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…

Dental profession reacts as practices start to reopen

Today, practices across England have started to open their doors to patients as they prepare to offer treatment in the face of COVID-19

Many dental practices across England started opening their doors to patients this week. Here you gave us your thoughts on this next step after the COVID-19 pandemic.

‘Can does not mean should’: leading dental figure calls for profession to pace itself

A dentist is calling on dental teams to pace themselves as practices across England start to open their doors for face-to-face care

Nishma Sharma from the Office of CDO also reminds dental practices that can doesn’t mean should, and that practices should reopen at their own pace.

HSE issue safety warning against face mask

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) is urging dentists to avoid using a particular face mask over fears it does not protect against COVID-19

HSE has urged dentists to avoid particular face masks over fears it doesn’t protect against COVID-19.

Wuhan healthcare workers with correct PPE did not contract COVID-19, study finds

Frontline healthcare workers in Wuhan who were appropriately protected did not contract COVID-19, new research has revealed

And, reassuringly, a new study shows Wuhan care workers with the correct PPE did not contract COVID-19.

Lack of funding leaves 51% of Scottish dental practices vulnerable after lockdown

COVID-19 closed sign

We’re still all trying to pick up the pieces from the coronavirus outbreak. More than half (51%) of Scottish dentists said they don’t believe they would be financially viable going into their next ‘return to work’ phase.

‘Simply unsustainable’: dentists in Wales warn of industry crisis

A dentist has warned 'a tidal wave of dental disease' is about to crash in Wales as the profession urges the government for better support

And Welsh dentists are warning of a tidal wave of dental disease unless the government provides better support.

Could future dental check-ups include COVID-19 testing?

carrying out COVID-19 testing

This week we explored the possibility of dental practices offering COVID-19 testing as a way of avoiding expensive PPE costs and long fallow times in surgeries.

The future of hygienists and therapists post COVID-19

hygienists discussing how to brush teeth

We also heard from Amber Ojak as she gave her view on the future of hygienists and therapists.

Dental professionals respond to industry’s 40% gender pay gap

Female dental professionals have spoken out after a recent study found dental practitioners have a gender pay gap of almost 40%

Female dental professionals are paid 40% less than their male counterparts, according to a recent study. Here we get your reactions to this.

Millennials spend three times national average on dental treatment

Millennials exceed all other generations when it comes to splashing out on their smiles, a new study has revealed

As we start looking to a return, it’s interesting to know that before lockdown, Millennials exceeded all other generations when it came to splashing out on their smiles, a new survey shows.

Three in five of UK public support calls to extend sugar tax

It has been revealed that the majority (61%) of the UK support the extension of the current sugar tax

And three in five people in the UK would support calls to extend the sugar tax to include fruit juices and milkshakes.

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