eDental

eDental payment and approval modernisation was introduced for NHS dentistry in Scotland in 2017 to align general dental services to the national eHealth strategies.

This replaces the existing Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) service to deliver a range of improvements around clinical decision-making, patient and practitioner experience, risk management, operational efficiency and financial governance.

The streamlined and improved payment processes will reduce errors, provide electronic communications and increase data quality where possible. It will also introduce electronic prior approval for practices whether or not they have a dental practice management system. This will also offer the ability to upload electronic attachments, such as radiographs. Updates on the project can be found in the latest news item

How to get set up for eDental

There are a number of options and steps to move to the eDental system.

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Guidance

A range of guidance is available for eDental payments. 

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Practice Management System suppliers

Development and rollout timescales for existing practice management systems.

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