Infection Prevention and Control

England's urgent dental care hubs facing PPE shortages and fit testing delays with some dentists resorting to scuba masks

A poll of dentists staffing the emerging network of urgent care centres suggests a third of sites in England remain inactive, with more than half reporting that their operational status is being...

Dental lab makes 100,000 free face masks ‘to protect frontline heroes’

A dental laboratory is making free face masks for medical staff on the frontline of the coronavirus pandemic.  

Dentists urged to return oxygen supplies to minimise risk of a shortage

An appeal has gone out to dentists to return unused supplies of bottled oxygen to help avert possible shortages in hospitals.

Frontline dentist donates PPE to NHS hospital workers

A dentist has donated thousands of pounds worth of personal protective equipment to help ensure the safety of NHS workers on the frontline.

COVID-19 support package for dentists launches

Frank Taylor & Associates (FTA) has put together a COVID-19 support package to help ease dentists out of the on-going coronavirus pandemic.

PPE: dentists need access to the 'best available kit'

Dentists and dental hygienists and therapists have joined a chorus of organisations calling on the government to provide all healthcare workers with the correct personal protection equipment (PPE) to...

10,000 tune in to chief dental officer’s COVID-19 webinar

More than 10,000 people signed up to watch Chief Dental Officer for England Sara Hurley’s webinar address to the dental profession on Friday evening.

Covid-19 update: PPE and mixed practice financial support

There have been new developments in government ruling on financial support for practices and its guidelines on infection control.

Public told to sterilise toothbrushes to stop Covid-19 spreading

A dental charity is calling on the public to sterilise their toothbrushes in a bid to halt the spread of Covid-19.  

Coming clean about sanitisers

During recent weeks it has become distressingly apparent that there is a high level of confusion amongst the general public about which sanitising products are effective against coronavirus. Posts on...

Saniswiss promotes protection against viruses

The Switzerland-based hygiene solutions company has recommended a number of products to help stop the spread of viruses, including the one involved in the current Coronavirus outbreak.

Compliance at Cardiff Convention

One of Britain’s leading specialists in dental decontamination and cross-infection control, Aura Infection Control, will be on hand at this month’s Cardiff Dentistry Show.