UK’s CDOs offer coronavirus advice for dental practices

The chief dental officers for England, Scotland and Wales have put forward advice in response to the growing threat of coronavirus. 

The CDO for England, Sara Hurley, the CDO for Wales, Colette Bridgman, and the CDO for Scotland, Tom Ferris, have offered new guidelines for NHS dental practices.

This is in light of the UK moving into the ‘delay’ phase of its COVID-19 response:

In addition, they advise that you should continue to check through the hyperlink the online live standard operating procedures which update automatically as guidance from CMO and PHE is published.

All letters, standard operating procedures and associated documents are housed here:

The CDO advice is that you should keep this link handy (in your favourites maybe), and check it on a regular basis for updated documentation.  Dental specific information is at the Dental practice tab.

Please also note – A COVID-19 update for primary dental care professionals has been published today (20th March) “Issue 2 - Preparedness letter for primary dental care – 20 March 2020”.