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Please be aware that our offices are closed until further notice, which means that we cannot receive any postal deliveries. Instead, please can you email any membership enquiries or correspondence to member.help@dentalprotection.org and any case or claim related enquiries – quoting your reference – to cases.leeds@medicalprotection.org.
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COVID-19 updates and guidance

At Dental Protection, we fully understand that ‘business as usual’ is impossible in these highly challenging times, so our teams are dedicated to providing you with appropriate support and advice to help you work with confidence.

We also offer a wellbeing service to help members who are experiencing any stress and anxiety that might be affecting their professional lives. This includes access to a free counselling service through our partners ICAS. 

In order to help dental members working during the pandemic identify risks and mitigate them appropriately, we have provided a host of resources to help through each stage of the transition.

Please find more of the latest coronavirus and return to work updates and guidance below.

Latest coronavirus updates and guidance
News and updates 16/09/2020

Air filtration and purification with regard to fallow time

Air filtration and purification with regard to fallow time

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As a result of changes to practice aimed at reducing the risk of transmission of COVID-19, the clearance of infectious particles (“fallow time”) following an AGP needs to be considered, and this is dependent on the ventilation and air change within the room.

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News and updates 14/07/2020

Fit testing of masks – Dental Protection position statement

Fit testing of masks – Dental Protection position statement

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As a result of changes to practice aimed at reducing the risk of transmission of COVID-19 and protecting staff, fit-testing of respiratory protective equipment (RPE) is necessary for staff carrying out certain dental procedures.

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Articles and features 03/07/2020

Coronavirus questions and answers

Coronavirus questions and answers

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These coronavirus Q&As are reflective of the advice we are sharing with members around the world.

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Webinar 03/07/2020

Recorded webinar: COVID-19 Infection prevention and control for denta...

Recorded webinar: COVID-19 Infection prevention and control for dental teams

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This webinar will provide an overview to the dental team about Coronavirus and review the fundamental infection prevention and control measures that should be considered to reduce the likelihood of disease transmission within the dental practice.

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Articles and features 08/07/2020

Managing risk in the COVID-19 world

Managing risk in the COVID-19 world

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The COVID-19 pandemic has created much uncertainty within dentistry. However, one important activity remains unchanged and is arguably more vital than ever. Elaine Cook, dentolegal consultant at Dental Protection, finds out why

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News and updates 03/07/2020

Indemnity for members returning to work

Indemnity for members returning to work

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If you are returning to work read this article to find out what to do to ensure your membership is up to date.

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Articles and features 03/07/2020

Perio and the pandemic: a cause for concern?

Perio and the pandemic: a cause for concern?

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Andrew Walker, dentolegal consultant at Dental Protection, looks at whether the disruption caused by COVID-19 will heighten the risks around periodontal disease

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Articles and features 03/07/2020

COVID-19 and remote consultations – how we can help

COVID-19 and remote consultations – how we can help

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Dental Protection has received calls from members regarding the safety and suitability of remote consulting – i.e. teledentistry – and this article outlines our advice and guidance.

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News and updates 27/05/2020

Information for dental members considering re-opening their private p...

Information for dental members considering re-opening their private practice in England

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We have received a number of queries from individual members and various professional groups in England seeking clarification on Dental Protection’s position in relation to the re-opening of private practices.

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News and updates 25/03/2020

A message from the MPS President and the Chair of MPS Council

A message from the MPS President and the Chair of MPS Council

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We are writing to you as colleagues and fellow MPS members to thank you for the work you are doing now and in the months ahead to tackle COVID-19, and also to tell you about the actions MPS is taking to support you during this time.

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Press release 28/10/2020

Covid-19: Half of UK dentists feel pessimistic about the future

Covid-19: Half of UK dentists feel pessimistic about the future

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45% of UK dentists feel their mental wellbeing is worse compared to the start of the pandemic, and nearly half (48%) say they feel pessimistic about the future, according to a survey.

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Press release 28/10/2020

Covid-19: Half of UK dentists feel pessimistic about the future

Covid-19: Half of UK dentists feel pessimistic about the future

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45% of UK dentists feel their mental wellbeing is worse compared to the start of the pandemic, and nearly half (48%) say they feel pessimistic about the future, according to a survey.

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Press release 13/07/2020

Covid-19: Dental Protection calls for GDC leniency

Covid-19: Dental Protection calls for GDC leniency

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Dental Protection calls for GDC leniency as third of dentists say fear of investigation is affecting mental wellbeing.

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Professional development courses View all professional development courses
Webinar 03/07/2020

Recorded webinar: COVID-19 Infection prevention and control for denta...

Recorded webinar: COVID-19 Infection prevention and control for dental teams

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This webinar will provide an overview to the dental team about Coronavirus and review the fundamental infection prevention and control measures that should be considered to reduce the likelihood of disease transmission within the dental practice.

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Workshop 08/10/2019

Mastering consent and shared decision-making

Mastering consent and shared decision-making

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When a patient is dissatisfied with the decision-making process surrounding their treatment, the risk of a complaint or claim can increase drastically. This workshop provides expert insights into conducting conversations with your patients. It will help you provide the advice they need to reach healthcare decisions that are right for them

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Webinar 30/08/2019

Recorded webinar: Key insights into periodontal claims

Recorded webinar: Key insights into periodontal claims

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Join Dr Yvonne Shaw, Head of Underwriting Policy and Dr Andrew Walker, Dentolegal Consultant and Periodontal Specialist, as they talk you through the legal issues arising from periodontal care.

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Webinar 26/06/2019

Recorded webinar: Reduce risks through better dental record keeping

Recorded webinar: Reduce risks through better dental record keeping

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Together, dentolegal consultants Simrit Ryatt and Jim Lafferty share their knowledge of current good practice record keeping. Gain vital insights into what the Dental Council expect to see in comprehensive records and how these can ensure continuity of patient care.

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