COVID-19 Dental Resources

 

National Guidance Links Description

NHS England Coronavirus Dental Practice Guidance

 

COVID-19: infection prevention control guidance (PDF version)

COVID-19: infection prevention and control dental appendix

NHS England Guidance for Transition to Recovery and UDC Standard Operating Procedures can be found here

 

A link to the COVID-19: infection prevention and control dental appendix is also included

 

 

Document / Guidance Link Description Last updated

 

A Tale of two practices

 

Risk assessment briefing for dental practices in YH

 

 

 

 

 

Forms 1 and 2 Management of COVID-19 in dental practice Yorkshire and Humber

 

 

COVID deep clean of dental practices 

 

 

 

FAQ

 

The document is a case study of two dental practices within the region where members of staff have contracted COVID-19 in the week leading upto this documents publish date.

This document highlights the need for all dental practice staff to maintain social distancing at all times, as far as is reasonably possible, practise frequent hand washing and decontaminate frequently touched areas.

 

 

 

Please find attached forms 1 and 2 for use as highlighted in the Management of COVID-19 in dental practice Yorkshire and the Humber

 

 

This document provides practices with practical information about deep cleaning a practice following confirmation of a case within the practice.

 

The FAQs have been produced by your local Public Health England, Dental Public Health team to highlight the process and answer some common questions associated with working in a healthcare setting such as a dental practice in relation to COVID-19 case management in staff.

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19.07.2021

Finding a fit tester or sourcing training to become one V11_230321 

 

Information for trained fit testers on organising qualitative fit testing sessions for respirators V14_230321

 

Important information for participants attending qualitative fit testing sessions V14_230321

Fit testing for respirators

All documents about fit testing have had MAJOR UPDATES  as national guidance has been updated around respirators, fit testing and minimising the risk of transmission of COVID-19.  The new Health and Safety Executive guidance is available here: 

https://www.hse.gov.uk/coronavirus/ppe-face-masks/face-mask-ppe-rpe.htm#minimisetherisk

Please see links for latest versions, and PLEASE READ DOCUMENTS IN FULL.

If you are trying to organise fit testing for your dental team, please read:

  • Finding a fit tester or sourcing training to become one

If you plan to deliver fit testing sessions, please read:

  • Information for trained fit testers on organising qualitative fit testing sessions for respirators

If you are delivering/attending a fit testing session, or would like to find out more about respirators, please read:

  • Important information for participants attending qualitative fit testing sessions  
23.03.2021
Common Myths about the Covid-19 Vaccine

There has been high uptake of the COVID-19 vaccines among dental practice staff within Yorkshire and Humber. However, some staff are hesitant about the safety and effectiveness of the vaccines.  The DPH team have put together some ‘Myth Busters’ to address the most common concerns.   Additional sources of information are available at the end of this leaflet.

If you have family, friends or patients who have concerns about the vaccine, we encourage you to discuss and support them to decide.  However, it is important to offer factual information such as this leaflet and be non-judgmental in your approach.

24.06.2021

 

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