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 return of dentistry hasn’t exactly been smooth sailing. In fact one dentist tells us it’s been ‘the hardest week so far’. We’ve included some of your stories as dental practices return.
Following a PPE shortage, Dental Protection is offering members its support, whether they are able to wear fit-tested masks or not.
And Public Health England has pulled together some advice on staying cool this summer when wearing full PPE.
In the meantime, the BAPD is singling out Sara Hurley as lacking authority and calling for the England CDO’s resignation.
With healthcare leaders raising concerns over another coronavirus wave, we look at how prepared dentistry is to deal with a second COVID-19 spike.
To help with a smooth return, we’re pulling together a 10 steps back to practice after COVID-19 series. Leaders around the profession will touch on 10 separate areas practices might want to consider. This week:
- Melissa Taylor talks about staff training dental teams may require
- Laura Horton explains how to encourage patients back to the practice.
As part of a new monthly column, Emma Laing will give us ‘The straight and narrow‘ discussing all things orthodontics and aligners. In her first article she looks at how orthodontics might change following the lockdown.
Many patients may have taken up various different exercise routines during lockdown. If they’re constantly trying to beat Strava times it’s worth noting a recent study that found good oral health boosts athletes’ sporting performances.
And finally, we’re looking back at the award-winning Stars of Dentistry and publishing some of the past star’s lectures online, completely free! This week you can see Christian Coachman’s full Stars of Dentistry lecture.
Make sure you take a look at the latest webinars happening over on Dentistry Study Club. Next week we have:
- The minimally invasive management of class II carious lesions – with Louis Mackenzie – Tuesday 30 June at 19:00
- Return to practice – advancing instrument decontamination – with Fiona Collins – Thursday 2 July at 19:00.
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