Anticoagulant & antiplatlelet drugs in dental patients

The Scottish Dental Clinical Effectiveness Programme  (SDCEP) has lauched its new guidance on the Management of Dental Patients Taking Anticoagulants or Antiplatelet Drugs.

The guidance provides recommendations and practical advice to inform bleeding risk assessment and decision making for the treatment of this patient group. Information about the newer generation anticoagulants and antiplatelet drugs as well as the more established medications is included.

The guidance is aimed primarily at dentists, hygienists and therapists in primary care dental practice and will also be of relevance to the secondary care dental service, those involved in dental education and undergraduate trainees.

Further information is available on the SDCEP website

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