and Treatment of Periodontal Diseases in Primary Care
  • Management of Dental Patients Taking Anticoagulants or Antiplatelet Drugs
  • Oral Health Management of Patients at Risk of Medication-related Osteonecrosis of the Jaw
  • Prevention and Management of Dental Caries in Children.

Each toolkit includes the key recommendations from the full published guidance, along with supporting tools such as flowcharts and links to patient information.

The SDCEP says its Dental Companion is suitable for dental professionals working in primary and secondary care dental practice, those involved in dental education and undergraduate trainees. A desktop version is also available.

The app can be downloaded free on Google Play or the Apple App Store and the desktop version can be accessed at on the SDCEP website.