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Understanding the impacts of COVID-19 on oral health and dentistry is key in ensuring that dental professionals are able to effectively respond to the needs of the public and patients, and that they are adequately supported to do so safely as the sector begins to recover.

To better understand the scale and nature of these impacts, the GDC has undertaken a research and engagement programme. Views and insights have been gathered from key stakeholders and leaders in the sector, and independent research has been commissioned to look at the effects of COVID-19 on the public and patients, and dental professionals.

In this section, you can also find a number of links to the Department of Health and Social Care, and other government websites, across the four nations which provide the latest relevant news and advice for dental professionals, but that falls outside of our remit or expertise, as well as guidance for our registrants and general advice for the public.

The latest government information can also be found on the Coronavirus (COVID-19): UK government response page.

These pages are frequently updated so please check back regularly to ensure you have the most up-to-date advice.


 

The impacts of COVID-19 on oral health and dentistry

Understanding the impacts of COVID-19 on oral health and dentistry is key in ensuring that dental professionals are able to effectively respond to the needs of the public and patients, and that they are adequately supported to do so safely as the sector begins to recover.

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Latest information and operating procedures

Links to the latest COVID-19 information and Standard Operating Procedures available from around the four nations.

Read the latest information in your country

GDC guidance for dental professionals

Information about your scope of practice, CPD and remote prescribing during these challenging times.

Read GDC guidance

Guidance for the public

The Government has published guidance which everyone needs to follow throughout the COVID-19 crisis.

Read guidance for the public