Infection Prevention and Control

Minor change to dentistry’s IPC guidance

Sara Hurley, chief dental officer England, has recently provided a new NHS dentistry and oral health update, where there has been a minor change to IPC guidance.

Your NHS dentistry and oral health update

Sara Hurley, chief dental officer England, and Ed Waller, director of primary care NHS England, have recently provided an update regarding self-isolation policies and retuning to work for those who...

Dentists in Northern Ireland considering pulling NHS Services

A number of dentists in Northern Ireland are considering pulling out of providing NHS dental care, as the continuation of Covid-19 restrictions have created a system that is “not viable”.

MDDUS comment on the continued use of face masks in healthcare settings after July 19

Stephen Henderson, MDDUS head of dental, comments on the continued use of mask masks in healthcare settings after July 19.

Up-to-date training

A look at one practice’s infection prevention and control CPD journey.

Infection control in uncertain times

The coronavirus pandemic has introduced a number of challenges for dental practices. Not only did many practices close for a period of time during the first national lockdown, but with ever-changing...

Reducing the aerosol transmission risk

Jayson Cook explains how you can reduce the Covid-19 aerosol transmission risk and cut fallow time.

Coronavirus spread during dental procedures could be reduced with slower drill rotation

Researchers from Imperial College London and King’s College London have found that careful selection and operation of dental drills can minimise the spread of Covid-19 through aerosols.

Is your handpiece contaminated?

A look at how disinfection and decontamination relates to dental handpieces.

Adapting to the new normal

Eschmann speaks to Zoe Pollard, spa manager and treatment coordinator at Black Swan Dental Spa, about how infection control protocols have changed in practice as a response to the pandemic.

Efficient air purification

It seems obvious that pollutants outdoors are detrimental to our health and are best to be avoided where possible, but how often do we stop to think about the quality of our indoor air? Air quality is...

Covid-19 antibody test designed for use by dentists released

Oral healthcare manufacturer Curaden is releasing a coronavirus antibody rapid test suitable for the dental profession – the BioSURE Covid-19 IgA, IgC & IgM Antibody cassette test.