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…


As coronavirus continues to spread, the dental industry has been thrown into question

The coronavirus is quickly grinding the UK to a halt. As things change and as the government announces new measures, we’ll do our best to bring you the latest updates and how they will impact dentistry.

Non-urgent treatment to stop

England's CDO, Sara Hurley, has issued a number of changes in response to the coronavirus lockdown

Earlier this week, England’s CDO caught up with the rest of the home countries, giving her advice to dental practices on the coronavirus outbreak. She, along with the BDA, says all non-urgent treatment should now stop until told otherwise.

GDC introduces ‘flexible approach’

The GDC has relaxed its approach as the UK declares coronavirus lockdown

During this unprecedented time, the GDC has also relaxed its expectations, saying it will take a ‘flexible approach where possible’. Although it suggests dentists remain up to date with their CPD remotely.

Your stories



We’ve been reaching out to the profession to hear your stories during the crisis and find out how you and your practices have reacted. The Singing Dentist has also released his own parody to help lighten the mood a little too.

Children’s tooth decay rates

One in four five year olds experience tooth decay, according to new PHE data

Elsewhere, Public Health England data showed 23% of five-year-olds show signs of tooth decay. A lack of improvement since 2017 has provoked the Oral Health Foundation to put its voice behind the water fluoridation movement.

The aligner expert

using social media to promote a dental practice

Deepa Vakil, aka ‘The aligner expert’, is now contributing a regular monthly article to where she will keep us all up to date on the latest advances with aligners. In her first column she discusses the use of social media.

90 seconds with…

And finally, this week’s 90 seconds with… comes from Bhavin Patel, with one of the strangest experiences in dentistry we’ve ever heard of.

Cashflow has never been more important.

Rangewell are’s official access to finance partner throughout the COVID-19 crisis.

Rangewell’s free service and direct access to the high street banks as well as specialist lenders means they can help with every type of business finance. Click here or call 020 3936 8877 for more information.

Catch up on last week’s news here.

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