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Update to dental infection prevention and control guidance

11 August 2021

The Chief Dental Officer for England, Sara Hurley, has today announced a minor update to the dental Infection Prevention and Control (IPC) guidance.

Following the update, the ‘Covid-19; infection prevention and control dental appendix’  now states that “post AGP down time (fallow time) is not considered necessary for successive appointments between members of the same household; to minimise aerosol spread dentists should use mitigating measures such as high volume suction/rubber dam; cleaning and disinfection of the environment should be carried out between patients of the same household; high risk patients should be separated by space or time from other patients”.

 

Read the amended guidance

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