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…

Urgent dental care centres shut as NHS refuses funding

Urgent dental care centres shutting due to NHS payments

Yesterday we found out that urgent dental care centres are shutting down as the NHS refuses to provide any extra funding. Speaking anonymously, one dentist tells us dental practices cannot ‘personally fund an NHS service’.

CDO webinar reveals routine dentistry unlikely to return before end of June

Sara Hurley hosted another coronavirus webinar last week aimed at answering dental industry questions

Last week Sara Hurley, CDO for England, hosted her second webinar for the profession. This time she revealed routine dentistry is unlikely to return before the end of June.

What dentistry will look like after COVID-19

open sign after COVID-19

Following on from this, Julian Perry has produced a document showing what dental practices might look like after COVID-19 passes.

COVID-19 – candour, censorship, conspiracy or compromise again?

is there a conspiracy theory during COVID-19

But Tony Kilcoyne questions whether the government is being totally candid with the public about everything that’s going on.

Dentist Tony Jacobs thanks NHS staff for saving his life after contracting COVID-19

Tony Jacobs after contracting COVID-19

This week we also heard the good news that dentist, Tony Jacobs, is recovering after spending three weeks in intensive care after contracting COVID-19.

COVID-19: life as a dentist working in an Amazon warehouse

A dentist has spoken of his experience working in an Amazon warehouse during the coronavirus lockdown

And Lincoln Hirst, practice principal, tells his story of getting a job as an Amazon warehouse employee during lockdown.

French dentists pose naked to protest against lack of PPE

French dentists have staged a naked protest against the lack of PPE they have access to amid the coronavirus crisis

French dentists are staging a unique protest against their government. Dentists are posing naked for pictures in their practices after being ordered to return to work, despite a shortage of PPE.

The day we took NHSE to court


One of our long reads this week comes from Ronuk Vasant and how he and three other dentists took NHSE to court, and won!

Researchers create mouthguard that reveals early signs of tooth decay

Researchers have developed a mouthguard that detects early signs of tooth decay and periodontitis

And finally, researchers believe they have created a mouthguard that shows the early signs of tooth decay and periodontitis.

Latest webinars

Make sure you take a look at the latest webinars happening over on Dentistry Study Club. Next week we have:

Cashflow has never been more important.

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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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