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…

Black Lives Matter – experiences from the dental profession

Black Lives Matter and dentistry

The #blacklivesmatter movement is gathering more attention and momentum across the world. But is racism felt in dentistry? We spoke to three dental professionals this week to hear their experiences.

A changing landscape – how one dental group acclimatised to COVID-19

Dr Zuber Bagasi, of Synergy Dental Group, discusses how the practices navigated their way through the COVID-19 lockdown

Coronavirus is still hitting the headlines as the UK reduces its COVID-19 alert level. Zuber Bagasi tells his story of how Synergy Dental Group navigated its way through the COVID-19 lockdown.

How do we tackle communication effectively with patients after COVID-19

Communication after COVID-19

And Amber Ojak discusses how to communicate effectively with patients once practices reopen.

BAPD urges government to reconsider PPE requirements for dentistry

The British Association of Private Dentistry (BAPD) is urging the government to change its guidance on PPE and fallow time

The BAPD has written another open letter, this time to PHE. It’s urging a change in guidance on PPE and fallow time, arguing this is having a ‘detrimental effect on the standards of achievable dental care’.

Jeremy Hunt promises to reopen inquiry into dentistry

Jeremy Hunt reopens inquiry into dentistry

Jeremy Hunt this week promised a reopening of the inquiry by the Health and Social Care Committee into dentistry, after it was closed by the general election. The BDA welcomed the move suggesting the current pandemic has had ‘catastrophic’ effects on the nation’s oral health.

CDO Sara Hurley announces appointment of new deputy

The chief dental officer and NHS England have announced the appointment of a new deputy

Jason Wong has been appointed the new deputy CDO. He will work alongside Sara Hurley and share the role with Eric Rooney.

Loneliness makes it harder to quit smoking, research reveals

A study found evidence to show loneliness makes it harder to quit smoking

New research shows loneliness leads to an increased likelihood of smoking and makes it harder to quit. A Yougov tracker also shows that more than two million people across the UK were smoking before the COVID-19 lockdown.

Poor oral health could worsen Crohn’s disease, study shows

Oral health could worsen gut inflammation and conditions such as Crohn's disease, a new study has suggested

Poor oral health is already linked to numerous conditions. This week a study suggested it could even worsen gut inflammation and conditions such as Crohn’s disease.

Pickles can help to prevent tooth decay, study finds

Pickles can help to reduce the level of cavity-producing bacteria and lead to better oral health, it has been suggested

On the flip side, pickles have been found to reduce the level of cavity-producing bacteria, leading to improved oral health.

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