COVID-19 for dentists

Training for dentists

Welcome to our Right to Care training guide for Dentists, we hope you find this information useful.

Dentists can play 2 roles in the COVID-19 pandemic:

  1. Performing emergency dental procedures which may be aerosol generating procedures
  2. Assisting the COVID response team with screening, testing and triaging patients, where there is a shortage of doctors.

We recommend working through the following documents to equip dentists with the information and skills required to fulfil their job requirements. Please see below for a recommended training agenda.


1) Basic training on COVID-19:

Click here for presentation without narration

Click here for presentation with narration

2) Training for dentists, click here

3) Training on forms to complete when testing for COVID-19, click here

4) Prof Rabie training videos:

How to prepare for testing

How to put on PPE

Specimen collection, Part 1

Specimen collection, Part 2

Removing PPE

5) Cheat sheet for facility nurses, click here

6) Home Isolation Information Sheet, click here

7) Household Contacts Information Sheet, click here

8) Clinic Preparedness checklist, click here

9) Guide for health care workers to protect themselves and their families, click here

10) Guidelines for management of COVID-19 for nurses in clinics, click here

9) IPC Guideline, click here

Powerpoint presentations can either be played in video format using the prerecorded narrations, or they can be used as powerpoint slides and narrated by a presenter.

Please be aware that information is changing rapidly as this pandemic is progressing, so please make sure that you have the most up to date versions of the training materials.  Different countries and regions may have differing guidelines, so please adapt these materials where necessary.

Remember that all workers aiding in the pandemic response need to be protected, supported, monitored, inspired, and appreciated, as it is a difficult time for everyone.

If you have any questions or concerns about these materials, if you require further support, or documents in an editable format or translated into different languages, please feel free to contact us on

Wishing you all the best in your fight against COVID-19!

Kind regards

Right to Care

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