What are your experiences of providing care at Urgent Dental Care Centres during the COVID-19 pandemic?
We are conducting a research study aiming to explore the experiences, including challenges, barriers and enablers, of providing care at Urgent Dental Care (UDC) centres in England during the COVID-19 pandemic. We are looking for dental healthcare professionals (i.e. dentists and dental nurses) that are or have been involved in care delivery at UDC centres across England.
More about the study
By participating in this study, you will have the opportunity to talk about your experiences of providing care at a UDC hub. Gaining a deep understanding of your experiences can also inform national efforts for optimising patient care and a safe return to care delivery in the dental setting. Findings of our research may improve our preparedness should a future wave of the novel virus or another pandemic occurs.
You will be asked to spare 30-45 minutes of your time for an online or via a phone call interview. The interview will be arranged at a convenient time for you, including evenings and/or weekends. Your participation will remain confidential and your interview data will be treated anonymously. This research study has been granted approval by the Faculty of Health Research and Integrity Ethics Committee of the University of Plymouth.Should you wish to find out more about the study and/or take part, please contact the researcher Anastasios Plessas.
Meet the research team
Mr Anastasios Plessas
Honorary University Fellow
Professor Robert Witton
Professor of Community Dentistry
Dr Martha Paisi
Senior Research Fellow in Public Health
Dr Ian Mills
Associate Professor of Primary Care Dentistry