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SARS CoV2 vaccination

Is the virus responsible for the clinical condition known as COVID19 resulting in the pandemic we are all experiencing. As you will all be aware 3 vaccines against this virus have now been approved for use in the UK and as front line health care workers dentists and their teams are eligible for vaccination in […]

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CDO(2021)1

Happy New Year and I hope that you and your teams managed to have a good festive break. Further to my letter of 23 December regarding the Level 4 COVID restrictions introduced in mainland Scotland from Boxing Day; I would like to clarify the position for dental practices following the further restrictions announced by the […]

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SCOTTISH DENTAL PRACTICE COMMITTEE 18 NOVEMBER 2020 REPORT

The Scottish Dental Practice Committee (SDPC) held an interim meeting by video conference on Wednesday 18 November 2020, to discuss the latest Covid-19 developments. This report provides a contemporary record of that meeting, but as this is a fast-moving situation, its content is likely to become rapidly out of date. (more…)

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COVID-19 “levels” and delivery of dental care

As you are aware there are 5 levels of restrictions imposed by Scottish Government in relation to the COIVD-19 pandemic. We are now in the slightly odd position of the Lothians being divided in terms of restrictions with East Lothian in Level 2, Midlothian and Edinburgh City in Level 3 and West Lothian in Level […]

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DoD PPE Update

You will be delighted to hear that the long-awaited Alpha Solway H series FFP3 masks are now available for fit testing and use. This is the replacement for the 3M 1863 mask and may also provide a solution for people who have not been able to fit test to the 1863 or 1863+ (more…)

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Supporting the dental profession throughout the second COVID-19 wave

COVID-19 has been a challenge for the entire UK population. For dental teams, we understand the impact of asking you to scale back care in March and we appreciate your sterling efforts to resume service provision to support patients. We know that you continue to work tirelessly to address the backlog of care, all driven […]

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Test and Protect App

We have all been encouraged to download and use the NHS Protect Scotland app on mobile devices to support the Test and Protect process. (more…)

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REMOBILISATION OF NHS DENTAL SERVICES: PHASE 4

This letter advises NHS Boards and Practitioner Services of the arrangements for phase 4 of the remobilisation of NHS dental services. From 1 November we are moving to phase 4 of the NHS Dental Remobilisation Plan. This means that NHS dental contractors will be able to provide the full range of NHS treatments to all […]

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