The Dentist Magazine.

New dean and vice-deans at FGDP

Ian Mills has been inaugurated as the new dean of the Faculty of General Dental Practice (UK), and Onkar Dhanoya and Mark Richardson have been elected as its new vice-deans.

Published: 20/06/2018

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NHS England admits failures as MPs zero in on true cost of outsourcing to Capita

The British Dental Association (BDA) has welcomed MPs’ scrutiny yesterday into NHS England’s failings when it hived off its primary care admin function to troubled subcontractor, Capita.

Published: 20/06/2018

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Hull dental practice manager awarded MBE

Ingrid Perry, founder of Teeth Team and practice manager of mydentist Holderness Road in Hull, is celebrating the news that she is being awarded an MBE.  

Published: 18/06/2018

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Oral Health Foundation commends decision to give boys HPV vaccine

The decision to offer boys a vaccination against the Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) by the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI), announced today by Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt, has been hailed...

Published: 18/06/2018

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ADG suggest relaxing immigration embargo on non-EU skilled workers

David Worksett, chairman of the Association of Dental Groups (ADG), has commented on the need for a dynamic NHS workforce and relaxed immigration requirements to build a workforce capable of delivering the...

Published: 18/06/2018

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The generous Tooth Fairy: £23.7M under the pillows of the nation’s children

British children receive almost £24m each year from the Tooth Fairy, according to the results of a new nationwide survey.

Published: 13/06/2018

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Dentists demand better care for adults in care homes

Dentists from across the UK have called on governments to fund dental services for residents in care homes which are often either poor or non-existent.

Published: 12/06/2018

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Foundation of the European Society for Ceramic Implantology - ESCI

Neutral, scientific, evidence-based and non-profit orientated – these are the cornerstones of the European Society for Ceramic Implantology (ESCI). Founded in November 2017 in Zurich Switzerland, the ESCI is now coming...

Published: 12/06/2018

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New general manager announced for A-dec UK

In an exciting development for A-dec UK & Eire, effective June 1 2018 Matt Turner is to be appointed as general manager.

Published: 11/06/2018

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Winners announced for BSDHT and Wrigley’s Community Grant

Having recently teamed up with the Wrigley Company Foundation to promote community projects among its members, the British Society of Dental Hygiene and Therapy (BSDHT) is delighted to announce the winners!

Published: 11/06/2018

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Hampshire dental student wins top smile award

Hampshire dental student Chrissie Warden has been crowned as a winner of top smile competition Nominate A Smile – a UK-wide search to find special individuals who deserve recognition for their impact...

Published: 11/06/2018

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Online addiction course launches

An online course and support system for dentists struggling with addiction to alcohol and/or drugs has been set up by sobriety coach and founder of The Sober Advantage, Bunmi Aboaba.

Published: 07/06/2018

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Stonehaven sweetheart scoops national award

Scotland’s Trish Maitland has been announced as a winner of Nominate A Smile – a UK-wide search to find special individuals who deserve recognition for their impact in the community.

Published: 06/06/2018

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BADN supports HPV vaccinations for boys

The British Association of Dental Nurses, the UK’s professional association for dental nurses, joined the other leading dental professional associations in supporting a gender-neutral approach to HPV vaccination in a letter...

Published: 04/06/2018

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Effective in-house systems can nip complaints in the bud

New evidence shows that having an effective, in-house complaints process in place and displayed in the practice can help to avoid complaints from escalating into claims and prevent a complaint being made...

Published: 31/05/2018

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Discover the International Ankylos Congress 2018

Dentsply Sirona look forward to welcoming the implant dentistry community to the International Ankylos Congress 2018 on June 29-30 in Berlin. Celebrating 33 successful years of the Ankylos Implant System, the congress...

Published: 30/05/2018

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NHS England targets childhood dental health

NHS England is calling on dentists to see an additional 70,000 pre-school children as part of a drive in the health service’s 70th year, to help young families to get into the...

Published: 30/05/2018

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Dental leaders urge Government to protect boys against HPV

The British Dental Association (BDA), alongside partner organisations representing the dental workforce, has today written to the Department for Health and Social Care to urge the Government to extend the programme of...

Published: 30/05/2018

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Knocking mouth cancer for six: Simplyhealth Professionals announce Boundaries for Life sponsorship

Following the sponsorship success of 2017, Simplyhealth Professionals has today announced its continuation of support for Boundaries for Life at this year’s cricket season. 

Published: 30/05/2018

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Dentists can make a vital contribution to dementia patients’ quality of life

Dental professionals have an important role in the well-being of patients’ who suffer from dementia, according to the Dental Defence Union (DDU), who have released the latest edition of the DDU journal...

Published: 29/05/2018

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Deadline in sight

The deadline of June 30 for the Association of Dental Groups’ (ADG) Bursary Awards 2018 is now in sight.

Published: 29/05/2018

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Together Dental launches 1000 Smiles campaign

Leading dental charities Bridge2Aid and Dentaid have launched their 1000 Smiles fundraising appeal as part of their Together Dental partnership.

Published: 29/05/2018

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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...

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...

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...

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...

Published: 22/05/2018

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Mind the gap: The oral health essentials that the nation is missing

The British public could be putting their oral health, and even their general health, at risk as new research reveals that millions are overlooking the basic oral health essentials such as brushing,...

Published: 22/05/2018

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Dental Partners chooses Working Feedback

Working Feedback is delighted to announce that it is delivering its innovative NHS and private practice feedback solution to the Dental Partners network.

Published: 22/05/2018

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