The Dentist Magazine.

Refocussing regulation

The DDU welcomes the GDC’s stated intent to make regulation fairer for dental professionals, but says care must be taken to ensure the regulator’s remit is understood and adhered to.

Published: 28/04/2017

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National editorship role for dental expert

David Moles, professor of oral health services research and director of postgraduate education and research at Plymouth University Peninsula School of Dentistry, has been appointed deputy editor of the Community Dental Health...

Published: 27/04/2017

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Be inspired

The Oral Health Foundation is calling for National Smile Month 2017 to be an opportunity for health professionals to bring their communities together and be inspired to spread positive oral health messages...

Published: 27/04/2017

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Ivoclar Digital launches at IDS

The 37th International Dental Show (IDS) was the ideal occasion for Ivoclar Vivadent to announce the launch of its new Ivoclar Digital brand. 

Published: 27/04/2017

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50/50 partnership

Simplyhealth has successfully signed another 50/50 dental practice partnership with Fox Dental Care based in St Austell, Cornwall.

Published: 27/04/2017

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Microthreaded dental implants preserve crestal bone

Tooth loss is not simply an aesthetic problem for adults. It can have severe consequences to overall dental health, including complications with speech, eating, and overcompensation of the mouth due to the...

Published: 27/04/2017

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New dental practice opens in Manchester city centre

A new dental practice has opened in Manchester city centre to meet a growing demand for private and aesthetic dental services in the region. 

Published: 27/04/2017

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Shift the balance, but fitness to practise must come first

The British Dental Association (BDA) has told the General Dental Council (GDC) it must focus on the fundamentals and fix fitness to practise, as it responded to plans set out in the...

Published: 27/04/2017

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First Chinese student in Plymouth as part of dental partnership

Following the signing of memoranda of agreement between the University of Plymouth and four institutions in China last year, the first Chinese student to take advantage of one of the partnerships has...

Published: 26/04/2017

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Orthodontic legal challenge: Registration deadline extended, further procurement suspended

Following the BDA’s legal challenge, NHS England has extended this Friday’s (April 28) registration deadline for tenders to provide over £1/2bn of orthodontic services in the South of England.

Published: 26/04/2017

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Don’t mask gum problems with mouthwash

A north east dentist has warned of the dangers of masking bad breath and gum problems with mouthwash, fearing people could be putting their health at risk in an effort to stay...

Published: 26/04/2017

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Health and safety award

mydentist, one of the largest providers of NHS dentistry in the UK, has won the gold award at the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA) Health and Safety Awards 2017,...

Published: 26/04/2017

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BADN backs call for gender neutral HPV vaccinations

The British Association of Dental Nurses (BADN), the UK’s only professional association specifically for dental nurses and the largest DCP association, has backed the call for gender-neutral HPV vaccinations, following a survey...

Published: 26/04/2017

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New role for corporate chief exec

GK Strategy and its sister digital agency, onefourzero, have appointed Justin Ash as their new Chairman. Justin begins his new part-time position this week.

Published: 26/04/2017

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New study identifies successful method to reduce dental implant failure

According to the American Academy of Implant Dentistry (AAID), 15m Americans have crown or bridge replacements and three million have dental implants – with this latter number rising by 500,000 a year.

Published: 25/04/2017

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Give a child a toothbrush and change a life

A small community-based oral health project which has comprehensively demonstrated how effective it can be to initiate tooth-brushing programmes in schools has become the first winner of the newly created BSPD Outstanding...

Published: 25/04/2017

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Welcome to the team

Surgery Express is delighted to announce that it has added the innovative implant systems from TBR to its already-eclectic range of essential dental supplies.

Published: 25/04/2017

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Dentist to the stars

Richard Marques of Wimpole Street Dental is known by the dental industry as ‘The King Of Smiles’ – he is one of the UK’s leading celebrity dentists specialising in general dentistry, restorative...

Published: 25/04/2017

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Student project focuses on social housing and oral health

A group of dental students from Plymouth University Peninsula School of Dentistry are working with Plymouth Community Homes to investigate the relationship between social housing and oral health.

Published: 25/04/2017

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Inaugural World Orthodontic Health Day

News that the World Federation of Orthodontists (WFO) has created an annual World Orthodontic Health Day (WOHD) has been welcomed by the British Orthodontic Society. 

Published: 24/04/2017

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Overwhelming support from dentists for gender-neutral HPV vaccinations

The overwhelming majority of dentists and GPs are backing calls for the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination programme to be expanded to school-aged boys, according to a new survey.

Published: 24/04/2017

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Rave reviews following pilot launch

Researchers at the University of Huddersfield are developing new ways of using virtual reality (VR) to train surgeons.

Published: 24/04/2017

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Goodwill values – uncertainty creeps in

The results of the latest NASDAL (The National Association of Specialist Dental Accountants and Lawyers) goodwill survey seem to show a market that is a little less bullish and perhaps more uncertain...

Published: 24/04/2017

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Confidence Monitor is evolving

As dentistry in the UK continues to evolve, so too has Practice Plan’s NHS Confidence Monitor. 

Published: 24/04/2017

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Dentists call for charges shake up

Children and vulnerable patients risk losing out on access to free NHS dental treatment because of poor promotion and signposting of charge exemptions, says the British Dental Association (BDA), as polling shows...

Published: 24/04/2017

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Dentists call on next mayor to tackle Manchester’s £13m child tooth decay bill

Dentists have called on all candidates in the Greater Manchester Mayoral race to pledge to tackle the city region’s status at the bottom of the national league table for oral health.

Published: 24/04/2017

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Support for dental mission in Uganda

Henry Schein Dental UK supported The Salvadorian Children’s Earthquake Trust (SALCET) on their first dental mission in Uganda. 

Published: 24/04/2017

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Funding for student oral cancer project

A dental student from Plymouth University Peninsula Schools of Medicine and Dentistry (PUPSMD) has received an award of £1,000 from the Peninsula Medical Foundation, a charity which fundraises for PUPSMD, to pursue...

Published: 24/04/2017

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Turning in perfection

If you’re looking for a fully flexible, state of the art treatment centre, the new entry level Intego Ambidextrous from Dentsply Sirona provides style, comfort and functionality to suit every practitioner.

Published: 24/04/2017

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NHS dentists achieve new highs in public satisfaction

The British Dental Association (BDA) has welcomed new data from the King's Fund showing satisfaction in NHS dentistry at a nearly two-decade high.

Published: 21/04/2017

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New GDP exam

The RCSEd's Faculty of Dental Surgery is launching a new exam in response to research it has carried out that identified a skills gap between general dental care and specialist treatment.

Published: 21/04/2017

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Continuing education and tooth wear

Professor Andrew Eder explores the significance of continuing education in relation to tooth wear to build on undergraduate knowledge, in order to meet the growing needs of patients suffering from pathological surface...

Published: 21/04/2017

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Gaining traction

Align Technology’s latest aesthetic teeth straightening product designed specifically for general dentists– Invisalign Go –is gaining considerable traction in the profession.

Published: 21/04/2017

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Children’s tooth decay preventable with low-cost, easy treatment

Research has found that applying fluoride varnish to children’s teeth is just as effective at preventing tooth decay as the alternative and could save the NHS money.

Published: 21/04/2017

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Educational resources are key

National Smile Month organisers, the Oral Health Foundation, are encouraging dental care professionals to get ready for this year’s campaign and support the charity by getting hold of their exclusive educational resources.

Published: 21/04/2017

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FGDP(UK) announces business plan outline

The Faculty of General Dental Practice (UK) has published an outline of its plans for 2017/18.

Published: 21/04/2017

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Dental diary app

UK innovator, Welltime, has announced its latest dental solution: the Dental Diary app.

Published: 21/04/2017

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Crowning glory for Birmingham student

The dental clinical skills competition to discover the UK's best undergraduate dentist reached its climax at the Grand Final in Edinburgh.

Published: 21/04/2017

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Digital, flexible and, now, open

For over 30 years Cerec from Dentsply Sirona has provided a comprehensive and proven digital system for delivering restorations in a single visit.

Published: 21/04/2017

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New rules on amalgam agreed at EU level

The European Parliament has voted in favour of a gradual phase-down in dental amalgam.

Published: 10/04/2017

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Launch of dental infection control journal

The Organization for Safety, Asepsis and Prevention (OSAP), a community of clinicians, educators, consultants, researchers and industry representatives who advocate for the Safest Dental Visit, has announced the launch of the Journal...

Published: 10/04/2017

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Hormone replacement therapy shown to be highly effective in reducing gum disease and tooth loss

Hormone replacement therapy (HRT) has been credited with helping women manage a range of menopause-related issues, including hot flushes, heart health and bone density, and now new research suggests HRT could be...

Published: 10/04/2017

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Dentists’ views wanted urgently for HPV vaccination survey

A pressure group is asking dentists to participate in a new survey that seeks their views on the HPV vaccination programme.

Published: 10/04/2017

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Training dentists of the future

Sherwood Forest Hospitals and Health Education England unveil virtual reality training for dentists of the future.

Published: 10/04/2017

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Healthcare team recognised among best in the UK

Chambers UK, one of the world’s largest researching guide for lawyers, has given Veale Wasbrough Vizard's (VWV) Healthcare team its highest ranking – band 1. Five out of seven ranked lawyers in...

Published: 10/04/2017

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Award in research in prosthodontics and implants

The International Association for Dental Research (IADR) presented Professor David Bartlett from King’s College London’s Dental Institute with the IADR Distinguished Scientist Award in Prosthodontics and Implants.

Published: 10/04/2017

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A new scientific experience within implant dentistry

In 2017, Dentsply Sirona Implants welcomes dental professionals from all over the world to the World Summit Tour, a scientific congress on implant dentistry. 

Published: 10/04/2017

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The trauma of dental trauma

What are the impacts of a childhood dental injury and to what extent does the ensuing treatment help recovery, both physical and emotional?

Published: 10/04/2017

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A sell-out success

On Saturday, March 11, 2017, the British Endodontic Society (BES) held its annual Spring Scientific Meeting at the Institution of Civil Engineers in London to a packed house of over 230 delegates,...

Published: 10/04/2017

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The Smile Stealers – The Fine and Foul Art of Dentistry

The third and final volume of the award-winning series that began with The Sick Rose and Crucial Interventions, The Smile Stealersprobes the evolution of dentistry from the excruciating endeavours of crude early...

Published: 06/04/2017

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Five policies which would change the state of children’s oral health

Following the recent release of what are incredibly disturbing and entirely avoidable statistics from the Faculty of Dental Surgery (FDS) showing that tooth extractions in children aged four and under have increased...

Published: 06/04/2017

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New UK website launched

eBrace is inviting visitors to explore its new UK website, which launched recently. The site aims to provide a valuable resource for patients considering lingual orthodontics, with a step-by-step guide to treatment,...

Published: 06/04/2017

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Changes to NHS Scotland complaints handling procedure

From April 1, 2017, all NHS patient complaints in Scotland are now managed in accordance with the new NHS Scotland Complaints Handling Procedure. 

Published: 06/04/2017

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New chief executive

Tony Reed, executive director of the BDIA, is stepping down from his position.

Published: 06/04/2017

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Legal bid launched as committed providers squeezed out of NHS orthodontic contracts

The British Dental Association (BDA) has initiated legal proceedings against NHS England for setting up potentially impossible barriers to smaller contractors in tenders for over £1/2bn of orthodontic services.

Published: 06/04/2017

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Teen teeth solution

On Saturday, March 25, Align Technology announced the UK launch of Invisalign Teen with mandibular advancement, the first clear aligner solution for class II correction in growing tween and teen patients.

Published: 06/04/2017

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Students awarded

In a prestigious ceremony that took place on March 17, in The Library at the Royal College of Surgeons, the Association of Dental Groups (ADG) was pleased to present the coveted Bursary...

Published: 06/04/2017

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Free verifiable CPD for you and your team

The recent Colgate Sensitive Pro-Relief webinar held on Thursday, March 2, 2017, provided an invigorating session on dentine hypersensitivity and your patients. 

Published: 06/04/2017

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New president to lead global initiatives

Michael Norton, an oral surgeon from London, was appointed Academy of Osseointegration’s (AO) newest president at the organisation’s annual business meeting as part of its 2017 Annual Meeting in Orlando, Florida. He...

Published: 05/04/2017

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Treatment planning collaboration

Align Technology, Inc. has announced a collaboration with Digital Smile Design (DSD) that provides a streamlined workflow of the Invisalign system with DSD concept and protocols. 

Published: 05/04/2017

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Get on your bike

Did you know thatevery 20 minutes, someone in the UK is diagnosed with a blood cancer? 

Published: 05/04/2017

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The demise of the single-handed practitioner?

It seems that the single-handed dentistry model may be a thing of the past in the UK. 

Published: 05/04/2017

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Ruth Carrico to deliver keynote speech

The Organization for Safety, Asepsis and Prevention (OSAP), a community of clinicians, educators, consultants, researchers and industry representatives who advocate for the Safest Dental Visit, has announced that Ruth Carrico, associate professor...

Published: 05/04/2017

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Pay cuts add to decade of under investment

The British Dental Association (BDA) has said underinvestment in dentistry is bringing NHS services to the brink, as the Review Body on Doctors’ and Dentists’ Remuneration (DDRB) announced its recommendation of a below...

Published: 05/04/2017

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Child tooth decay analysis

New analysis from the Faculty of Dental Surgery at the Royal College of Surgeons has shown a 24 per cent rise in the number of tooth extractions performed on nought to four-year-olds...

Published: 05/04/2017

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Global survey

Brits know the risk but are lagging behind Brazilians, Mexicans, South Africans and Poles when it comes to making the right choices to maintain healthy teeth and gums.

Published: 05/04/2017

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Patient protection is at the heart of dental education

The General Dental Council (GDC) has published its Annual Review of Education 2014-16, to share good practice and learning in dental education across the United Kingdom.

Published: 05/04/2017

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Dental clinic brings a smile to Headington

310 Dental Care, a state-of-the-art private dental practice, has come under new ownership in Headington after the new owners, Saeid Haghri and Sundeep Rooprai, secured significant funding from NatWest. 

Published: 05/04/2017

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