Infection Prevention and Control

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.

Supporting the dental profession throughout the second Covid-19 wave

The CDOs for the four nations – Tom Ferris (Scotland), Colette Bridgman (Wales), Michael Donaldson (Northern Ireland) and Sara Hurley (England) – have released a letter addressing the dental...

New BDA Covid-19 toolkits available for England, Wales and Scotland

The BDA has updated its online toolkits for England, Wales and Scotland to include the latest guidance from the recently revised standard operating procedures.

FDS welcomes new infection prevention and control guidance for UK dental settings

The Faculty of Dental Surgery at the Royal College of Surgeons of England has welcomed the publication of the Covid-19: infection prevention and control dental appendix, which provides updated...

FGDP (UK) and the College of General Dentistry issue updated Covid-19 guidance synopsis

The Faculty of General Dental Practice UK and the College of General Dentistry have published an updated synopsis of their guidance on the implications of Covid-19 for the safe management of general...

Take action this Stoptober

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.