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…

Sara Hurley CDO speaks out about COVID-19

Sara Hurley speaks out over reaction to COVID-19

Yesterday Sara Hurley hosted her second coronavirus webinar. Earlier this week she spoke exclusively to Dentistry.co.uk about the decisions made so far during the coronavirus crisis and when dentistry might reopen.

PPE delays forcing dentists to pay for private fit-testing

A poll carried out by the BDA shows that UDCs are reporting a shortage of PPE in the face of coronavirus

News on the coronavirus at the moment is focusing on PPE (or lack of it) for health workers. These delays are forcing dentists to have to pay for private fit testing.

Coronavirus could worsen dental access problems in Cornwall

Jason Smithson, on behalf of the British Association for Private Dentistry, is calling for dental practices to reopen in the face of coronavirus

The bad news doesn’t stop there, with fears the virus could worsen dental access problems in Cornwall.

More than 100 MPs call for chancellor to assist private dentistry

More than 101 MPs have called on the chancellor to extend coronavirus financial measures to private dentistry

More than 100 MPs have joined forces to call for better financial support for private dentists during the lockdown. As Carl Valencia from Rangewell puts it, private practices run the risk of ‘falling between too many cracks’ with current business support schemes.

Experiences in an urgent dental care hub over Easter

Natalie Bradley talks about what it's like working in an urgent dental care hub in London

We’ve been hearing stories from many of you about your experiences during lockdown. This week we heard from Natalie Bradley about her time working in an urgent dental care hub over Easter.

Dentistry responds – community engagement in COVID-19

COVID-19 volunteers

On to some good news, it’s been inspirational to hear about some of the things practices and dental teams are doing for their communities around the UK.

Online CPD Dentistry Show raises thousands to support the NHS

And following our inaugural Online CPD Dentistry Show, FMC along with many generous donations have raised more than £6,500 (at the time of writing) for the NHS.

Dentistry kicks off new podcast series with guest Andy Acton

Dentistry has launched a new podcast series, with the first episode featuring guest Andy Acton

And finally, we’d like to announce the launch of our new podcast series where we will bring to life the current conversations of the UK dental profession and industry. You can hear the first episode with Andy Acton here.

Cashflow has never been more important.

Rangewell are Dentistry.co.uk’s official access to finance partner throughout the COVID-19 crisis.

Rangewell’s free service and direct access to the high street banks as well as specialist lenders means they can help with every type of business finance. Click here or call 020 3936 8877 for more information.


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