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BAPD partners with Confidential; supports dental laboratories


  Posted by: The Probe      3rd September 2020

The British Association of Private Dentistry (BAPD) has announced that it has partnered with confidential listening and emotional first aid service, Confidential, and that it has also been urging its membership to support their dental laboratories through the Covid-19 pandemic.

Recognising the importance of mental well-being within the dental profession, the BAPD chose to partner with Confidental, a confidential listening and emotional first aid service staffed entirely by dentists. Confidental provides a 24-hour, 7 days per week, 365 days a year, service for dentists who may be struggling, for any reason, and need a sounding board or some advice on where to turn next. The pressures on the profession have never been greater, and a service such as this, by people who understand these pressures, has never been more essential.

Meanwhile, it is crucial that dental laboratories, which play a vital role in the provision of dental treatment for patients, are supported financially during the Covid-19 crisis. With fewer laboratory-made devices being prescribed because of practice closures, the effect on cash flow for small businesses such as dental laboratories, who rely wholly or in part on NHS/mixed service practices,  has been devastating, with reports of redundancies already and now business closures becoming a distinct possibility. The BAPD urges its membership to support their dental laboratories in any way they can during this difficult time.

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