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…
Yesterday we found out that urgent dental care centres are shutting down as the NHS refuses to provide any extra funding. Speaking anonymously, one dentist tells us dental practices cannot ‘personally fund an NHS service’.
Last week Sara Hurley, CDO for England, hosted her second webinar for the profession. This time she revealed routine dentistry is unlikely to return before the end of June.
Following on from this, Julian Perry has produced a document showing what dental practices might look like after COVID-19 passes.
But Tony Kilcoyne questions whether the government is being totally candid with the public about everything that’s going on.
This week we also heard the good news that dentist, Tony Jacobs, is recovering after spending three weeks in intensive care after contracting COVID-19.
And Lincoln Hirst, practice principal, tells his story of getting a job as an Amazon warehouse employee during lockdown.
French dentists are staging a unique protest against their government. Dentists are posing naked for pictures in their practices after being ordered to return to work, despite a shortage of PPE.
One of our long reads this week comes from Ronuk Vasant and how he and three other dentists took NHSE to court, and won!
And finally, researchers believe they have created a mouthguard that shows the early signs of tooth decay and periodontitis.
Make sure you take a look at the latest webinars happening over on Dentistry Study Club. Next week we have:
- Covid comeback: how to ensure your private practice rebounds after lock-down – with Chris Barrow, Laura Horton, Andrew Fenn and Simon Turton – Tuesday 5 May at 19:00.
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