Management of dental patients taking anticoagulants or antiplatelet drugs

Scottish Dental Clinical Effectiveness Programme
Scottish Dental Clinical Effectiveness Programme (SDCEP)
Publication date:
01 August 2015


This 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.

it 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.