Posts Tagged ‘PPE’

Local councillors meet with public health representatives to discuss dentistry in Bradford

Local councillors meet with public health representatives to discuss dentistry in Bradford

Local councillors have met with representatives from public health bodies to discuss the future of dental services in Bradford. At a meeting of the council’s Health and Social Care Overview and Scrutiny Committee, dentistry was one of the most pressing subjects on the agenda. Emma Wilson, from NHS England, provided an update on practices reopening […]


Check-ups resume for Isle of Man dental patients

Check-ups resume for Isle of Man dental patients

Dental patients on the Isle of Man can now book a routine check-up. Dental practices were allowed to reopen on the 15th June, but initially, general, non-emergency dental services like check-ups were not available. Teams prioritised urgent cases, but now, patients are able to make an appointment for a routine examination.  The island has not […]


Chichester dentist praises new Covid-secure ways of working

Chichester dentist praises new Covid-secure ways of working

A dentist from Chichester has praised new Covid-secure ways of working, stressing that the measures introduced to reduce infection have been working “really well.” Roger Scholes, from Market House Dental Practice, explained that the new systems that have been introduced to minimise contact have actually increased efficiency and benefited patients and staff. To reduce social […]


York dentist warns of huge backlogs following lockdown

York dentist warns of huge backlogs following lockdown

The British Dental Association’s representative for York, Mark Green, has warned that it could take months, even years, to clear the backlog of patients created by the Coronavirus lockdown. Mr Green suggested that there is already a lengthy waiting list for patients who need treatment. These are people who require treatment, but aren’t in need […]


Northern Irish dentists set to offer routine dental services from June 29th

Northern Irish dentists set to offer routine dental services from June 29th

Dentists in Northern Ireland are set to start offering routine dental services from June 29th, the British Dental Association has confirmed.  The BDA has revealed that the phased restoration of services will move into the next stage from the end of June, with patients able to access non-urgent care for the first time since the […]


NHS Wales unveils plans to introduce more dental services from 1st July

NHS Wales unveils plans to introduce more dental services from 1st July

The chief executive of NHS Wales has unveiled plans to provide a wider range of dental services from the 1st July. Dr Andrew Goodall confirmed that many patients who have experienced pain and other severe symptoms during lockdown will be able to receive treatment at local dental clinics from the beginning of July.  Speaking at […]


Dentists in England reopen after prolonged lockdown closure

Dentists in England reopen after prolonged lockdown closure

Dental practices in England are opening their doors after a prolonged closure. The vast majority of clinics across the country have been closed since the end of March due to the Coronavirus outbreak. It is estimated that around a third of dental practices in England opened on June 8th, with more set to follow in […]


Saffron Walden dentist documents appointment regime online to reassure patients

Saffron Walden dentist documents appointment regime online to reassure patients

A Saffron Walden dentist has documented her new appointment regime online to reassure patients, as practices in England reopen. Carla Jones, who runs the Courtyard Dental Practice, wanted to show patients what they could expect if they go to the dentist in the months to come to try and ease anxiety. Posting a video online, […]


Back-to-Work Guidelines Issued for Dentists

Back-to-Work Guidelines Issued for Dentists

England’s chief dental officer, Dr Sara Hurley, has released new back to work guidelines for dental professionals.  As lockdown measures are gradually eased, the CDO is encouraging dentists to start preparing to reopen. With a date now set for dental practices to open, Dr Hurley is keen for practice owners and dentists to ensure that […]


Dentists concerned about growing demand for emergency care

Dentists concerned about growing demand for emergency care

UK dentists are concerned about the growing demand for emergency dental care while high street practices are shut.  The vast majority of dental practices are currently closed, which has contributed to a spike in calls to NHS 111 and high street surgeries offering advice and information over the phone. Dentists are worried that the demand […]