COVID-19 and related guidance

Implications of COVID-19 for the safe management of general dental practice

The guidance

Implications of COVID-19 for the safe management of general dental practice: a practical guide supports dental professionals to take a risk-based and evidence-based approach to providing safe general dental care, whatever the national threat level. 

Synopsis

A synopsis (download below) has also been published, with support from Sensodyne, which highlights key recommendations at each step of the patient journey. It is designed to be used in conjunction with the guidance, which supports dental professionals to take a risk-based approach to providing safe care, whatever the national COVID-19 threat level.

Practice checklist

The practice checklist template / audit tool was developed with the support of Sensodyne as an additional resource to help dental teams provide care based on the recommendations in Implications of COVID-19 for the safe management of general dental practice – a practical guide.

Treatment checklist

The patient treatment checklist and audit tool was developed with the support of Sensodyne as an additional resource to help dental teams provide care based on the recommendations in Implications of COVID-19 for the safe management of general dental practice – a practical guide.

Fallow time calculator

A free-to-use Fallow Time Calculator (register below) supports use of our guidance. Built by digital consent platform Flynotes, supported by Practice Plan and Wesleyan, and endorsed by the Chief Dental Officer for England, this enables dental professionals to determine, justify and record the fallow period necessary following dental procedures carrying a higher risk of exposure to potentially-infectious aerosols.

Mental wellbeing

Psychological advice for dental teams during the pandemic, developed in conjunction with the British Psychological Society Division of Health Psychology, was published in December 2020 as an adjunct to the guidance, and can be downloaded here.

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