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Wanted: General Dental Practitioners for important three-year research trial

15 December, 2022 / editorial

Dentists across Scotland and England are currently being offered the opportunity to help shape the future of dentistry by signing up to take part in an interesting research trial of Selective Caries Removal
in Permanent Teeth (SCRiPT).

The NIHR SCRiPT logo

It will compare the clinical and cost-effectiveness of Selective Caries Removal (SCR) with Complete/conventional Caries Removal (CCR) in permanent posterior teeth.

The NHS National Institute for Health Research Health Technology Assessment (NIHR HTA) programme has commissioned a collaborative team from the Universities of Dundee, Aberdeen, Glasgow, Kingís College London, Sheffield and NHS Education for Scotland to conduct the research.

The trial started in June 2019 and participant recruitment is ongoing. A total of 623 patients will be recruited from around 65 general dental practices (about nine patients recruited by each dentist) and will be followed up for three years.

Remote training with CPD will be provided and payments of up to £2,000 from the research grant, and other support of up to £1,200, are available over the period of the trial, with no impact on NHS fees or charges for private treatment.

If you have NHS patients and would like to join the trial or hear more about it, please email: 

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