Insights from CHL
As dental practices in the UK try to work out the best time to reopen in their specific circumstances, there’s a sharper focus on the role disinfectants will play in more stringent clinical infection control procedures: regular and continuous supply of those infection control products will play a major role’s in those decisions to reopen.
On January 30, 2020, the WHO (World Health Organisation) broadcast international concern about the existence of a novel (new) coronavirus. Since then, over 290,000 people have died across the world from the coronavirus secondary infection, known as COVID-19.
In a recent scientific review paper published in the International Journal of Oral Science, several leading Chinese scientists and clinicians highlight the challenges of managing infection risk in dental practice. The in-depth article discusses the potential transmission routes of the virus and the impact of airborne, contact, and contaminated surfaces spread.
CleanCert Ltd, a Wiltshire-based SME, which develops innovative dental products, is highlighting the oxidising properties of its mouthwash, OraWize+, to assist front-line dental teams in minimising airborne infection risk during the current Covid-19 pandemic.
Public Health England claims the widespread transmission of coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) is now “highly likely”. More than 98,000 have contracted the new virus since December 2019, and over 3,300 people have died from the associated respiratory disease (COVID-19).