Dr Andrew Chandrapal
The UK's lockdown affected everyone in different ways, but dental professionals and other healthcare providers were faced with very specific challenges, both personal and professional.
Dr Andrew Chandrapal is a practice principal at Bourne Dental and also sits on the DDU council. In this short video interview, he discusses his own personal experiences of lockdown, how it affected his practice and the relationship with patients, the transition back to lockdown, his thoughts on how we collectively manage the next phases of the pandemic, and the support the DDU has offered during this exceptional period in our lives.
This article was correct at publication on 02/09/2020. It is intended as general guidance for members only. If you are a member and need specific advice relating to your own circumstances, please contact one of our advisers.
Working in private practice, Andrews special interests lie in complex rehabilitation and wear management.
Having gained a distinction in prosthodontics (MClinDent), he is also a Kois Centre Graduate, a past-president for the British Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, and a post-graduate tutor for Kings College London. He also sits on many editorial boards, including the DDU's Council.
Andrew is key opinion leader to the industry within clinical photography, toothwear and composites and frequently lectures in many countries as director of IndigoDent Education.
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