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Talking Point: Tassie dentists focus on urgent cases as they manage dwindling gear


Crocombe, LA and Du Bois, A, Talking Point: Tassie dentists focus on urgent cases as they manage dwindling gear, The mercury, Australia, 3 April, pp. 22-23. (2020) [Newspaper Article]

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The coronavirus outbreak has created major restrictions on the practice of dentistry in Tasmania. With the impact of COVID-19 continuing to significantly disrupt life, dealing with the increasing array of challenges is consuming a greater than normal amount of time and effort for many dental practices, a situation which may continue for some months yet.

Postponing all non-urgent dental services is an important measure to help limit the spread of coronavirus. Dental practices have already been significantly impacted, firstly through a critical shortage of Personal Protective Equipment, which is essential for safe dental practice, and then as spatial distancing recommendations and general community concern about COVID-19 reduced patient visits. As a result, many dental practices have already voluntarily closed to play their role in helping to reduce the spread of COVID-19.

Item Details

Item Type:Newspaper Article
Keywords:Coronavirus, dental services
Research Division:Biomedical and Clinical Sciences
Research Group:Dentistry
Research Field:Dentistry not elsewhere classified
Objective Division:Health
Objective Group:Public health (excl. specific population health)
Objective Field:Dental health
UTAS Author:Crocombe, LA (Associate Professor Leonard Crocombe)
ID Code:138370
Year Published:2020
Deposited By:UTAS Centre for Rural Health
Deposited On:2020-04-03
Last Modified:2020-04-07

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