Education; Covid 19 related topics


New mental health and wellbeing resource for the dental team launched

The New Year has brought new challenges for the dental profession. The rapid development and introduction of a vaccine is very welcome news, but the recent escalation in transmission rates across the UK has placed the dental profession under huge pressure. The Deans of the Dental Faculties are acutely aware of the impact the crisis is having on you and your colleagues and we are keen to support you as best we can.Join the Dental Deans of UK and Ireland for an interactive webinar which will provide an opportunity to discuss very real issues that the profession is facing in the wake of another national lockdown.

Scottish Orthodontic Conference

Aims The conference is designed to provide an update on the COVID 19 pandemic and its impact on the orthodontic profession, as well as to examine other contemporary topics related to orthodontics. The conference is aimed at the whole orthodontic team working in both primary and secondary care. It will be presented as a live digital event with online presentations and lectures including ample opportunity for questions and answer sessions. 

Learning Outcomes 
  1. Delegates will be aware of the impact of COVID 19 on the orthodontic profession 
  2. Have an overview of the impact the pandemic has had on the remobilisation of the orthodontic service both in primary and secondary care 
  3. Participants will be updated on the development of SDCEP guidelines and BOS guidelines developed during the pandemic 
  4. Be aware of the recent and ongoing changes required to return to clinical orthodontics in the COVID era 
  5. Gain knowledge of new clerical and clinical techniques to help practices during COVID restrictions


July 17th 2020. Health and wellbeing for dental professionals, Emily Howden, dento-legal adviser at the DDU

June 18th 2020. DDU dento-legal adviser David Lauder looks at the differences between laws, guidance and standards and why it’s important to follow them.

June 4th 2020. Webinar COVID 19: Human Factors Your 5 minute brief Produced by RCS Eng

June 2020, Webinar RCPS Glas. Covid 19 where are we now.


5th August.2020. Risk of Covid-19 among front-line health-care workers and the general community. Lancet Public health.

17th July, 2020. Fit testing of masks. Dental Protection position statement updated.

3rd July 2020 COVID-19 and remote consultations – how we can help Dental Protection. 

June 19th 2020. The Scottish Clinical Dental Effectiveness Programme comparison of the 6 main documents produced in the UK regarding return to practice and Standard operating procedures.

June 12th 2020. Resuming Dental services guide for phases 2 and 3, The Scottish Clinical Dental Effectiveness Programme.

June 3rd  2020 ARCP update letter

Practitioner Health is a free, confidential NHS service for doctors and dentists across England with mental illness and addiction problems, who are working in clinical practice or who are looking at returning to practice. The service can help with issues relating to a mental health concern, including stress or depression or an addiction problem, in particular where these might affect work. The service is provided by health professionals specialising in mental health support to doctors and is available in various locations across England

Forthcoming webinar from ProDental to our list. Tuesday 23rd June, 19.00. Health and Wellbeing in Dentistry

Covid 19 Webinar: - Reviewing Recent Advice to Dentists on Getting Back to Work – Do You Feel Safe In Their Hands? 11th June 2020 at 18.00 BST


Wellbeing for health care workers during COVID-19


The british psychological society has produced 2 documents which members may find helpful for themselves, their families or friends.

 Advice for key worker parents

When your parent is a key worker

General self-care resources in COVID-19

Stress Control - Free online stress control course, including videos and other resources, by Stress Control Limited in collaboration with NHS England, IAPT, NHS Wales, Department of Health Northern Ireland, HSE and NHS Scotland.

Living with worry and anxiety amidst global uncertainty