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PROTOCOLS AND SOPS Protocols and SOPs The Office of the Chief Dental Officer (OCDO) for England has provided a Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) for the transition towards the resumption of the full range of dental provision.

For Wales, click HERE

The FGDP has produced its guidelines: Implications of COVID-19 for the safe management of general dental practice: a practical guide The DDU have also made their position clearer, click HERE.

Association of Independent Dental Surgeons (UK & Eire) 31st May 2020

PANDORA Group: An Independent Think Tank Dear Colleague:

Pandora Dental represents many of the UK & Eire’s leading independent dental practices and was founded in recognition of the need for evidence-based best practice and guidance during the Covid-19 pandemic. They provide information and feedback from highly experienced primary care dental clinicians to support the key policy and decision makers in UK dentistry.

In conjunction with the IndepenDent Owners Group, they have recently launched their new Back to Work Protocol.

In anticipation of the reopening of private/independent dental practices closed since late March we offer here some templates for the required additional documentation following Covid-19 to supplement practice manuals in accordance with the requirements of the CQC and GDC. As the evidence base is in flux this can only be viewed as a living document. Consequent to the changing requirements adoption of this document must be the subject to continued and frequent review. Although every effort has been made to check the accuracy of the materials presented here within the context of the current evidence base it is an absolute requirement that ultimate ownership of the final template must by necessity rest with the individual practitioner. It is not a perfect document however we trust that it will prove of considerable help to you as you face the challenges of the post covid-19 era. We have endeavoured very hard indeed to produce this set of working documents and they represent many hundreds if not some thousands of hours of work by our dedicated team. My particular thanks are due to the following individuals who worked tirelessly to help colleagues such as yourself return safely to practice: • • • • • • • •

Dr Tasleem Ahmed Dr Nicola Gore Dr Ashish Deved Dr Michelle Wyngaard Dr Petros Mapanda Dr Nadia Raitchev Dr Ivo Raitchev Dr Genevieve Edwards

Yours sincerely

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Dr Mario Correia Dr Mark Becker Dr Maheshi De Silva Dr Jeremy Bliss Dr Cohan Rajan Dr Robin Horton Dr Raj Wadwhani

Dr Mark Cronshaw, BSc BDS LDSRCS (Eng) MSc Dental Surgeon President, Pandora Dental: Association of Independent Dental Surgeons (UK & Eire) Email: Drmarkcronshaw@outlook.com Web: Pandoradental.org.uk

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