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Dental news you’ve missed this week – Dentistry Online

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Missed out on this week’s dental news? No problem, here’s what happened over the past seven days…

On Monday, Sara Hurley told us to prepare for a ‘new era of dental care’ in her letter to the profession. She suggests there will be a widening of NHS urgent dental care centres before we go back to offering routine dental care.

a foundation dentist's experience volunteering in ICU

We’ve been hearing stories about your experiences during the coronavirus pandemic. Chandni Nakum interviews one foundation dentist who is currently volunteering in an ICU.

Dentistry Online have spoken to dentists on some of the UK's islands to see how they are being impacted by COVID-19

We hear about island isolation, and how dentists on some UK islands are dealing with lockdown.


Looking forward, Nissit Patel has reviewed the literature and summarises how dentists can protect themselves and their patients after the lockdown ends.

Houston, Texas dental practices reopen

We look to Houston, Texas, to see what lessons we can learn as dental practices there start to reopen.

NHS statistics show a significant hike in the number of hospital admissions connected to obesity

And finally, we saw the latest ‘extremely concerning’ NHS figures showing 20% of Year 6 children are obese. James Goolnik gives his thoughts pointing out that habits need to be set up early, including a shift to sugar-free alternatives.

Latest webinars

Make sure you take a look at the latest webinars happening over on Dentistry Study Club. Next week we have:

  • Essentials of periodontal care in general practice – with Reena Wadia – Monday 11 May at 19:00
  • Utilising direct access for hygienists and therapists – with Anna Middleton – Thursday 14 May at 19:00.

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Catch up on last week’s news here.

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