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 hardest week so far’: one dentist’s experience of getting back to practice

A dentist has spoken out about his experience resuming face-to-face care – and said better communications would have helped to manage patient expectations

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.

Dental Protection offers support if unable to wear a fit-tested mask


Following a PPE shortage, Dental Protection is offering members its support, whether they are able to wear fit-tested masks or not.

Avoid overheating in full PPE – how dental teams can stay cool

As the weather starts to get warmer, new PPE requirements will start to increase the likelihood of heat stress and overheating

And Public Health England has pulled together some advice on staying cool this summer when wearing full PPE.

BAPD calls for resignation of England’s CDO Sara Hurley

The British Association of Private Dentistry (BAPD) is calling for the resignation of England's CDO in a rebuttal of her recent letter to MPs

In the meantime, the BAPD is singling out Sara Hurley as lacking authority and calling for the England CDO’s resignation.

How prepared is dentistry for a second COVID-19 wave?

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With healthcare leaders raising concerns over another coronavirus wave, we look at how prepared dentistry is to deal with a second COVID-19 spike.

10 steps back to practice after COVID-19

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:

The straight and narrow – orthodontics after COVID-19

straight and narrow COVID-19

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.

Good oral health boosts athletes’ sporting performance

Following simple oral health tips can lead to better performance among athletes, a new study has revealed

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.

Stars of Dentistry Online – Christian Coachman: Virtual lab, the future, now!

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.

Latest webinars

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

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