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General Guidance for Oral Health Professionals

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FDI World Dental Federation

Guidance for oral healthcare professionals on protective/infection control measures they can take, as well as signposting to important resources. Link.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

Guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), in alignment with recommendations from the American Dental Association and American Dental Hygienist’s Association, to postpone non-urgent dental procedures and prioritise only urgent/emergency visits. Link.

American Dental Association

Interim guidance from American Dental Association for minimising risk of COVID-19 transmission. It covers precautions that may be taken before, during and after dental care sessions and procedures. Link.

Summary of American Dental Association guidance during the COVID-19 outbreak- provides information on the virus, covers risk-minimisation, and signposts to further resources that may be useful for Oral Healthcare Professionals. Link.

Australian Dental Association

A system of dental service restrictions published the Australian Dental Association- based on published triaged systems in Australia for Dentistry. Restrictions are graded Level 1-5, based on COVID-19 risk-level of patient (coupled with risk of aerosol-generating treatments). Link.

Guidelines from the Australian Dental Association on infection control precautions Dental Team Members can take, as well as managing patients both at risk of, and infected with, COVID-19 who require urgent care. Link.

NHS England and NHS Improvement website

A collection of the latest primary care resources provided by NHS England and NHS Improvement in guiding dental professionals in light of the ongoing COVID-19 situation. Link.

Health Protection Scotland

Novel coronavirus guidance for primary care dental professionals provided Health Protection Scotland. Link.

Public Health England

Guidance from Public Health England on mouthcare for patients with suspected or confirmed COVID-19- included mouthcare for ventlated patient, end of life care and step-down care for those who are no longer ventilated. Link.

Cochrane Oral Health

A collection of the latest resources for oral and dental care teams during the COVID-19 pandemic (Cochrane Oral Health). Link.