About this guidance

The second edition of SDCEP's Prevention and Management of Dental Caries in Children guidance, and accompanying Guidance in Brief,  were published in 2018.

The information in this site is drawn mainly from the Guidance in Brief, with supplementary material from the full guidance where necessary.

For a full appreciation of the recommendations and further advice on following them, refer to the full guidance.

Both the full guidance and the Guidance in Brief are available to download from the SDCEP website.

The guidance is directed towards all members of the primary care dental team involved in providing oral health care for children in general practice and the Public Dental Service or Community Dental Service. This includes trainees and qualified dentists, dental hygienists, dental therapists, dental nurses, dental health support workers and oral health educators. It is also of relevance to the Hospital Dental Service, dental educationalists and those involved in dental and wider public health.