Infection Prevention and Control

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Julie Deverick considers the role of the dental professionals in helping patients quit.

{my}dentist begins rollout of air filtration units across network

{my}dentist, the UK’s largest dental chain, is to invest in more than 2,500 air filtration units to reduce fallow time between dental appointments across its network.

Maintaining the safety of your dental practice

Richard Thomas, CEO of Curaprox UK, discusses how dental practices can ensure the safety of their staff and patients after reopening. Keeping practice surfaces clean and disinfected is paramount to...

Fact or fiction?

David Gibson discusses reducing the risks of airborne pathogens with air disinfection technology.

New guidance, new expectations

Rebecca Waters looks at the use of masks in routine practice.

EU disinfectant standards

Tim Sandle considers what they mean in practice.

Royally important tasks

A look into the infection prevention and control procedures necessary for practices when they reopen.

Dentists urge Public Health England to amend ‘unworkable’ PPE requirements

The British Association of Private Dentistry (BAPD) is calling on government to relax its stringent government COVID-19 guidelines.

Indemnifiers offer support for dental teams unable to wear fit-tested masks

Dentists can still call on dento-legal experts for help even if they are unable to wear a fit-tested FFP2 or FFP3 mask.

HSE safety alert issued against KN95 face masks

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) is warning against the use of KN95 face masks as Personal Protective Equipment (PPE).

British Endodontic Society calls for research on AGPs in dentistry with respect to COVID-19

The British Endodontic Society (BES) intends to fund new research in response to the current COVID-19 pandemic.

Dentist invents reusable COVID-19-protecting visor that’s ticking boxes for better patient care

A dentist who invented a new visor specifically designed to help colleagues during the coronavirus outbreak is hoping to begin shipping next month.