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The July digital edition of The Probe is out now!


  Posted by: The Probe      4th July 2018

In this month’s issue of The Probe we bring you some very interesting news. Firstly, there are changes to the use of dental amalgam in relation to reducing the release of mercury into the environment. The new regulation does not ban the use of amalgam, but there are some very important changes, which you can read about on page 14; most notably, from now (the beginning of July), amalgam should not be used in the treatment of deciduous teeth, children under 15 years old and pregnant or breastfeeding women – except in very specific circumstances. By early next year and beyond, further restrictions will come into place, so keep your eyes peeled for updates because this will affect everyone in the profession.

Elsewhere, as we head deeper into the summer season, and the more we check our social media platforms with increasing jealousy, more people are jetting off on holiday. In order to work effectively with patients that may have had dental treatment while out of the UK, Debbie Herbst from the Dental Defence Union offers some tips on managing these patients and why it’s important to seek previous dental records and other information before carrying out any work.

And on that note, if you’re heading abroad anytime soon, have fun and take care!

Jack Cheeseman – The Probe

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