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Published: 21/06/2017

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Launch of toolkit to support healthcare professionals in measuring their impact on the public’s health

Public Health England (PHE) and the Royal Society for Public Health (RSPH) have today published Everyday Interactions, a report which aims to support healthcare professionals to record and measure their public health...

Published: 21/06/2017

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Blast from the past hits top spot for orthodontics team

Music mad orthodontic nurses and their dental colleagues relived their past with leg warmers and fluorescent clothes when they took to the dance floor in aid of Cancer UK.

Published: 21/06/2017

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Exchange of ideas on inter-professional learning in dentistry

Three educators and clinicians from Plymouth University Peninsula School of Dentistry have visited New York University College of Dentistry to exchange ideas and experiences of inter-professional learning – where students training to...

Published: 21/06/2017

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Transforming lives on the Peruvian Amazon

Henry Schein Dental UK supports Edinburgh-based international development charity, Vine Trust. Together with supplier partner Belmont, the company will outfit the Vine Trust’s MV Forth Hope medical ship with two Belmont Voyager...

Published: 21/06/2017

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Dentist is driven to raise funds

A dentist is gearing up to raise money for Dentaid by driving from Britain to Siberia in his grandma’s ageing Renault Clio.

Published: 21/06/2017

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What has changed and how should we react?

Nigel Harradine, one of the UK’s best known and most thought-provoking lecturers in orthodontics over the last four decades, will be reflecting on landmark innovations when he takes the stage at the...

Published: 21/06/2017

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Brits turn to fresh fruit as the best way to curb sugar cravings

A new poll has revealed most Brits see fresh fruit as the answer to cutting added sugars out of their diet, a move which has been fully supported by the Oral Health...

Published: 21/06/2017

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Dentist awarded British Empire Medal

It has been announced that dentist Linda Greenwall has been awarded a British Empire Medal in the Queen’s Birthday Honours list in recognition of her services to dentistry and charity in the...

Published: 21/06/2017

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Guilty plea from illegal tooth whitener

Cheryl Brough, from Doncaster, pleaded guilty at Doncaster Magistrates’ court to one offence of illegal tooth whitening, following a prosecution by the General Dental Council (GDC).

Published: 21/06/2017

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Is the juicing craze fuelling a tooth erosion epidemic?

Fruit juices and smoothies have often been lauded by fitness companies to promote positive images of health and wellbeing but a leading charity is severely concerned that the trend of ‘juicing’ could...

Published: 21/06/2017

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NHS pay cap must end, say unions

The British Dental Association (BDA) has joined health associations and unions to urge a ‘change of direction’ on NHS pay restraint in this week’s Queen’s Speech. 

Published: 20/06/2017

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Sugar-free taste myth busted

New research by Peppersmith and the Oral Health Foundation as part of National Smile Month has highlighted a widespread belief that sugar-free products taste inferior to similar ones which include sugar, with...

Published: 20/06/2017

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Single adults leading growth in UK’s illegal tooth whitening

New research has discovered that single adults are driving an increase in the United Kingdom’s illegal tooth whitening industry, as thousands admit to putting themselves at risk by having the procedure carried...

Published: 20/06/2017

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Toothbrushing: handle with care

Professor Andrew Eder considers the damage that can be caused to the teeth if patients are too heavy-handed with their toothbrushing, as well as exploring other potential causes of abrasion and offering...

Published: 20/06/2017

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Local Dental Committees annual conference

Twenty-six topics were debated on June 8-9, at the Local Dental Committees Annual Conference in Birmingham, which was attended by 161 LDC representatives and 27 from the BDA’s General Dental Practice Committee...

Published: 20/06/2017

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New brand identity unveiled

Dental Directory has unveiled a new brand identity following a period of significant investment to grow its one-stop-shop offering. 

Published: 20/06/2017

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Claims solution for Scotland

Whether you are working in private or NHS practice, it is vital that you provide your patients with the very best service.

Published: 15/06/2017

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Anhydrous stannous fluoride toothpaste beats sensitivity pain fast

GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) Consumer Healthcare, the manufacturer of sensitive toothpaste brand Sensodyne, recently announced the launch of new Sensodyne Rapid Relief.

Published: 15/06/2017

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Presenting the latest all-ceramic innovations

Italian Dental Style was launched in 2005 and was designed to enable dental professionals to identify others who are passionate about the industry and maintaining high quality standards in all fields of...

Published: 15/06/2017

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Dental professionals in Scotland get legal protection when apologising

On June 19, 2017, the complete Apologies (Scotland) Act 2016 comes into force in Scotland, providing legal protection for dental professionals when apologising to patients. 

Published: 15/06/2017

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BSDHT appoints new director of operations

The British Society of Dental Hygiene and Therapy (BSDHT), is delighted to announce the appointment of Sharon Broom as its new Director of Operations effective immediately.

Published: 15/06/2017

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Dentist leaders call on JCVI to back blanket HPV vaccinations

The British Dental Association (BDA) has called on the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI) to back vaccination of boys against the Human Papilloma Virus (HPV).

Published: 15/06/2017

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Switch your patients’ daily toothpaste and protect their future oral health

Clinical evidence suggests a small behaviour modification, like including an antibacterial toothpaste into the daily oral care routine, can improve patients’ effectiveness in preventing common oral diseases, beyond what can be achieved...

Published: 15/06/2017

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The fight against mouth cancer

Simplyhealth Professionals has announced its sponsorship of Boundaries for Life and this year’s cricket season.

Published: 15/06/2017

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Mobile unit provides care for vulnerable people

Homeless and vulnerable people in Winchester and Salisbury have been provided with dental care onboard a mobile dental unit operated by the charity Dentaid. 

Published: 15/06/2017

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Visiting virtual beach improves patient experience

Imagine walking along a South Devon beach on a lovely day. The waves are lapping on the shore, rabbits are scurrying in the undergrowth and the bells of the local church are...

Published: 15/06/2017

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Improving quality of oral health in care homes

The British Society of Dental Hygiene and Therapy (BSDHT), has welcomed new quality standards released by the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) which focus on improving the oral health...

Published: 14/06/2017

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Storm in a teacup

One in seven British adults are exceeding their advised daily intake in sugar from tea and coffee alone, prompting a leading charity to issue concern over the health consequences it could have...

Published: 14/06/2017

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CQC seeks views on next phase of regulation

The Care Quality Commission (CQC) is consulting on a further set of proposals which will help shape the next phase of regulation for health and social care across the country. 

Published: 14/06/2017

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Dentists’ leaders urge action as 80 per cent of toddlers miss out on dental care

The British Dental Association (BDA) has responded to new data from the Faculty of Dental Surgery (FDS) at the Royal College of Surgeons showing that 80 per cent of one- to two-year-olds...

Published: 14/06/2017

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Call for posters

As part of this year’s Oral Health Conference and Exhibition, the British Society of Dental Hygiene and Therapy (BSDHT) is calling for submissions to its Annual Poster Competition.

Published: 14/06/2017

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New digital brand launched

The Dentistry Show 2017 saw Ivoclar Vivadent UK and Ireland showcase its new brand, Ivoclar Digital, to the British market for the first time since it’s official launch at IDS, Cologne, in...

Published: 14/06/2017

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The Chitrakoot Project

Oral surgeon Naresh Sharma talks about the pioneering work of his charity in rural India and its long partnership with AOG UK.

Published: 14/06/2017

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Rallying cry in support of dental check by one

Speaking at the British Dental Association conference, Claire Stevens, a consultant in paediatric dentistry and vice-president of the British Society of Paediatric Dentistry, urged her audience to support BSPD’s campaign to make...

Published: 14/06/2017

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Registration open for implant symposium

BioHorizons, a provider of dental implants, is inviting dental professionals to consider the future of implant dentistry at its Magic ‘I’ Symposium, a three-dimensional look at the future of implant dentistry.

Published: 14/06/2017

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Calling young dentists interested in dental implantology

The Association of Dental Implantology (ADI) is hosting the ADI Young Dentist Day on Saturday, September 2, 2017, at IET London, Savoy Place.

Published: 14/06/2017

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Rap recorded to promote oral health

A team of adults with learning disabilities has recorded a rap to promote important messages about oral health.

Published: 13/06/2017

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London college opens centre for dental sciences

In partnership with The University of Bolton, a brand new centre for dental sciences will open at Barnet and Southgate College in September 2017. 

Published: 13/06/2017

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Charity's president returns to praise Dundee dental students

President of the Oral Health Foundation, Janet Goodwin, visited the University of Dundee School of Dentistry to present awards to students who have produced exceptional projects during their degree. 

Published: 13/06/2017

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Awards for financial advisors

2017 is shaping up to be a fantastic year for money4dentists, an expert team of independent financial advisers (IFAs).

Published: 13/06/2017

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Chewing sugar-free gum could save billions

Chewing just one additional piece of sugar-free gum each day could save £3.3bn worldwide on dental expenditures from treating tooth decay, according to a new study published in the American Journal of...

Published: 13/06/2017

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Free mediation service launched for associateship disputes

From June 1, 2017, all BDA members will have access to free mediation services to help resolve associateship disputes, potentially saving them the time and cost of a court case.

Published: 13/06/2017

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Dentist removed from register for failings spanning almost a year

A dentist has been removed from the General Dental Council’s (GDC) register of dental professionals after a series of failings involving a single patient, which span almost 12 months.

Published: 13/06/2017

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Unite to drive change

The British Society of Dental Hygiene and Therapy (BSDHT) and the British Association of Dental Therapists (BADT) have united to apply for prescribing exemptions that would broaden dental hygienists’ and dental therapists’...

Published: 13/06/2017

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Compounded inequalities

Children who need a general anaesthetic (GA) to have decayed teeth removed miss at least five days off school, and they can take a week to recover from the surgery, warns a...

Published: 13/06/2017

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New research on oral clefts

Breast-feeding is a common struggle for children born with a cleft palate. Because of this issue, it is important to differentiate between ‘breast-feeding’ and ‘breast milk feeding’, or the delivery of breast...

Published: 26/05/2017

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Toothache costs UK economy £105m every year

The Oral Health Foundation is urging workplaces and employees to prioritise their oral health as new research reveals that oral health problems such as toothache are costing the UK economy more than...

Published: 26/05/2017

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National Smile Month competition winner

A young and brave boy from Finchley has been named as the first winner of this year’s ‘Nominate A Smile’ – a nationwide competition to find a very special person with a...

Published: 26/05/2017

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Top ranking for dental school

Plymouth University Peninsula School of Dentistry (PUPSD) is the top dental school in England outside of London, according to the The Guardian University Guide 2018.

Published: 26/05/2017

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Dental leaders pledge donations to Manchester Arena families

As dentists from across the UK arrived in Manchester for their national conference, their trade union and professional body, the British Dental Association (BDA), pledged £5,000 in support of victims of the...

Published: 26/05/2017

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Keep your (London) eye on the prize

Would you like to attend an exclusive networking event on the London Eye to talk aesthetics, not only with like-minded colleagues but also with The Apprentice winner Dr Leah Totton and award-winning...

Published: 26/05/2017

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“Help us tell the story of dentistry”

In his keynote address to the British Dental Conference and Exhibition BDA, Chair Mick Armstrong called on members of the profession to take pride in their achievements and set out their remarkable contribution to...

Published: 26/05/2017

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