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Dental injuries are commonly encountered in ED practice. It is crucial that emergency doctors and nurses are capable of providing adequate first aid and stabilisation procedures till patients get definitive interventions from dental surgeons.

Details on management of dental trauma are now available on the dental trauma page on this website.

Our Clinical Nurse Practitioner, Michael Holroyd has put together an essential dental kit. It is located in the drug room as shown on the featured photo. The kit contains easy reference books and instruction leaflets too. If in doubt, please contact your consultant or Michael Holroyd for guidance.

Michael Holroyd showing location of dental box in main drug room