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Health and safety

All health care sectors are subject to much regulation and dentistry is no exception.
During the COVID-19 pandemic, we answer your frequently asked questions on screening staff, contact tracing, referring staff for testing, and if a patient or staff have COVID-19.

We have put together a COVID-19 Return to work toolkit, including preparing your practice, reducing risks, ventilation, aerosol generating procedures (AGPs) and advice on PPE - It is designed to support you and your team to practise as safely and efficiently as possible. 



Dental unit waterlines

​Emergency drug poster

Health and safety

Healthcare waste

Infection control

Medical devices

Medical emergencies

Medical emergencies poster

Prescribing and medicines management 

Radiation protection

Record keeping during the COVID-19 pandemic

Returning to work toolkit - England
Returning to work toolkit - Wales

Returning to work toolkit - Scotland

Risk assessment
Risk assessments during the COVID-19 pandemic

Risk assessment - Pregnant - in patient-facing administrative role
Risk assessment - Pregnant - in patient-facing clinical role
Risk assessment - Pregnant - in non-patient-facing administrative role
Risk assessment - Pregnant - in non-patient-facing decontamination/cleaning role

Stay safe in general practice poster

Expert templates

Health and safety

Adverse incidents (duty of candour) protocol

Audit - Supplier contracts

Amalgam use and disposal protocol 

Environmental policy statement 

Fire action notice 

Health and safety policy 

Latex policy 

Manual handling assessment

Manual handling techniques 

Infection control and decontamination

Cleaning schedule example 

Decontaminating laboratory items 

Hand hygiene protocol 

Healthcare waste audit 

Healthcare waste disposal policy 

Hepatitis B - vaccine response letter 

Infection control annual statement - England 

Infection control policy 

Inoculation injuries policy 

Manual cleaning protocol 

Moving instruments to and from an LDU protocol 

New equipment selection protocol

Safer sharps - protocol and risk assessment for non-use 


Patient group direction 

Prescribing and dispensing policy 

Prescriptions for private patients

Radiation protection

Radiation protection - employers written procedures

Radiation equipment testing

Radiation protection file 

Risk Assessment

Risk assessment - dental practice

Risk assessment - hepatitis B non-responder 

Risk assessment - pregnant and nursing mothers 

Risk assessment - trainee nurse 

Risk assessment - work experience student 


Training essentials courses for the dental team, including:

  •  Leading a dental team
  • Running a safe and compliant practice

Webinars: live and on-demand lectures covering a range of subjects.
Conferences: information about the annual British Dental Conference and Exhibition, the Scottish Dental Conference and Exhibition, and group conferences for dentists in community and hospital dentistry
Branches and sections events listing


One-to-one advice

Extra and Expert members have access to unlimited one-to-one advice via phone or email from our experienced advisors. Contact our Practice support team on 0207 563 4572 or email:


We may record telephone conversations that are advisory in nature to offer you additional security, resolve complaints and improve our service standards. Conversations may also be monitored for staff training purposes. You will be alerted to this when you call.