The Dentist Magazine.

New chair of education, ethics and the dental team

Alison Lockyer was recently elected as chair of the BDA’s Education, Ethics and the Dental Team (EEDT) Working Group, at a meeting of the BDA’s governing board, the Principal Executive Committee (PEC).

Published: 20/02/2017

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No need to be down in the mouth, TV Licensing tells dentists

TV Licensing is reminding dental practices they need a TV Licence if patients watch live television at their premises when they turn up for their appointment.

Published: 20/02/2017

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Bacterium lassoes its way from the mouth to the heart

The human mouth can harbour more than 700 different species of bacteria. Under normal circumstances these microbes co-exist with us as part of our resident oral microbiota. But when bacteria spread to...

Published: 20/02/2017

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Student of the year

TheBritish Society of Dental Hygiene and Therapy (BSDHT) and Henry Schein have announced that they are joining forces to launch a brand new national award.

Published: 20/02/2017

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Online prescribing of antibiotics

Prescribing antibiotics without seeing dental patients first is indefensible, said the British Dental Association in response to the Sunday Mirror’s ‘Probe into the online prescribing of antibiotics’.

Published: 20/02/2017

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Temperament as a predictor of the success of nitrous oxide inhalation sedation in children

Before treatment, a dentist should have a sense of whether a patient is willing and able to cooperate during the procedure.

Published: 20/02/2017

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Bulimia wears thin on dentition

In the run up to Eating Disorders Awareness Week, Professor Andrew Eder, a specialist in restorative dentistry and prosthodontics and clinical director of the London Toothwear Centre, explores the effects of bulimia...

Published: 20/02/2017

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Volunteer in Zimbabwe with Dentaid

International dental charity Dentaid is offering two dental professionals the chance to join its volunteering team in the beautiful country of Zimbabwe for October 15-29, 2017.  

Published: 20/02/2017

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Outreach project in Kenya

Henry Schein Dental UK demonstrated its commitment to oral health for the people of Kenya’s Tharaka region with a donation of healthcare products in support of the Tharaka Smile Outreach Project.

Published: 20/02/2017

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New appointments for Peninsula School of Dentistry

Plymouth University Peninsula School of Dentistry has made three significant new appointments to its undergraduate programme – one of whom is a graduate of the university.

Published: 20/02/2017

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Denplan to rebrand as Simplyhealth Professionals

Denplan has announced today that it is to rebrand as Simplyhealth Professionals from February 16. 

Published: 16/02/2017

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Life expectancy and tooth loss

Research, published in the Periodontology 2000, found that the number of teeth we lose can be a key indicator to our quality of life and that those who have a full set...

Published: 09/02/2017

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Partnership delivering free oral health care to London’s homeless population

Henry Schein Dental UK has partnered with the British Dental Industry Association (BDIA), and Crisis, the national charity for homeless people, for the ninth consecutive year to provide emergency oral health treatment...

Published: 09/02/2017

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An economical rental solution

Are you looking for the very latest in Cavitron ultrasonic scaling systems? Now there’s no need to buy straight away. Instead, why not spread the cost and rent a brand new Cavitron...

Published: 09/02/2017

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Tackling mental health stigma in the health professions

At the Palace of Westminster on January 31, the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS) and the Doctors’ Support Network (DSN) joined forces to launch the &me campaign which aims to tackle...

Published: 08/02/2017

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Supplier competition

Henry Schein has announced the “Rely on Us Supplier Competition,” offering commercial dental suppliers the chance to win a distribution deal with Henry Schein. 

Published: 08/02/2017

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Discover innovation

Visitors to the Roland DG stand at the upcoming International Dental Show (IDS) in Cologne (Hall 3.1 Booth L030/M029) are invited to discover the exciting clinical and commercial benefits of CAD/CAM in...

Published: 08/02/2017

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New patient panel

BOS sets up independent patient panel to input on issues that concern patients.

Published: 08/02/2017

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Calls for urgent review into sugar levels in breakfast cereals

Following a new report into the shocking levels of sugars in UK breakfast cereals, the Oral Health Foundation has called for an urgent review in order to help address the significant impact that added...

Published: 08/02/2017

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Does deprivation impact on the type of dental care received?

A new study published in the journal PLOS One has found that adults from areas of high deprivation were less likely to receive prevention care and advice, and more likely to have...

Published: 06/02/2017

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HPV vaccination

The Oral Health Foundation has reiterated its call for the urgent introduction of a gender neutral HPV vaccination in the UK in order to stop a rapid increase in mouth cancer cases.

Published: 06/02/2017

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Illegal tooth whitening prosecution

A woman from Penge, South London has been given a two year conditional discharge after pleading guilty to illegal tooth whitening after a prosecution by the General Dental Council (GDC).

Published: 06/02/2017

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Oral health promotion in the community

The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) has published new guidance on oral health promotion in the community.

Published: 06/02/2017

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Dental students look at children’s oral health in inner cities

Dental students from Plymouth University have worked with an inner city children’s nursery run by Barnardo’s, in order to look at the issues affecting children’s oral health in urban areas.

Published: 06/02/2017

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International flavour to learning lingual

Delegates on Asif Chatoo’s Learning Lingual course in 2017 come from all over England as well as Egypt, Brazil and Germany. It’s the second year that Asif has run the course which...

Published: 06/02/2017

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Bharat goes the extra mile

The managing director of dental IT solutions provider Microminder has run the Mumbai half marathon to raise funds for international dental charity Dentaid.

Published: 06/02/2017

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New president of the Academy of Osseointegration

On March 18 this year, Michael Norton will be inaugurated as the first ever non-American president of the Academy of Osseointegration (AO), in Orlando Florida.

Published: 06/02/2017

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Impact of obesity on orthodontic tooth movement in adolescents

A new clinical study undertaken at King’s College’s London Dental Institute has revealed that obesity in adolescent patients influences the supporting tissues around the tooth and the response to orthodontic treatment with...

Published: 06/02/2017

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Newcastle woman pleads guilty to illegal tooth whitening offences

The General Dental Council (GDC) has successfully prosecuted a woman from Newcastle for carrying out tooth whitening illegally which caused harm to a customer.

Published: 03/02/2017

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New financial services

Since launching in November 2013, DE Finance has gone from strength to strength.

Published: 03/02/2017

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Proposal to cap legal fees

Proposals to impose fixed limits on the fees charged by lawyers in lower value negligence claims have been announced by the Department of Health.

Published: 03/02/2017

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Consolidated digital expertise

Ivoclar Digital is the name of a strong and focused new brand developed by Ivoclar Vivadent. 

Published: 02/02/2017

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Practice goodwill values grow unabated – even with corporate withdrawal

This week sees the results of the latest NASDAL (The National Association of Specialist Dental Accountants and Lawyers) goodwill survey published and practice valuations continue on their upward trend. 

Published: 30/01/2017

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The true value of property

How can you assess the true value of a property you might want to buy to let, in order to get the best possible deal? Harry Singh investigates…

Published: 30/01/2017

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Statement on the future

The Faculty of General Dental Practice (UK) (FGDP(UK)), the professional body representing general dental practice, and The Royal College of Surgeons (RCS) and its Faculty of Dental Surgery (FDS) announce today that...

Published: 30/01/2017

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BOS welcomes new clarity around risks posed by online aligner companies

The legal and ethical challenges confronted by dentists who are asked to carry out limited aspects of treatment on behalf of an online orthodontic provider are set out in a new risk...

Published: 30/01/2017

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Innovative toothpaste ingredient scheduled to enter US market

A new licencing agreement signed between BioMin Technologies and Dr Collins has paved the way for BioMin containing toothpastes to be launched in the United States later this year.

Published: 30/01/2017

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Grace period extension secured

The British Dental Association (BDA) has announced it has helped to secure a further extension to the grace period for dental foundation training applications to the National Performers List following mismanagement by...

Published: 30/01/2017

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Selling your practice seminars 2017

Are you seeking to sell your practice within the next five years? If so, PFM Dental would like to invite you to one of its popular Selling Your Practice seminars:

Published: 27/01/2017

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Innovative new tool for dental practice purchase and sale

Two keys players in the dental industry work together for market changing results.

Published: 27/01/2017

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GDC consultation launched

The General Dental Council (GDC) has published plans for how its approach to regulating dental professionals will be reformed to put public safety firmly at its heart.

Published: 26/01/2017

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Ground breaking report recognises that the oral health of children is essential to physical health

A report published today by the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health (RCPCH) recognises the impact of poor oral health on a child’s physical health and quality of life. 

Published: 26/01/2017

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1.8m Scots miss out on NHS dentistry

The Scottish government has been quick to claim new figures from ISD Scotland as a success story, with more than 4.9m – or 92 per cent of Scots - now registered with a...

Published: 25/01/2017

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Patients’ anaesthetic preference

Everyone wants less pain during dental surgery, but it can be challenging for dentists to choose the best drug option for each patient. Dentists have several general anaesthesia alternatives and finding the...

Published: 25/01/2017

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New directors

BOS delighted to annouce the appointment of two new directors to its Board of Trustees.

Published: 25/01/2017

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Dental advice for parents of children with autism published

A new guide has been published by the British Society of Paediatric Dentistry in support of parents of children with autism. The guide covers all aspects of children’s dental health from introducing...

Published: 25/01/2017

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Project underway in Leeds

Children in Leeds have been learning how to look after their teeth thanks to the Bright Bites project run by international dental charity, Dentaid.

Published: 25/01/2017

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Oral health and dental career advice

Dental students from Plymouth University Peninsula School of Dentistry have worked with Year 10 students at Stoke Damerel Community College to raise their awareness of good oral health – and to encourage...

Published: 25/01/2017

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Pressure warning

A dentist from the North East is warning keen divers to ensure their teeth are in good health to avoid pressure induced pain.

Published: 25/01/2017

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Bringing eye care back into healthcare

Dedicated to providing excellent patient care and dental treatment, Rodericks Dental is extending its services to bring eye care back into the healthcare setting.

Published: 25/01/2017

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Introducing a new non-alcohol hand disinfectant foam

Infection control specialist Dentisan has introduced a new non-alcohol, post-wash skin disinfectant foam to its product portfolio. 

Published: 23/01/2017

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Successful Tanzanian mission

A programme which delivers safe emergency dental training to existing health workers in under-developed parts of Africa, giving the necessary skills to free their communities from pain, has been hailed as a...

Published: 23/01/2017

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Government failure driving child tooth extraction epidemic, say dentists

The British Dental Association (BDA) has responded to figures from the Local Government Association (LGA) revealing 160 children and teenagers are undergoing tooth extractions under general anaesthesia in hospitals in England every...

Published: 23/01/2017

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New plans to be published to improve regulation for patients and dental professionals

The General Dental Council (GDC) will shortly outline initiatives to make the current system of regulation better for patients and fairer for dental professionals by shifting the balance of activity onto prevention...

Published: 23/01/2017

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MBE for services to oral health

Dental hygienist, therapist and long time member of the British Society of Dental Hygiene and Therapy (BSDHT), Sarah Murray, has been awarded an MBE for services to oral health in the 2017...

Published: 23/01/2017

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Reducing A&E pressure

The BDA believes that dentists could ease the much reported pressures on accident and emergency (A&E) departments if more in hours urgent care slots were commissioned.

Published: 23/01/2017

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Healthcare specialists’ merger

Sector specialist law firm Veale Wasbrough Vizards (VWV) is delighted to announce that it is continuing its growth strategy and will be joined by London based Lockharts, another leading healthcare practice.

Published: 23/01/2017

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A winner is crowned…

Between September and December 2016, dental practices up and down the country have been sharing their love of Belmont Dental chairs taking pride of place in their surgeries as part of the...

Published: 23/01/2017

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