As part of World Antimicrobial Awareness Week (18-24 November), to improve patient awareness of when antibiotics are not required to treat dental pain, we have sponsored this quick-watch, educational video with UCLan (1.5 mins). It is a family-friendly, simple clip offering different courses of action and effective ways to treat dental pain, actively discouraging patients from asking for antibiotics. It concludes with a useful link to find out more about antibiotic resistance. Please share with patients and within the dental and health community. Play video here... The video was produced by Drs Shalini Kanagasingam (UClan), Nargis Sonde (UClan), Phil Tomson (BES).
The British Endodontic Society (BES) recently invited proposals from UK based applicants wishing to undertake immediate research to address the impacts of Aerosol Generating Procedures (AGPs) in dentistry during the COVID-19 pandemic. The Society had an excellent response and has subsequently increased its funding by more than 100%, awarding it to three separate research groups. “We are delighted to have received such great feedback to our research call having received many, high quality, fundable submissions” said Dr Phil Tomson, Chair of the BES Research Committee. “Due to the unique circumstances and potential tangible outcomes we have taken the decision to award three grants that offer different qualities. These will provide robust reassurance around the safety of carrying out AGPs with conventional mitigating factors whilst investigating new opportunities to improve things further.” “The research committee
Please see further details on the following page BES Call for Research on AGPs with respect to COVID-19
The IFEA Board of Directors has announced that due to COVID-19 this year's planned WEC Congress in Chennai will consist of a series of 8 webinars, two per day between 23-26th September 2020, with the onsite event moving to 12-14th August 2021 in Chennai.
NHS England requests that all dental practices commence opening after 8th June where practices assess that they have the necessary IPC and PPE requirements in place
The President of the BES, Dr Sanjeev Bhanderi, supported by BES Council, has been invited to join the various working groups involved in post COVID-19 planning. These have been established with the aim of providing information and guidance for the CDO in establishing protocols for the re-opening of practices.
The BES is pleased to announce the Harty Essay title for 20/21, particularly appropriate for this current situation but extremely important! Please also note that the closing dates of the Foundation Prize, Elective Prize and GDP Prize have been moved to 30th September for this year, to allow for limited access to Practices at this current time. 2020/2021 Harty Essay Prize
The Society is sorry to inform you that there will be a temporary cessation of members receiving the IEJ in the post as this message has just been sent by the Wiley Publishing Manager for the IEJ. 'As more and more people are affected by COVID-19 restrictions, I am writing to share an important update on decisions Wiley is making to manage publishing operations during the pandemic. The move to work-from-home practices in many regions globally, often in combination with country-wide lockdowns, is leading to disruption throughout the publishing workflow. Wiley leadership is meeting daily to assess the situation and develop appropriate mitigation strategies. I will keep you informed as decisions are taken. Right now, the most acute challenge relates to the distribution of print content. In many countries, distribution of print
"As outgoing President of theBritish Endodontic Society, I am delighted to hand over the badge of office to Dr Sanj Bhanderi. We have accomplished this in a quiet location, without an audience, but with due ceremony as is fitting and necessary as a result of the Covid-19 outbreak, which has severely curtailed normal daily activities. I would like to take this opportunity to thank my fellow committee officers and members, family, friends and colleagues for their support and help during my successful year of office. My most sincere best wishes and gratitude goes to our Society Administrator - Annabel Thomas - who works tirelessly on behalf of the BES and without whom we would not be the effective Society we are, and less of a positive influence for good within endodontics in the
With regard to COVID 19 we would like to make confirm with your where information produced by NHSE/I is housed. All letters, standard operating procedures and associated documents are housed here: https://www.england.nhs.uk/coronavirus/primary-care/. Keep this link handy (in your favourites maybe), and check it on a regular basis for updated documentation. Dental specific information is at the Dental practice tab. To also note – A COVID-19 update for primary dental care professionals has been published today (20th March) “Issue 2 - Preparedness letter for primary dental care – 20 March 2020”. We appreciate that the whole oral health community is working in new and unpredictable times and we appreciate your support in using the links above which will aid our team in ensuring we can get information to you in an expedient manner. Office of the