Firstly, from everybody at the Oral Health Foundation, we hope you and your loved ones are safe, healthy and in good spirits in what is an extremely difficult time.
Following a two-and-a-half-month closure, dental practices were given the green light to re-open in England on 8 June. This is undoubtedly good news and a relief for many of us as patients. Dental practices have been working hard to make the necessary changes to make our visits as safe and comfortable as possible.
It’s not quite business as usual. The amount of treatments on offer might be limited and the number of patients that can be seen will be reduced. In this issue, we have summarised some of the most important changes so that you are able to know to expect upon your next dental visit.
During June, we have also been campaigning as part of National Smile Month. We have continued to reach out to vulnerable groups and individuals, to support them with their oral health. We have done this safely with digital resources and online toolkits. Our Dental Helpline has also received a staggering amount of calls from people looking for advice and reassurance.
Please enjoy this edition of Word of Mouth and thank you once again for your ongoing support.