16 Sep
Dentists fearful of the oral health impact of Covid-19 backlogs

Dentists across the UK have been working tirelessly to clear backlogs, but some are worried about the impact of prolonged closures on standards of oral health.  At present, the majority of practices are focusing on emergency care and rearranging courses of treatment that were cancelled as a result of the…

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10 Sep
The British Society of Paediatric Dentistry welcomes new study comparing Covid-19 trends in adults and children

The British Society of Paediatric Dentistry (BSPD) has welcomed a new study comparing Covid-19 trends in adults and children. Research suggests that children accounted for just 1% of positive Coronavirus tests carried out in England between January and May 2020. Between the 16th January and May 3rd, 540,305 people were…

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05 Aug
Dentists are back at work, but many could be facing a struggle to survive

UK dentists are back at work, but many could be facing a struggle to survive the pandemic. Widespread closures, increased running costs and limited patient numbers have created a perfect storm of financial issues, which could threaten the future of many practices.  Current guidelines encourage dentists to restrict access to…

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22 Jul
Dental charity calls for NHS charges to be scrapped during the COVID-19 crisis

The Oral Health Foundation is calling for the government to scrap NHS dental fees during the COVID-19 crisis. The charity believes that temporarily suspending charges would help patients to access treatment at a time when many are facing financial hardship. The crisis has contributed to rising rates of unemployment, and…

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09 Jul
Dental expert raises concerns over the impact of COVID-19 on oral health standards in poorer regions

The president of the Oral Health Foundation, Dr Ben Atkins, has raised concerns over the potential impact of COVID-19 on oral health standards in poorer regions of the UK. Research suggests that there are significant gaps in standards between deprived and affluent areas, most notably among children. In Blackburn and…

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24 Jun
Could dentists play a role in reducing obesity post Covid-19?

Obesity has been a problem in the UK for many years, but there’s no doubt that the Coronavirus crisis has put the issue firmly on the agenda again. Statistics suggest that people who are obese are disproportionately affected by Covid-19 and that those who have a high BMI are less…

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