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The risk to patient oral health due to the current crisis in primary dental care provision 

Wednesday 13 May (17:00 - 18:00)

COVID-19 has led to the closure of all routine primary dental care in the UK, resulting in significant and maybe permanent damage to many patient's oral health. Significant changes will be required before anything except emergency treatment can be delivered.

The immediate and long-term effects that this is already having on the nation's oral health cannot be underestimated and this is likely to be enhanced as many dental practices are facing permanent closure.

This forum is designed to gather opinions from a range of dental professionals actively working in primary care practice and with roles within the BDA, CQC and GDC, develop constructive answers to: what urgent support is required to minimise the effects of COVID-19 on oral health, what may be required to provide 'best practice' in the future, and explore how the College can support actions to minimise the adverse effects on patient care and the profession.


Webinar forum co-ordinators:

  • Professor Helen Craddock
  • Richard Cook

Panellists include 

  • Robert Bland
  • Eddie Crouch
  • Chris Leech
  • Mira Morcos
  • John Milne
  • Jake Simpkin


How to register

This webinar forum is being deliverd by Faculty of Dental Surgery, Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh

Please use the link below to register for the forum 

Dental webinar forum - registation link


Registration queries

Please contact the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh directly with any queries about registering for this webinar. 

Miranda Elder (


This webinar provides a forum for discussion surrounding current  challenges and CPD certificates will not be available. 

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