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Dental Services: Coronavirus

Question for Department of Health and Social Care

UIN 58773, tabled on 11 June 2020

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps the Government is taking to assist dental practices in training staff to comply with covid-19 guidelines.

This answer is the replacement for a previous holding answer.

Answered on

7 July 2020

NHS England and NHS Improvement announced on 28 May that National Health Service dental services can gradually resume from 8 June. Over 600 urgent dental centres remain open to assist with the resumption of routine dentistry, and provide care.

NHS England and NHS Improvement published a series of guidance throughout the pandemic to support dental practices. The latest guidance can be found at the following link:

https://www.england.nhs.uk/coronavirus/primary-care/dental-practice/

The guidance includes:

- NHS England and NHS Improvement letter issued to all dental practices, regional dental leads of the resumption of dental services;

- A detailed standard operating procedure was issued setting out guidance on how to restart dentistry safely; and

- Public Health England published guidance to dental practices and other health care professionals on infection control protocols and personal protective equipment.

Answered by

Department of Health and Social Care
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