Special Care Guidelines and Standards

All Wales Special Interest Groups  Guidelines :

Domiciliary Dental Care

Dysphagia Guidelines and resources

Oral Nutritional Supplementation Guidelines ( 2009)

Mouth Care for people with Parkinson’ s Disease


The Special Care Dentistry Managed Clinical Networks also produce  referral and clinical pathway documentation relating to  special care patients .

View the separate ( SE Wales, SW Wales, and  N Wales & Powys ) pages




The British Society of Gerodontology has developed a comprehensive resource pack which pulls together

multiple guideline, fact sheets, and protocols relating to oral care and disability.

This is a recommended resource : Click on image/text below :

British Soc. Gerodontology -Resource Pack     

Master Pack SCD Resources







Other guidelines of relevance to special dental care


New guidance (2015) Dental patients taking anticoagulants or antiplatelet drugs


Beyond warfarin: the new generation of oral anticoagulants : dabigatran-oral-surg-oral-med-2012.

Domicilary Dental Care


Guidelines for dental treatment of patients with inherited bleeding disorders( SE Wales MCN in SCD 2017)

Dental Treatmentof patients with inherited bleeding disorders Consensus Statement 2011   (Australian Haemophilia Centre Directors Group)

Infective endocarditis

NICE Guidance (Updated 2016)

and associated documentation :

SDCEP  Implementation advice   (2018)

Medication Related Osteonecrosis of the Jaw

Updated 2017 – Scottish Dental Clinical Effectiveness Programme

Oral Nutritional Supplements   

All Wales Special Interest Group – Guidance & Resources  (2009)

Saliva/dry Mouth

Guidance saliva substitutes (2015)

Sedation  in dentistry

Welsh Government  -Service Standards for Conscious Sedation in a dental setting

Conscious Sedation in Dentistry -SDCEP 2017 Guidance

Standards – Intercollegiate Advisory Committee for Sedation in Dentistry (2015)


Guidance– Primary Adrenal Insufficiency

Review – Patients  on long term steroids