Infection prevention and control

Reducing aerosol in the practice

Reducing aerosol in the dental practice is now a main talking point across the industry.

Denplan invests £2m in PPE to help member dentists return to work safely

Denplan, part of Simplyhealth, has taken a significant step today to show its commitment to the long-term success of the dental profession and their ongoing support for member dentists in the UK, and...

Routine dentistry remains on hold

Routine dentistry remains on hold despite Boris Johnson's move towards easing the lockdown restrictions – as dental practitioners were named among the occupations with a high potential for exposure to...

Dentists will need to ‘push the reset button’ to rid the fear factor for patients post-lockdown

Dentists will need to push the reset button to rid the fear factor for patients due to COVID-19.

Dentists face race against time to deliver COVID-19 training

Dentists redeployed to England's urgent dental care centres are signing up to a new online resource to prepare for practice.

Dentists risking health with cheap masks, says fit test expert

A face fit tester is warning dental teams about the perils of counterfeit masks amid the coronavirus pandemic.

American dentists want COVID-19 testing kits before reopening

Dentists in the US are urging government to provide them with coronavirus tests before they reopen their practices.

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.