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CleanCert briefing offers a bridge over troubled waters

The dental press came together at the BDA's British Dental Conference and Exhibition to hear CleanCert’s briefing on the fundamental need for proven water line infection control processes, what constitutes the ideal solution, and its success in a dental practice.

Published: 25/05/2018

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South Shields smile steals the show! First face of National Smile Month has a smile that lights up every room

Eighty-nine-year-old Isabelle Puttock, from South Shields, has been announced as the first face of National Smile Month 2018, having been chosen as a winner of the campaign’s Nominate A Smile competition.

Published: 25/05/2018

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Strong Teeth Make Strong Kids

Shocking research findings have revealed that 23 per cent of five-year-olds and nearly half (46 per cent) of eight-year-olds in the UK have obvious tooth decay in their primary teeth. Also, it was found that sadly, 35 per cent of 12-year-old children are too embarrassed to smile or laugh due to the condition of their teeth. These issues are particularly prevalent in UK children due to many factors, including poor oral care habits and nutrition.

Published: 24/05/2018

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Sugar targets: BDA and the Oral Health Foundation call for government intervention

The British Dental Association (BDA) and Oral Health Foundation have both expressed concern as a new report shows insufficient progress is being made on sugar reduction targets. Both organisations are warning that the pace and scope of reform needs to be increased significantly for the benefit of the population's oral and general health.

Published: 24/05/2018

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Contract reform: Half-measures risk sustainability of NHS dentistry

The British Dental Association (BDA) says government must let go of failed targets, as a report published today indicates mooted reforms of the failed NHS dental system could further undermine the financial sustainability of NHS practice. 

Published: 22/05/2018

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