COVID19 BOS Advice

BOS COVID-19 Update  - 27 March 2020, 10.00 am


The British Orthodontic Society is advising that no orthodontic patient should attend any clinic at this time. In an extreme emergency, the patient should contact the practice or unit by phone and discuss ways of resolving their problem at home. 


Patients should be deterred from attending clinics for their own protection and that of the clinical staff.


We are currently updating our website with “Fact Sheets”, “Videos” and “Links"  to important press releases from the UK government and NHS agencies to support patients and orthodontists in managing orthodontic treatments at this time. Please use the the links below to access them



Board of Trustees, British Orthodontic Society


A message from the BOS president

 

BOS advice regarding COVID-19 or the novel coronavirus



During this pandemic, the Trustees of the British Orthodontic Society would like to extend its support to all members and we offer the following advice:

The BOS considers that at the present time the risk to health of patients and the whole orthodontic team when carrying out routine orthodontic treatment is great and therefore all orthodontic units and practices should be closed to all patients unless they require emergency help with their orthodontic appliance(s).  

 

The advice from government, NHS England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland differs subtly and we recognise that we are not a regulatory body. Each practice should refer to its local health team for further advice regarding the management of emergency cover. In some areas, local hospital dental departments will be available to see patients as emergencies and in others, practices will have to make their own arrangements, but at all times practitioners must act with extreme caution to protect the health of their patients, staff and themselves.

 

For more detailed advice of how to manage patients’ individual needs and the financial impact on orthodontic practices please refer to the BOS website.

BOS advice regarding COVID-19 or the novel coronavirus



During this pandemic, the Trustees of the British Orthodontic Society would like to extend its support to all members and we offer the following advice:

The BOS considers that at the present time the risk to health of patients and the whole orthodontic team when carrying out routine orthodontic treatment is great and therefore all orthodontic units and practices should be closed to all patients unless they require emergency help with their orthodontic appliance(s).  

 

The advice from government, NHS England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland differs subtly and we recognise that we are not a regulatory body. Each practice should refer to its local health team for further advice regarding the management of emergency cover. In some areas, local hospital dental departments will be available to see patients as emergencies and in others, practices will have to make their own arrangements, but at all times practitioners must act with extreme caution to protect the health of their patients, staff and themselves.

 

For more detailed advice of how to manage patients’ individual needs and the financial impact on orthodontic practices please refer to the BOS website.

BOS advice regarding COVID-19 or the novel coronavirus



During this pandemic, the Trustees of the British Orthodontic Society would like to extend its support to all members and we offer the following advice:

The BOS considers that at the present time the risk to health of patients and the whole orthodontic team when carrying out routine orthodontic treatment is great and therefore all orthodontic units and practices should be closed to all patients unless they require emergency help with their orthodontic appliance(s).  

 

The advice from government, NHS England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland differs subtly and we recognise that we are not a regulatory body. Each practice should refer to its local health team for further advice regarding the management of emergency cover. In some areas, local hospital dental departments will be available to see patients as emergencies and in others, practices will have to make their own arrangements, but at all times practitioners must act with extreme caution to protect the health of their patients, staff and themselves.

 

For more detailed advice of how to manage patients’ individual needs and the financial impact on orthodontic practices please refer to the BOS website.