Infection Prevention and Control

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.

Face masks – is your dental team protected?

With many dental surgeries about to resume work, companies have had plenty of enquiries about masks and mask fit testing services, says Janis Baugh.

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...