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  • KevinLewis to step down from Dental Protection

    Kevin Lewis is to step down as Dental Protection’s Dental Director by summer 2016, having served in the role since 1998, it has been officially announced. He said: “It has been a huge privilege not only to work in this fascinating field over so many years, but also to work Read More
  • Queenopens Brirmingham Dental School

    Her Majesty The Queen, accompanied by His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh, unveiled a commemorative plaque at an official ceremony ofthe new Birmingham Dental Hospital and School of Dentistry at Pebble Mill, Edgbaston. Following the ceremony, staff are working to prepare the building for its operational opening for public Read More
  • BDAand FGDP UK slam GDC’s ARF decision

    The British Dental Association (BDA) has slammed the GDC’s decision to keep the ARF at an historic high of £890. It was joined by FGDP(UK) which also expressed disappointment. The GDC said they had a ‘long-term ambition of reducing the ARF as improvements and efficiencies to dental regulation are realised’. Read More
  • GDCdecides to retain high retention fee

    At a special meeting held on November 23 to consider the Annual Retention Fee (ARF) for 2016, the General Dental Council (GDC) decided to retain their ARF for dentists at £890. This followed a consultation which recommended that the ARF for 2016 remained the same as in 2015: £890 for Read More
  • EddieCrouch tells DDRB pay restraint means pay cuts

    Eddie Crouch, the BDA's Vice Chair and Chair of its Review Body Evidence Committee, told the DDRB: “The rhetoric and the reality on dentists' pay couldn't be any further apart. As a profession we are not looking at 'minimal' rises or even pay 'freezes'. Any talk of 'pay restraint' for Read More
  • Twopart time Deputy CDOs appointed

    NHS England has appointed Janet Clarke and Eric Rooney as Deputy Chief Dental Officers. They will both work part time reporting to Sara Hurley, Chief Dental Officer. As senior members of the Medical Directorate, they will work with others including regional and local area teams to improve outcomes for patients, Read More
  • Greekfinancial crisis hits oral health

    Europe's statistical agency Eurostat has reported that by most indicators of oral health, Greece is one of the unhealthiest places in Europe. The number of Greeks 16 years or older reporting unmet dental care needs was 10.6% in 2013. That compares to a European Union average of 7.9%. More than Read More
  • WhatClinicacquires Toothpick com

    Healthcare comparison site,, has announced its acquisition of UK dental booking site The move will introduce the simplistic booking of Toothpick’s software to more than 11,000 UK dental clinics listed on – which has been dubbed the ‘Tripadvisor of private healthcare’. This acquisition will fast-track the site’s move Read More
  • HenrySchein to take majority stake in Italian distributor Dental Trey

    Henry Schein has announced that it has agreed to acquire a 90% stake in Italian distributor Dental Trey for an undisclosed amount. The deal leaves the remaining 10% share in the hands of members of Dental Trey’s founding family. The dental consumables and equipment distributor posted sales of roughly $49 Read More
  • GDCLay Council ignores safety advice over registrants' addresses

    At a recent meeting of the General Dental Council (GDC), the Council made no decision to change their policy of insisting that GDC website must publish the full home or practice address of all registrants. A working group was formed to look into this matter again. The lay members of Read More
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The GDPUK Blog

  • Wimpole St PECking Order

    PECking at the BDA The BDA claims to be your representative body and the Principal Executive Committee is its leadership board. It is elected by you, if you are a member.Are you one of the 18000 odd BDA members who have heard the distant thud of voting papers landing on your mat?  Have you ...

    by Enamel Prism
    Wednesday, 25 November 2015
  • Press here to begin



    by DentistGoneBadd
    Monday, 23 November 2015
  • The Poetry of Complaint Handling

    Poetry of Complaint Handling


    by DentistGoneBadd
    Monday, 16 November 2015
  • Why isnt perio sexy?

    Why isn’t Perio sexy?My undergraduate years were spent in the old Dental School in Newcastle-upon-Tyne. During my five years I learned about dentures, amalgam, gold, porcelain and of course the use of forceps of all shapes and sizes.I know there was a periodontology department, my tutor was a senior ...

    by Alun Rees
    Monday, 16 November 2015
  • One Small Step

    So…  we learnt today that the Chief Executive and Registrar of the GDC is to step aside.  What is it you hear said? The longer the name of the job …  Hmmm.By all means have fun deciding whether she jumped or was pushed.   Enjoy heating the invisible ink in order to read betw ...

    by Enamel Prism
    Tuesday, 10 November 2015
  • Shock dental horror probe shock

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    by DentistGoneBadd
    Monday, 09 November 2015
  • Are you giving your patients what they want this Mouth Cancer Action Month?

    Are you giving your patients what they want this Mouth Cancer Action Month? A recent survey highlighted by the British Dental Health Foundation ( found that 9 out of 10 dental patients want to be screened for oral cancer but only 14% of those surveyed were aware that they h ...

    by Nicki Rowland
    Tuesday, 03 November 2015
  • Care Quality Commission - A New Era?

    The Care Quality Commission (CQC) began operating on the 1st April 2009 and was created to regulate and inspect health and social care services. Since its inception a number of additional services have come under its umbrella, including Primary Dental Care Services as of 1st April 2011.In recent mon ...

    by Laura Pearce
    Tuesday, 03 November 2015
  • Diary of a Wimpy GDP

    Diary Of A Wimpy GDP


    by DentistGoneBadd
    Sunday, 01 November 2015
  • 1984

    It was not until recently that I have thought of the significance of the year 1984. The year that the Dentist’s Act was put on the statute books is also the year George Orwell wrote about in his 1949 Novel. What a coincidence.I was never one for this sort of literary masterpiece in my youth, preferr ...

    by Simon Thackeray
    Monday, 26 October 2015
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