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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Dental mythbuster 1: Disposal of dental amalgam (unpublished) 


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Dental mythbuster 14: Safeguarding training (unpublished) 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 

Last updated:
08 February 2021