Peter McCallum takes a look at a challenging 2020 and what the world of orthodontics could expect to come.
I would not be the first to make the point that 2020 has been unusual! Let’s be blunt – it has pretty much been all about Covid-19. The situation is still fluid at the time of writing but it does seem that it will change the landscape of dentistry and orthodontics, as with so many other aspects of life.
As the crisis broke, back in March, the BOS was proactive and issued guidance to its members ahead of other regulatory bodies, advising against providing patient care at the time before the announcement of lockdown. The BOS’ aim is to promote the study and practice of orthodontics – in doing so, it seeks to improve the quality of medical care for the benefit of patients. It was with this in mind that it moved quickly to get key messages out to patients. The organisation is indeed lucky that so many of its board and committee members stepped up to provide patient and provider information and advice at very short notice.