About this guidance

SDCEP's Prevention and Treatment of Periodontal Diseases in Primary Care guidance, and accompanying Guidance in Brief, were published in 2014.

Here is a link to the full guidance.

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.

This guidance is designed for use by all clinicians who are involved in the prevention and treatment of periodontal diseases in primary care. These include dentists, dental therapists, dental hygienists and oral health educators in general dental practice, and the public dental service. The guidance is also of relevance to the hospital dental service, those involved in dental education and undergraduate trainees. General medical practitioners and medical specialists such as diabetologists and diabetic nurses will also find parts of the guidance relevant.