Highlights the benefit of consistency in defining urgent and emergency dental conditions.
Explores the variation in public and professional opinion on the management of common urgent dental presentations.
Highlights a lack of awareness around the most appropriate way to access unscheduled dental care amongst the public.
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Authors 3, 4 and 5 are all dental surgeons who undertake occasional work in dental urgent care settings. Author 5 is a clinical commissioner for urgent and emergency care services.
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Grossman, A., Kim, N., Stagnell, S. et al. Assessment of public and professional perceptions of access to unscheduled dental care. Br Dent J 224, 815–820 (2018). https://doi.org/10.1038/sj.bdj.2018.357