Coronavirus: Dental Services

Department of Health and Social Care written question – answered on 22nd April 2020.

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Photo of Sam Tarry Sam Tarry Labour, Ilford South

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what plans his Department has to issue guidance on aerosol production in dentistry and the risk of spreading covid-19 to staff and patients.

Photo of Jo Churchill Jo Churchill The Parliamentary Under-Secretary for Health and Social Care

NHS England and NHS Improvement issue regular updates to general dental practices and community dental services regarding the emerging COVID-19 situation. The latest update was issued on 20 March 2020 and includes guidance on aerosol generating procedures. This can be viewed online at the following link:

https://www.england.nhs.uk/coronavirus/publication/preparedness-letters-for-dental-care/

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