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…

‘Dentistry’s been betrayed’

A poll carried out by the BDA shows more than 70% of private practices report they will not survive for longer than three months

BDA research showed more than 20% of practices are facing imminent closure due to the lockdown. Here we get your thoughts on how your practices are getting through the crisis.

Life as an urgent dental care dentist

dentist getting ready for urgent dental care

Many dentists are also going out of their way to help during the outbreak. Some dental practices are opening as urgent dental care centres, we spoke to one anonymous dentist about what life is like in one of these practices. Others are on the frontline working in hospitals, with stories of some dentists helping to deliver babies.

Dental nurse dies after being diagnosed with coronavirus

A dental nurse has died after being diagnosed with coronavirus

We also received a reminder, if ever we needed it, of how dangerous this outbreak is. This week saw the tragic news of a dental nurse passing away after being diagnosed with COVID-19. Our thoughts go out to her friends and family.

Thousands log on for first ever Online CPD Dentistry Show

FMC continues to do its bit to help the profession and, thanks to Oral-B, ran the first ever Online CPD Dentistry Show offering delegates nine hours of ECPD. Profits from the event will go to the NHS and the great work it is doing during the coronavirus crisis.

How to stay productive at home – ideas from your favourite health influencers

Dr Denzel pulled together this video on how we can all stay productive at home during this time. Luke Thorley, with the help of a number of colleagues, launched the British Association of Private Dentistry after reports of patients turning to DIY dentistry.

How might this global pandemic shape the future of dentistry?


Looking to the future, Imogen Wood questions how COVID-19 might shape the future of dentistry.

Study helps to identify why sweeteners do not satisfy sugar cravings

New research has shed light on why sweeteners are never truly successful in mimicking sugar

And finally, away from the coronavirus, new research shows us why sweeteners will never truly mimic sugar.

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.

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