Dental news you’ve missed this week

Missed out on this week’s dental news? No problem, here’s what happened over the past seven days…



We’re currently in the middle of a coronavirus pandemic. Things are moving so quickly it’s becoming a struggle to keep up and work out how these changes impact the profession. And, as the virus continues to spread, we found out that four out of the five most ‘at risk’ jobs are dental related.

Coronavirus advice from the UK’s CDOs

The CDOs for England, Scotland and Wales have issued advice in light of coronavirus

Following on from the confusion we’ve provided you with the latest advice from each of the CDOs across the UK.


dental practice lacking leadership

Dentists have been reaching out to us to give their opinion on how the government is dealing with the spread of the virus. Jeff Sherer says the profession needs ‘true leadership’ during the crisis, while Neel Kothari says everybody is suffering at the moment.

Coronavirus advice

NHS England released a series of recommendations to help dental professionals tackle coronavirus

We’ve produced some guidance on the coronavirus for dentists and dental professionals, with commentary from key opinion leaders around the profession. You can see everything dental professionals need to know about the coronavirus here, and find out what the potential financial impact the COVID-19 will have on the profession here.

Exhibitions postponed

FMC event

FMC has also made the move to postpone the dates of its leading exhibitions. This is to help protect the wellbeing of attendees, exhibitors, speakers and sponsors.

World Oral Health Day

The UK ranks highest with just over half of parents indicating they restrict sugar levels

Elsewhere, it’s World Oral Health Day today. We were greeted with the news that UK parents are the best for limiting the amount of sugary foods and drinks their children consume. This is not only good for kid’s oral health, but also children obesity figures.

90 seconds with…

And finally, this week’s 90 seconds with… comes from John Makin, as he discusses his strangest experience in dentistry and ambitions for the future.

Catch up on last week’s news here.

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