Martin Addy

Martin Addy

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How COVID-19 testing could improve research into oral care interventions

Professor Martin Addy and Professor Robert Newcombe discuss how research into the impact of oral care interventions could be incorporated into COVID-19 testing. COVID-19 is a respiratory infection caused by a member of the coronavirus family of viruses, SARS-CoV-2. Infections rapidly reached pandemic proportions, with high levels of morbidity and significant mortality in all populations, … Continued

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Is there a link between COVID-19 and oral hygiene?

Professor Martin Addy and Dr Victoria Sampson look at the connection between good oral hygiene practices and COVID-19.  A recent review (Sampson, Kamona and Sampson (2020) Could there be a link between oral hygiene and the severity of SARS-CoV-2 infections? BDJ 228: 12: 971) reminds the healthcare professions that oral micro-organisms can complicate viral respiratory tract infections, including … Continued

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Coming out of lockdown: informing the public and patients

Martin Addy, emeritus professor in dentistry and Liam Addy, consultant in restorative dentistry, look at how dental teams can keep the public informed as the country edges out of lockdown. As the hope for easing of lockdown across dentistry approaches, dental teams in practices, clinics, hospitals and schools will prepare for a return to a … Continued

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Denture hygiene reminders could help to slow COVID-19

Professor Martin Addy talks about ways dental teams can reemphasise hygiene messages to protect the vulnerable from COVID-19. Few people, if any, have experienced anything similar to the UK measures helping to stop COVID-19. These measures are based on sound scientific advice and include: hand washing, staying at home, social distancing, for example. The basis … Continued

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