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Falkirk patients urged to contact their practice if they need urgent advice

Falkirk patients urged to contact their practice if they need urgent advice

NHS bosses in the Forth Valley have urged patients who need urgent advice to contact their local practices as normal. Practice staff will be on hand to provide advice over the phone and to offer online services. Following a telephone assessment, dentists will decide upon the best course of action, which may include recommending self-help […]


Irish dentists call for emergency centres to be opened during coronavirus crisis

Irish dentists call for emergency centres to be opened during coronavirus crisis

Irish dentists are calling for the government to open emergency centres to provide care for patients during the coronavirus crisis. The Irish Dental Association has urged ministers to ensure that patients who need urgent treatment are able to access it while practices are closed. Dental clinics all over the country have been advised to shut […]


England’s chief dental officer hosts webinar to provide information about COVID-19

England’s chief dental officer hosts webinar to provide information about COVID-19

Thousands of dental professionals tuned into a webinar hosted by England’s chief dental officer on Friday 3rd April. Dr Sara Hurley hosted the interactive session alongside Matt Neligan, director of primary care and system transformation. The aim was to provide up-to-date information about how the coronavirus crisis is impacting dental care and to answer questions […]


Sydney dentist shares dental hygiene tips to lower the risk of spreading coronavirus

Sydney dentist shares dental hygiene tips to lower the risk of spreading coronavirus

A dentist from Sydney has shared tips to promote good oral hygiene and reduce the spread of coronavirus. The message from health experts has focused primarily on ensuring good hand hygiene in recent weeks, but dentist Gamer Verdian is keen to encourage the public to practice dental hygiene measures at home too. Washing your hands […]


Bognor Regis dentist urges the government to provide clearer advice for dentists

Bognor Regis dentist urges the government to provide clearer advice for dentists

A Bognor Regis dentist has called for the government to provide clearer advice for dental professionals as the number of coronavirus cases continues to rise across the UK. Davinder Raju, lead clinical dentist at Dove Holistic Dental Centre, has urged ministers to clarify advice related to social distancing, as dentists worry about how they’re going […]


Manchester dental lab owner shares tips to help patients cope during the coronavirus crisis

Manchester dental lab owner shares tips to help patients cope during the coronavirus crisis

A Manchester dental laboratory owner has shared tips and advice to help patients cope during the coronavirus crisis. Chris Humphreys, owner of Manchester Dental Lab, has been answering questions in the local press to help dental patients get by at a time when practices have cancelled routine appointments.  Since the Prime Minister locked the country […]


Llandovery dentist issues warning over the impact of limited supplies of protective equipment

Llandovery dentist issues warning over the impact of limited supplies of protective equipment

A dentist from Llandovery has issued a stark warning over the potential impact of a shortage of PPE (personal protective equipment). Tom Bysouth, a member of the Welsh General Dental Practice Committee, said that the current situation is putting dentists under pressure. There is a lack of supplies, for example, face masks, at emergency dental […]


Dentists raise concerns over access to urgent care, as practices close

Dentists raise concerns over access to urgent care, as practices close

Dentists have raised concerns over access to urgent dental services, as practices have been advised to close to slow the spread of COVID-19. The British Dental Association reported that dentists are worried about being able to provide emergency care for their patients. Dentists were advised to cancel routine appointments, and many practices have shut to […]


Havant dentist to open for emergency appointments to reduce pressure on local hospital

Havant dentist to open for emergency appointments to reduce pressure on local hospital

A dentist from Havant is opening his private clinic for emergency appointments in a bid to reduce pressure on local hospital services.  Amir Moughadam, from the Prince George Dental Practice, is preparing to open for urgent appointments to prevent patients who need emergency treatment from visiting the Queen Alexandra Hospital.  Mr Moughadam is hoping that […]


Dentists to join other frontline NHS workers to boost staff numbers in new hospitals

Dentists to join other frontline NHS workers to boost staff numbers in new hospitals

An army of dental professionals is being assembled to boost staff numbers in new hospitals as part of a nationwide effort to fight the coronavirus pandemic. The chief dental officer, Sara Hurley suggested that dentists were being asked to help other frontline NHS workers tackle a rising tide of patients needing hospital treatment. One plan […]