Enhanced surveillance in dental settings

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As part of the Enhanced Surveillance of COVID-19 in Scotland (ESoCiS) programme, we are developing a workstream to include COVID-19 testing in dental settings across Scotland.

This workstream aims to contribute to improving our understanding of COVID-19 infection in the asymptomatic population in Scotland.

In a sample of dental clinics from all health boards, the dental clinical team will undertake swab testing of their patients attending for dental care.

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COVID-19 surveillance of asymptomatic patients in dental settings report

The main aim of this dental surveillance workstream is to investigate SARS-CoV-2 infection in asymptomatic-screened dental patients and inform community surveillance.

This report summaries analysis of twenty weeks of surveillance data collected from asymptomatic patients attending dental settings across Scotland from 3 August 2020 to 18 December 2020.