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COVID-19 pandemic: Young dentists concerned, doubtful about their future in dentistry

LONDON, UK: Dental Protection says that the vast backlog in patient treatments—a lingering consequence of the pandemic—is negatively affecting the ...

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Pandemic exacerbates UK oral health inequalities

LONDON, UK: Researchers at University College London have highlighted the COVID-19 pandemic’s effect of having widened inequalities in oral health in ...

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New face shield could reduce dental clinical waste, provide better protection

BRISTOL, UK: As Dental Tribune International

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Slow down everyone—dentistry does not need to be done at speed—Part 2

These days, there is a growing emphasis on quality over quantity, that is, preferring an object or service that is worthwhile rather than a quick and ...

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General Dental Council commits to improving its services

LONDON, UK: In 2020, UK regulator the General Dental Council (GDC) commissioned a survey by DJS Research to identify and better understand the perceptions ...

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New NHS Scotland guidance criticised by BDA

STIRLING, UK: Earlier this week, NHS Scotland released new guidance for the prevention and handling of potential respiratory infections in healthcare ...

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COVID-19: Study shows benefits of local exhaust ventilation in dental settings

NEWCASTLE, UK: One of the main ways in which SARS-CoV-2 is communicated is through airborne respiratory droplets—droplets that can be dispersed as a ...

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COVID-19: Vaccines to be mandatory for frontline dental staff

LONDON, UK: Last week, UK Secretary of State for Health and Social Care Sajid Javid announced that frontline healthcare workers in England—including ...

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Prof. Liz Kay assumes role of BDA president

LONDON, UK: On 7 September, renowned academic and dental public health specialist Prof. Liz Kay was inaugurated as the British Dental Association’s (BDA) ...

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Pandemic leads UK dentists to seek advice in record numbers

GLASGOW, UK: Changing restrictions during the COVID-19 pandemic have regularly affected the scope of work that dental professionals have been allowed to ...

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Survey highlights impact of video calls on smile self-consciousness

LONDON, UK: Though video calls have become a part of everyday work for many professionals during the pandemic, their increased integration has had some ...

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Dental procedures present low risk of aerosol transmission of SARS-CoV-2—study

BRISTOL, UK: The largest study to date specifically measuring aerosol generation in dental settings found that many common procedures produced negligible ...

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Report sheds light on dental service in Northern Ireland since onset of pandemic

BELFAST, UK: Owing to the COVID-19 pandemic, dental services worldwide have been disrupted for over a year. A recent report by the Health and Social Care ...

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Mental health initiative for dentists launched

LONDON, UK: Last week, the Mental Health Foundation celebrated Mental Health Awareness Week, encouraging UK residents to take stock of their psychological ...

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Dental teams play important role in COVID-19 screening

GLASGOW, UK: SARS-CoV-2 transmission by those with asymptomatic infection may be significant, but little is known about this. Therefore, researchers from ...

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COVID-19 business interruption claims: Legal and accounting perspectives

LONDON, UK: The COVID-19 pandemic has left companies in unprecedented difficulties, and without government support, many businesses would have undoubtedly ...

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Dwindling patient numbers leave UK clinics short of lockdown targets

LONDON, UK: The British Dental Association (BDA) warned in early January that hundreds of dental practices would be put out of business if the government ...

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UK dentists expect drop in earnings, patient numbers in 2021

LONDON, UK: A new report commissioned by the General Dental Council (GDC) has found that UK dental professionals are pessimistic about being able to meet ...

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Researchers suggest slower drill rotation to make dental practices safer in pandemic

LONDON, UK: Dental procedures were flagged early on in the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic as posing a high risk for the spread of the virus. The strict infection ...

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What will dental events look like in 2021?

LEIPZIG, Germany: It is hard to overstate the impact that the COVID-19 pandemic has had on dental trade fairs in 2020. From March onwards, essentially ...

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UK dental world reacts to COVID-19 vaccine approval

LONDON, UK: The UK has become the first country in the world to approve a clinically tested COVID-19 vaccine after the Medicines and Healthcare products ...

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Why digitalisation in dentistry is now even more important than ever

LONDON, UK: During the COVID-19 pandemic, Align Technology worked with a number of key opinion leaders with a view to exploring best practice strategies for...

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UK dentists need peace of mind on PPE and COVID-19 complaints

LONDON, UK: Practices in the UK remain open during the current lockdown, but dentists in the country have reported increased concerns related to other ...

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Jump in prescriptions by dentists during lockdown stokes fear of antibiotic resistance

LONDON, UK: According to a new study, dentists in England wrote 25% more prescriptions for antibiotics between April and July 2020 than they did during the ...

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Mitigation methods currently in place are effective, study shows

LONDON, UK: The latest results of a promising feasibility study which demonstrated the effectiveness of mitigation methods used in dental practices during ...

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Study indicates 16% of UK dental professionals may have had COVID-19

BIRMINGHAM, UK: Across the UK, local lockdowns are proliferating as SARS-CoV-2 case numbers continue to increase. Though the initial nationwide lockdown ...

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Fallow time calculator launched after AGP review

LONDON, UK: A review of the evidence relating to the use of aerosol-generating procedures (AGPs) and the risk that they pose for the transmission of ...

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Survey shows UK periodontists feel let down by government and regulators during pandemic

LONDON, UK: Though it is quite evident that dentistry, as a whole, has been greatly affected by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the specific ways in which ...

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Interview: Victoria Wilson discusses her Smile Revolution podcast

As a dental therapist and trained yoga teacher, Victoria Wilson certainly understands the holistic nature of oral health and overall well-being. In 2019, ...

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Millions of missed appointments: UK dentistry feels heat from COVID-19

NORTHAMPTON, UK: Since mid-June, dental clinics across the UK have faced a staggered resumption of elective dental care after the easing of a ...

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