Introducing Decon Pete who will discuss everything dental practices need to know about disinfection and decontamination. In his first column, Pete discusses ACH and its importance to dentistry.
Who would ever have imagined as we were all singing Auld Lang Syne at the end of 2019, welcoming in a new year, that 2020 would be one consisting of a global COVID-19 pandemic?
The UK went into a national lockdown with all but essential business’s remaining open.
When the country, eventually, began to re-open dentistry was met with a new set of protocols and a new way of working.
Dentistry was already one of the safest divisions of the medical industry and its professionalism quickly adapted to implement and enhance these working procedures in order to make it even safer for its patients and staff.
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Aesthetic Dentistry Today explores the evidence base on the non-invasive fat reduction treatment growing in popularity amongst UK dental practices: cryolipolysis.
Cryolipolysis for the treatment of submental fat: review of the literature
Lipner SR (2018) J Cosmet Dermatol17(2): 145-51
Submental fat accumulation is a common cosmetic concern. Cryolipolysis utilises non-invasive cooling to lyse adipocytes. A cryolipolysis device was recently approved for treatment of submental fat.
This manuscript provides a review of the preclinical work and clinical trials related to cryolipolysis for the treatment of submental fat. Settings, efficacy, and side effects are also discussed.
Materials and methods
A literature search was performed through Pubmed, Embase, Web of Science, and CINAHL, using the search terms ‘cryolipolysis’, ‘submental’, and ‘paradoxical adipose hyperplasia’. Additional sources from the original source bibliographies were used to further supplement this review.
There are four clinical trials and one case series (total 101 patients) … Read the rest
The government has committed to transforming laws related to professional regulators – including the GDC.
Kicking off a consultation earlier this year – Reducing bureaucracy in the health and social care system: call for evidence – the Department of Health and Social Care has committed to making a change among professional regulators.
This aims to modernise and transform the legal framework of the nine health and care professional regulators. This commitment to regulatory reform would also extend to dentistry and the General Dental Council (GDC).
Dr Raj Rattan, dental director at Dental Protection welcomed the news – but says words need to be put into action.
‘Dental Protection welcomes the commitment by DHSC to modernise the work of regulators such as the GDC, with the aim of reducing the bureaucratic burden on dental professionals,’ he said.
‘The high level proposals set out by the government are a welcome … Read the rest
A year on from the Extinction Rebellion protests in London, and following a COVID-19 pandemic, Alkisti Vousvouni discusses sustainability issues in dentistry.
The UK parliament and EU countries declared a climate emergency in 2019 in an effort to prioritise this complex issue.
As the climate emergency threatens our ecosystem and air quality, it is obvious that it is a healthcare emergency.
COVID-19 has been an inconvenience for some, detrimental for others and certainly a shake-up of the world; an irrefutable awareness of our fragility. Predictions and real life examples such as the Syrian war help us realise the huge risk of the imminent societal collapse should we fail to tackle the climate emergency effectively.
And if you think that the Middle East is a bit too far away, our privileged western world will suffer more in the post-COVID generations.
To paraphrase Greta Thunberg: ‘Our house is on fire and according … Read the rest
The orthodontic industry has always been highly competitive and probably more so now. Neil Hillyard looks at how to market effectively in COVID-19 times.
Neil Hillyard is a co-director of Hillyard MacDonald, a patient engagement and practice development company specialising in orthodontics.
He is the author of one of the UK’s most popular patient-focused orthodontic blogs. He was also one of the founding members of the British Orthodontic Society Patient Panel.
In the last few weeks, we have seen practices starting to slowly migrate towards ‘normal’ operations. What the new normal looks like is still a work in progress. The priority is to implement new operating procedures and get used to delivering a service with enhanced PPE.
It’s easy to overlook some of the important patient focussed tasks you still need to undertake. One of these tasks is marketing. In this article, we will look at what may have changed … Read the rest