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…
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.
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.
And Amber Ojak discusses how to communicate effectively with patients once practices reopen.
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 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.
Jason Wong has been appointed the new deputy CDO. He will work alongside Sara Hurley and share the role with Eric Rooney.
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 is already linked to numerous conditions. This week a study suggested it could even worsen gut inflammation and conditions such as Crohn’s disease.
On the flip side, pickles have been found to reduce the level of cavity-producing bacteria, leading to improved oral health.
Make sure you take a look at the latest webinars happening over on Dentistry Study Club. Next week we have:
- The Strong Teeth project: supporting dental teams to create preventive behaviour in children – with Peter Day, Kara Gray-Burrows, Lucy Rutter, Erin Giles and Amrit Bhatti – Tuesday 23 June at 19:00
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