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Article: Volume 47 Number 5 Page 386 - May 2020

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  Dent Update 2020; 47: 386-388

Guest Editorial:  Proposal for a Strategy and Staged Return to Dentistry for UK General Dental Practice

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Abstract: Since the shutdown of UK dentistry on the 25 March 2020, at the time of writing, regional health teams have worked tirelessly to set up 219 Urgent Dental Centres (UDCs) to treat those in the population facing the very worst dental emergencies. They should be greatly commended for this effort.

Author notes: Views from the Women of Wessex Dental Peer Review Group Meeting of 21 April 2020 summarized, on behalf of the group, by Luke and Jenny Wordley, BDS, The Borough Dental Practice in Downton (

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