The chief dental officer (CDO) for Scotland has updated the profession on the future of infection and prevention control in dental practices.
In a letter to practices, CDO Tom Ferris revealed that work is underway to examine how policy can change according to new developments, such as vaccinations.
As it stands, all dental patients currently remain in the ‘medium risk’ – or amber – pathway.
He writes: ‘There is clearly a pent up demand from patients wishing to see their dental team and a backlog of unmet need.
‘The key to unlocking more clinical care is the development of more proportionate but safe IPC guidance, especially if we move beyond level 0 later in the summer.’