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