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Patient access to dental care “off cliff edge” in lockdown

PATIENTS accessing the Urgent Dental Care Network in England – set up to treat emergencies during lockdown when face-to-face care was suspended in practice – amounted to little over 2 per cent of normal levels of activity, according to data acquired by the BDA.

  • 31 August 2020
  • News

Drink-driving offence

Dental case study

  • 27 August 2020
  • Case study

Pandemic further risks child dental health

The BDA is warning that the pandemic will increase the disparity, with the effect of lockdown diets, the suspension of public health programmes promoting the prevention of tooth decay, and high-street dental services currently running at less than a quarter of former capacity.

  • 27 August 2020
  • News

"Gut feelings" confirmed important in cancer diagnosis

A GP's diagnostic "gut feelings" have been demonstrated to be predictive of cancer in patients in a systematic review published by researchers from Oxford University.

  • 26 August 2020
  • News

Over three million in England infected with coronavirus

SIX per cent of the population in England may have antibodies for coronavirus, according to research published by Imperial College London.

  • 13 August 2020
  • News

Communication key to dentists’ professionalism

GOOD communication is a key element of professionalism in dentistry, according to independent research commissioned by the General Dental Council.

  • 11 August 2020
  • News

Sugar clampdown welcomed by dental leaders

PLANS to clamp down on the promotion of sugary foods have been welcomed by dental leaders.

  • 04 August 2020
  • News

NICE promotes flexible arrangements in elective and planned procedures during pandemic

NEW NICE guidance regarding elective treatment and diagnostic procedures promotes a balanced approach to risks associated with COVID-19 to avoid potential harm that could arise from delays.

  • 31 July 2020
  • News

Dentists must use judgement in “unfamiliar territory”, GDC says

DENTISTS must use their professional judgement when reopening practices amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, the General Dental Council has said.

  • 30 July 2020
  • News

Injection pain

Dental case study

  • 29 July 2020
  • Case study