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Dental regulator publishes conflicts of interest case study

The General Dental Council has joined eight other regulators in signing a joint statement following the NHS' publication ?of guidance on how to manage conflicts of interest.

Published: 21/08/2017

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Why black, white and silver are the colours this season

BDIA Showcase marks the announcement of three important milestones for Philips Oral Healthcare and the company is inviting dental professionals to visit stand M40 to find out why black, white and silver...

Published: 21/08/2017

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Investigations being resolved earlier with defence union support

More dental professionals are turning to the Dental Defence Union (DDU) for support with patient complaints and GDC investigations but there has been an increase in GDC cases being resolved at an...

Published: 21/08/2017

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Celebrating 100 members

The Faculty of Dental Trainers (FDT) is pleased to have recently welcomed its 100th member since its launch a year ago.

Published: 21/08/2017

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Man pleads guilty to fraud charges following illegal tooth whitening prosecution

A man has pleaded guilty to charges of fraud for using the title of dentist without being registered with the General Dental Council (GDC) and illegally profiting from dentistry.

Published: 21/08/2017

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Oral reconstruction global symposium

The Oral Reconstruction Foundation (formerly CAMLOG Foundation) has announced the dates for the 2018 Oral Reconstruction Global Symposium.

Published: 21/08/2017

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Supporting a rising star

Coltene has always strived to give back to those in need, whether that means working in partnership with other companies or making donations directly to deserving charities and organisations.

Published: 21/08/2017

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Long-established practice sold with specialist advisors

Specialist business property adviser, Christie & Co has announced the sale of Old Swan Dental Practice in Liverpool, Merseyside.

Published: 21/08/2017

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New territory managers

BioHorizons has announced the expansion of its sales force with the appointment of four new territory managers.

Published: 21/08/2017

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Endodontic regional meeting

The British Endodontic Society is holding its 2017 regional meeting in Edinburgh on November 17-18, at the Sheraton Grand Hotel and Spa.

Published: 21/08/2017

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Dentists respond to new report on care for over-65s

The British Dental Association has responded to a new report suggesting at least 1.8m people aged 65 and over could have an urgent dental condition.

Published: 21/08/2017

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Freeze on FD trainers’ pay

The BDA has expressed its concern that the freeze on service costs to foundation dentists’ educational supervisors has continued once again. 

Published: 21/08/2017

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“Act now on oral health of care home residents”

The British Dental Association (BDA) has called on ministers, health commissioners and care home owners to act on conclusions from a new Healthwatch report, which shows elderly residents do not always have...

Published: 21/08/2017

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Response to HPV vaccination decision

The British Association of Dental Nurses, the UK’s professional association for dental nurses, joined the Faculty of General Dental Practice (UK) and other prominent dental associations in condemning the decision of the...

Published: 21/08/2017

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The John Zamet Memorial Prize

The John Zamet Memorial Prize in Periodontal Research is offered in association with the Alpha Omega London Chapter and Charitable Trust.

Published: 09/08/2017

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Unhealthy gums could put older women at higher risk of developing many forms of deadly cancer

A new study, which looked at data from 65,000 post-menopausal women between the ages of 54 and 86, found those with a history of gum disease were 14 per cent more likely...

Published: 09/08/2017

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Glasgow’s ‘Big Smile Big Band’ world record attempt

It is official! Guinness World Records has verified that the University of Glasgow’s Dental School, sponsored by the British Endodontic Society, successfully created the world’s biggest ever smile during the Big Smile...

Published: 09/08/2017

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Dental regulator supports statement issuing advice on conflicts of interest

The General Dental Council has joined eight other regulators in signing a joint statement following the NHS’ publication of guidance on how to manage conflicts of interest.

Published: 09/08/2017

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Dentaid launches new volunteering trip to Zambia

International dental charity Dentaid has launched a new volunteering opportunity for dental professionals in the beautiful country of Zambia.

Published: 09/08/2017

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Opening soon!

Rodericks Dental Ltd is has announced that it has recently been commissioned by NHS England Central Midlands to provide a new dental service in Spalding, Lincolnshire.

Published: 09/08/2017

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Welsh Government's creative accounting does not equal new investment

Money pledged to expand dental services in Wales represents just a quarter of the sum taken out of dental budget each year, says the British Dental Association (BDA).

Published: 09/08/2017

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Scottish Government risks raising the drawbridge to health professions

The British Dental Association (BDA) has accused the Scottish Government of backtracking on its manifesto pledges and shutting off access to the health professions to those on modest incomes, following significant cuts...

Published: 09/08/2017

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Winner of Dental Adviser Top Awards

3M Oral Care has been named a Top Award Winner 2017 by The Dental Advisor.

Published: 09/08/2017

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Fundraising for the exemptions campaign

The BADT Council has arranged a fundraising event to support its exemptions campaign.

Published: 08/08/2017

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Interchangeable magnification loupe system launched

Orascoptic has introduced OmniOptic – an interchangeable magnification loupe that allows the clinician to select the optimal magnification power for each procedure.

Published: 04/08/2017

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Has the antibiotic course had its day?

The Faculty of General Dental Practice (FGDP(UK)) has responded to ‘The antibiotic course has had its day’, the widely-publicised article in the latest edition of the British Medical Journal, which challenges the...

Published: 02/08/2017

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“Proposals to cap legal costs do not go far enough”

Recommendations to establish a working party to examine fixing costs for clinical negligence claims valued at up to £25,000 do not go far enough to reduce the burden of litigation on the...

Published: 02/08/2017

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Winning across the board

From products across the globe, the 2017 Beauty Shortlist Mama and Baby Awards has revealed this year’s winners.

Published: 02/08/2017

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Dentist removed from register for failings spanning 12 years

A dentist has been removed from the General Dental Council’s (GDC) register of dental professionals after a series of failings which span 12 years.

Published: 02/08/2017

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“Pay restraint undermines progress on expenses for Scottish GDPs”

The British Dental Association Scotland has responded to the Scottish Government’s announcement of pay awards for 2017/18.

Published: 02/08/2017

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BDIA Dental Showcase to provide platform for chief dental officer

BDIA Dental Showcase, the UK’s largest dental event, is working with the Office of the Chief Dental Officer England (OCDO), to promote and raise awareness of a range of oral health campaigns...

Published: 31/07/2017

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“Fixed recoverable costs delay is another step backwards”

Commenting on the postponement of the government’s decision on its consultation on capping fixed recoverable costs in clinical negligence cases, Chris Kenny, chief executive of MDDUS, said, “Almost three years have passed...

Published: 31/07/2017

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Dental practice in South Wales announces new ownership

Gafyn Poulton, a qualified dentist, has acquired the Hawthorn Dental practice in Pontypridd with the support of a six figure loan from Royal Bank of Scotland.

Published: 31/07/2017

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New members appointed to GDC Council

The General Dental Council has welcomed new members to its council, whose appointments have been confirmed by the Privy Council.

Published: 31/07/2017

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A platform for academic rising stars

For the first time, the British Orthodontic Conference is giving a platform to three academic rising stars who will share their current research projects at BOC 2017 –www.bos.org.uk/BOC-Manchester-2017

Published: 31/07/2017

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GDC suspend registration for use of counterfeit equipment

The General Dental Council is highlighting the importance of buying safe, legitimate equipment after a dentist was suspended for three months for repeatedly buying counterfeit items online.

Published: 31/07/2017

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BDA condemns long waiting times for children to have tooth extractions

Provisional figures on hospital waiting times obtained by the British Dental Association show that as many as 400 children in Greater Glasgow and Clyde with extensive tooth decay are stuck on a...

Published: 31/07/2017

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National nursing conference

The 2017 National Dental Nursing Conference will be held at the Milton Keynes Hilton on November 17-18.

Published: 31/07/2017

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Expanding team strengthens support offered to implant dentists

Dentists who offer implant treatment now have improved access to Anthogyr Ltd’s range of high performing, affordable dental implants.

Published: 31/07/2017

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Exciting developments

A new, dynamic logo is not the only change taking place, in what is proving to be a momentous year in KaVo’s history. 

Published: 28/07/2017

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Practice goodwill values – the top of the market?

The National Association of Specialist Dental Accountants and Lawyers (NASDAL) has released the results of its latest goodwill survey and it does appear that, following a number of years of impressive growth,...

Published: 28/07/2017

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Keep up-to-date

Oral-B has released the dates for their next series of Up-To-Date seminars.  Each of these popular evening sessions will be comprised of two 45-minute lectures.

Published: 28/07/2017

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Dental charity CEO takes on Ironman Challenge

The CEO of international dental charity Dentaid has shown his mettle by completing the gruelling Ironman challenge.

Published: 28/07/2017

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Award-winning campaign against counterfeits

The BDIA has announced that its 2017 BDIA CSIDI (Counterfeits and Substandard Instruments and Devices Initiative) advertising campaign is the winner of the Highest Believability category and joint winner of the Highest...

Published: 28/07/2017

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Website launch

BioMin Technologies, the company behind the toothpaste ingredient which reduces tooth sensitivity, helps replace lost mineral from tooth surfaces and protects against decay, has launched its new website: www.biomin.co.uk

Published: 28/07/2017

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No extension recommended for HPV vaccinations

Many in the dental industry have condemned news that the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI) has decided not to recommend an extension of the human papilloma virus (HPV) vaccination to...

Published: 28/07/2017

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Dentists advised to check the small print

The BDA has warned dentists to check the small print on their indemnity policies to ensure they are appropriately covered.

Published: 28/07/2017

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Setting standards

A-dec is known as one of the most trusted names in dentistry for good reason.

Published: 28/07/2017

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Recognised qualifications more important than ever

One of the UK’s leading dental academies has said that recognised postgraduate qualifications will be paramount to the industry in future years.

Published: 28/07/2017

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