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BADT ARF statement released on 20 May 2020

The British Association of Dental Therapists was one of many professional bodies who wrote to the GDC on 31st March requesting a deferment or instalment plan for the DCP ARF due in July this year. We highlighted the financial hardship that members had found themselves in after face to face dentistry was stopped, and that […]

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BADT Position Statement Pay: posted 19 May 2020

The British Association of Dental Therapists is becoming increasingly concerned about the number of Dental Therapists and Hygienists that work in NHS practices providing predominantly NHS care, that are not being paid by the principal or management of the practice. The Chief Dental Officer has made it clear in her updates that practices should be […]

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Medical emergencies in dental practice

Information Sourced May 2020 https://bnf.nice.org.uk/guidance/prescribing-in-dental-practice.html This section provides guidelines on the management of the more common medical emergencies which may arise in dental practice. Dentists and their staff should be familiar with standard resuscitation procedures, but in all circumstances it is advisable to summon medical assistance as soon as possible. See also algorithm of the procedure for Cardiopulmonary […]

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Asthma

Asthma Information Sourced May 2020 https://bnf.nice.org.uk/guidance/prescribing-in-dental-practice.html Patients with asthma may have an attack while at the dental surgery. Most attacks will respond to 2 puffs of the patient’s short-acting beta2 agonist inhaler such as salbutamol 100 micrograms/puff; further puffs are required if the patient does not respond rapidly. If the patient is unable to use the inhaler effectively, further […]

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Coronavirus: Dentists facing “critical shortage of kit”: posted on 21 April 2020

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-52314436

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Regular updates for dental teams regarding the developing COVID-19 situation: posted 19 April 2020

Click HERE for further info Document first published:19 March 2020Page updated:16 April 2020Topic:COVID-19Publication

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Meeting with the GDC about overseas dentists registering as Dental Therapists: posted 25/03/2020

Dear Colleague I am writing to update you about a recent meeting I attended at the GDC. You may be aware from social media platforms that there is a lot of interest and conversation about overseas trained dentists registering with the GDC as dental therapists or dental hygienists. There are a growing number of agencies […]

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Volunteer your services

If you would like to volunteer your services to help the NHS at this unprecedented time, please follow this link to register your interest: https://www.nhsprofessionals.nhs.uk/rapid-response

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ARF Payment Holiday

We have written to the GDC to request a payment holiday for the Annual Retention Fee for all DCPs, due at the end of July, in the light of the financial insecurity many will find themselves in as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. We would like to invite you to sign a duplicate letter […]

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