Infection Prevention and Control

Covid-19 management in the dental setting

The outbreak of Covid-19 has affected many aspects of our lives over the past year. Our health and wellbeing have been thrust to the forefront as a result, with the majority of the population taking...

An NHS update from Sara Hurley and Ed Waller

Sara Hurley, chief dental officer England, and Ed Waller, director of primary care NHS England, have released a new update regarding isolation guidance for NHS workers.

A Contactless World

Even before the world changed with Covid-19, the use of contactless technology had been on a gradual rise.

Make your infection control more efficient

What can you do to streamline infection control and reclaim this time? One key way is to look at the infection control systems you’re currently using in practice and see if there are any ways to...

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.