This document identifies the checks a practice needs to undertake when closing down your x-ray equipment for an extended period of time and starting it back up upon return to work.
This guidance document highlights the considerations to be made during COVID-19 and what needs to be reported to the HSE in accordance with RIDDOR.
This guidance document highlights the considerations to be made with respect to prioritising extra-oral radiography over intra-oral radiography in order to reduce the risk from COVID-19 exposure.
DD have liaised with our international partners to learn from their experiences as they have re-opened. This document outlines considerations for your team and how to adjust your workflow to minimise risks to staff and patients.
DD has summarised current practices being used in Urgent Dental Care centres, which may inform emerging protocols for reopening other practices. DD advises all clinicians to use the information as a guide to make an informed risk assessment as to what may or may not be required. Official guidance is constantly changing so it is essential to keep up to date with national guidelines and protocols.
Investing in new products and equipment can be costly. DD aims to provide unbiased information, so that customers can make an informed decision as to what may be required upon reopening practices.
It is important to review your practice radiation protection safety arrangements. To assist practices further, DD have collated a simple compliance checklist which can support your auditing process.
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This document suggests how current triage processes can be modified to enable face-to-face contact where needed, following an adequate risk assessment.
Communicating with and reassuring patients cannot be underestimated, and a consistent message should be formulated to include what the practice is doing to prevent transmission and protect patients. This document suggests how you could facilitate this.
This guidance document outlines the key areas of focus to ensure water management and quality is maintained when considering the re-opening of the dental practice. The guidance includes an example re-commissioning checklist for dental practices following "mothballing" and in accordance with the LCA.
This guidance document provides advice on how to administer First Aid and CPR safely during COVID-19 in accordance with UK Resuscitation Council Standards.
DD have collated a general risk assessment for the general areas of a dental practice for managing the risk of COVID-19.
This risk assessment template identifies those that have been classed as “Vulnerable” by the Government during the COVID-19 Pandemic and how they should be risk assessed. The risk assessment provides considerations and guidance for both staff and patients before attending the premises.
This risk assessment template identifies staff at an increased risk of COVID-19 infection transmission by incorporating a simple to use staff check list. The risk assessment provides considerations and guidance for both staff and the Employer.
This risk assessment template identifies areas at risk of COVID-19 infection transmission within a dental practice setting and considerations for implementation in order to reduce the potential risk. Areas included are: Reception, Waiting Room, Toilet Facilities, Clinical and Non-Clinical Rooms, Decontamination areas, PPE designated areas and Waste storage.
Comparing the estimated cost of PPE per dental patient prior to Covid-19 and post-lockdown as dental practices begin to re-open.READ IT NOW
Our customer services teams are here to support you, so please do not hesitate to get in touch for advice or to discuss preventative maintenance and statutory engineering works that may be useful to consider during this quieter period.READ IT NOW
DD has pledged its support to the 3D Printing COVID-19 Dental and Medical Part Initiative with a donation of more than £10,000 worth of resin as dentists join forces to support the NHS by printing components for ventilators and Personal Protection Equipment.READ IT NOW