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Mythbusters and tips for dentists: full list by issue number

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John Milne is our Senior National Dental Adviser. Here he clears up some common myths about our inspections of dental services and shares agreed guidance.


Dental mythbuster 1: Use and disposal of dental amalgam 


Dental mythbuster 2: Keeping up to date for the dental practice team


Dental mythbuster 3: Dental radiography and X-rays


Dental mythbuster 4: Drugs and equipment for a medical emergency


Dental mythbuster 5: Legionella and dental waterline management


Dental mythbuster 6: Storing Glucagon injection


Dental mythbuster 7: Use of safer sharps


Dental mythbuster 8: Dental care records


Dental mythbuster 9: Hand hygiene


Dental mythbuster 10: Safe and effective conscious sedation


Dental mythbuster 11: Statutory notifications to CQC


Dental mythbuster 12: Validation of decontamination equipment


Dental mythbuster 13: Lone working in a dental practice setting


Dental mythbuster 14: Safeguarding training (unpublished)


Dental mythbuster 15: 24-hour retirement from NHS contract and CQC registration


Dental mythbuster 16: Business continuity plans in primary care dental services


Dental mythbuster 17: Audit and improvement in primary dental services


Dental mythbuster 18: Decontamination in the dental treatment room


Dental mythbuster 19: Staff recruitment


Dental mythbuster 20: Using interpreters (language and British Sign Language)


Dental mythbuster 21: Fire safety


Dental mythbuster 22: CCTV in dental practices


Dental mythbuster 23: Consent to dental treatment


Dental mythbuster 24: Medical resuscitation equipment for domiciliary dental care


Dental mythbuster 25: Sepsis


Dental mythbuster 26: Safe use of lasers


Dental mythbuster 27: Well-led?


Dental mythbuster 28: Safeguarding adults at risk


Dental mythbuster 29: Safeguarding children and young people at risk


Dental mythbuster 30: Laundering of protective clothing


Dental mythbuster 31: Personal protective equipment requirements during coronavirus (COVID-19) within dental practices


Dental mythbuster 32: Wellbeing of dentists and the dental team


Dental mythbuster 33: Detecting oral cancer and improving outcomes in primary care


Dental mythbuster 34: Complaints management


Dental mythbuster 35: Medicines management in dental practices


Dental mythbuster 36: Security of blank prescription forms

Last updated:
29 November 2021