Message from Chief Dental Officer England

Please read the latest message from the Chief Dental Officer, England, regarding NHS guidelines:

Sent on behalf of Chief Dental Officer England

Dear colleague,

I understand there may be questions about any immediate implications of the Government’s announcement yesterday.

For the time being the UKHSA’s infection prevention control guidelines and the NHS Standard Operating Procedure remain in place.

Until further notice, dental practices should continue to operate in line with these publications and for NHS contracted practices as detailed in the latest NHS contractual notice of 22 December (

We will keep you informed of further developments and changes.