Covid-19

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The 3 Crucial Features Of An Effective Anti-Microbial Mouthwash

Recent articles like ‘Can mouthwashes douse the spread of Covid 19?’ published in MedScape on June 12 and Dr Challacombe’s June ’20 paper presented  at the Royal Society of Medicine both suggest an oxidising mouthwash can reduce microbial load, which in turn could possibly halt the spread of Covid 19.

Ideally, a dental mouthwash should be potently antimicrobial yet safe and gentle on teeth, gums and the oral mucosa.

It should require a short contact time to make it convenient to rinse but allowing sufficient time to kill the target bacteria or virus.

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A Guide To Reducing Fallow Time

As you all will be well aware, there currently significant restrictions on Aerosol Generating Procedures (AGP) to avoid Aerosol Generated Exposure (AGE). It is FGDP guidance to allow for a 60 minute fallow time between patients when performing AGP. However mitigating measures, along with thorough risk assessments, and Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) can be implemented to reduce this figu...

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The cost of reopening dental practices after COVID-19

As dental practices start looking at what they might need to reopen once the COVID-19 lockdown ends, Seb Evans explores what the cost of this might be. Boris Johnson recently announced the first stage of ending the current lockdown. Despite Sara Hurley, CDO for England, saying dental guidance remains unchanged, many practices are now looking at what they may need to do when the time does co...

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Ian Pope: Covid-19 and Suction 

There are many criteria that need to be considered and reviewed before practices start treating patients again, and guidance must be given from a UK regulatory body.  Here, are some of the considerations that might need to be reviewed.  SARS Cov-2 causes the disease known as COVID-19 (C-19), a virus that first become known to the world toward...
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Keep Calm and Wash Your Hands

Coronavirus, a word most of us had never heard of 3 months ago, but in fact, corona viruses are responsible for both MERS (Middle Eastern Respiratory Syndrome) and SARS (Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome), and some strains can cause the common cold. However, the novel corona virus, now named COVID-19, although less deadly than SARS, appears to be far more contagious. First identified in Wuhan ...