Covid-19: Asymptomatic/presymptomatic and the next patient?

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Mark-Steven Howe takes a close look at a new systematic review estimating the extent of true asymptomatic individuals and the associated risk of community spread.

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#EmergingMinds webinars: supporting children and young people through the COVID-19 pandemic

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André Tomlin presents the recent series of #EmergingMinds webinars on how we can best support the mental health of children and young people during the coronavirus pandemic. These free online events brought together experts in the field to answer the questions of parents, carers, practitioners and educators.

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The tyranny of average and guideline development for PPE

The reviewers identified researchers found it difficult to control for variation

In this opinion piece Mark-Steven Howe considered the challenges of basing decisions on of average values for decision making when infection is not evenly distributed either geographically nor demographically

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Free-standing clean air systems – are they effective in dental practice?

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In this blog Mark-Steven Howe looks at what evidence is available regarding the use of free-standing clean air systems in dental practice. There was little direct evidence of the benefits of free-standing clean air systems in dental practice.

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Which occupations have the highest potential exposure to the coronavirus (COVID-19)?

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Mark-Steven Howe takes a look at recent data from the Office for National Statistics on estimated occupational exposure to generic disease, and physical proximity focusing on the dentists and a number of other professional groups.

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Are we sleepwalking into PPE paralysis?

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In this opinion piece Mark-Steven Howe looks at the estimated prevalence of covid-19 in the UK and the impact that it may have on the design of studies to test PPE.

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COVID-19 Dental Elf blogs

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On this page we have compiled all our dental blogs related to the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS- CoV-2) or COVID-19 outbreak.

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Re-opening of dental services: A rapid review of international sources

Systematic reviews of antidepressants have found beneficial effects overall on depressive symptoms and suicidality in adults and in children.

Mark-Steven Howe looks at this rapid review of recommendations for re-opening dental services following changes to dental services as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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