Despite making up at least half of the profession, representation of female dentists as speakers, board members and social media influencers remains stubbornly low. Is it because female dentists don’t want to put themselves in these positions? Or is there a more serious problem within the profession? Jayne Sproson gives us her thoughts and includes some powerful anonymous quotes and experiences from those working in dentistry.
One in five female NHS employees said they did not have access to the necessary PPE during the pandemic.
This is according to a new report that looks into the impact of the coronavirus crisis on women working in the NHS.
The data, carried out by the NHS Confederation and the Health and Care Women Leaders Network (HCWLN), points out that more than three quarters of the NHS workforce is made up of women.
Emotional and physical health
The survey found that almost 75% of participants reported that their role had caused them a greater negative impact than usual on their emotional wellbeing.
Additionally, more than half reported a negative impact on their physical health.
For those continuing to work in the health and social care sector, respondents said conflicting messages from the government and trusts have added to stress. Those in leadership roles also reported worry for their … Read the rest
New infection control guidance has been issued for healthcare settings in the UK, including dental practices.
In the latest information from the NHS and Public Health England (PHE), dentistry has been labelled a ‘medium-risk pathway’ in the face of COVID-19.
Definitions of this area are any care facility where:
Triaged/clinically assessed individuals are asymptomatic and are waiting a COVID-19 test result with no known recent COVID-19 contact
Testing is not required or feasible on asymptomatic individuals and infectious status is unknown
Asymptomatic individuals decline testing.
Other examples of ‘medium-risk pathways’ include GP surgeries, non-elective admissions, primary care facilities and care homes.
Same PPE guidance
Additionally, the personal protective equipment (PPE) requirement for staff in high and medium-risk pathways has not changed. An FFP3 or hood should still be worn by dental professionals carrying out AGPs.
Requirements for environmental cleaning and disinfection include:
Increased frequency of decontamination for all reusable non-invasive
Two high profile and highly experienced advocates for community water fluoridation are now joining the British Fluoridation Society.
Alan Johnson, former Labour MP and a Secretary of State for Health, is vice president and Barry Cockcroft, former chief dental officer for England, is joining the BFS council.
Both have history championing the fight for fluoridation in parliament. Alan Johnson supported the proposal to introduce it in Hull. While Barry worked tirelessly as CDO to introduce it in Southampton.
‘Alan joins a long line of high profile social justice campaigners who have added their name to a BFS vice president role,’ chair of the BFS, Steve Bedser, says.
‘Both Alan and Barry have a great record as water fluoridation advocates. I am confident that both will be great assets to the society.’
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Jo Churchill MP called on dentists and dental professionals to back … Read the rest
Choosing a Dentist in Adelaide can make all the difference between a pleasant experience and a bad one. It is a super specialty course with duration of 2 to 3 years. Candidate need to be an MD (Doctor of Medicine). While is a 2 years super specialty program in surgery which requires candidate to be having MS (Master of Surgery). Core competencies essential for good dental practice guides the structure of the curriculum, organization, learning and teaching approaches, student assessment outcome and program evaluation. Some careers in complementary medicine like naturopathy and chiropractic require a fair amount of education and training. Depending on which school you choose, you can expect up to four years of all-inclusive coursework in the discipline you’ve selected. In addition, before you pursue these specific careers in complementary medicine, you should examine prerequisites as most chiropractic and naturopathic schools require a minimum of two to four … Read the rest
The training program for physician assistants usually lasts for two years. Go ahead an post lists of “scientists” who disagreed with evolution. We’ve seen plenty of that before and have found every single time those “scientists” don’t have a shred of evidence to back up their disagreements. Orthodontists have several openings in Atlanta, as the beauty industry is flourishing there. Many people seek the services of orthodontists to treat the misalignment of teeth and for facial development with braces, headgear, retainers, and other methods. Openings for dental assistants are also on the rise as orthodontists always need the help of a dental assistant for cleaning and sterilizing dental instruments and educating patients on the various aspects of good dental health. Dental hygienists are required to clean teeth, examine oral parts for signs of oral disease, educate patients on oral hygiene, and take X-rays. Number of sampled health facilities stratified by … Read the rest