MSP Hanzala Malik (Labour) raised the problem in the Scottish Parliament of dentists having to repay money in relation to duplicate registrations which now amounts to £3.4 million. Although sympathetic to their plight minister, Michael Matheson, said that the money must somehow be repaid.
The BDA has told the GDC: “It’s time to shut down this flawed consultation.” It has also indicated its intention to apply for judicial review if its concerns are not addressed. BDA chairman Mick Armstrong said: “Dentists demand decent regulation and a fair consultation on fees. We urge the GDC to do the right thing, and call time on this consultation.”
GDPUK have today launched a membership survey which aims to find out their members thoughts on a number of factors that affect UK Dentistry. Everyone who is a registered user on the site is invited to take part in the survey. To take part you have to be logged into your GDPUK account.
The survey can be found by following this link or by clicking on the image below.
Denplan are celebrating another milestone this year after putting over 160 employees through externally recognised and validated training courses. Not only has Denplan put more than 140 staff through the BDTA/BDIA award since 2008, but it’s also paid for employees to expand their knowledge and expertise by undertaking qualifications such as NVQs, ITQs, finance qualifications and Diplomas.
Veteran Olympic and Paralympic dentist Hitesh Mody has been recalled to provide dental care for elite athletes competing in the Commonwealth Games, Glasgow 2014- Scotland’s biggest ever sporting and cultural event. “London 2012 was about inspiring a generation; Glasgow 2014 is about generating an aspiration”, explains Dr Mody.
Elite track cyclists Laura Trott and Jason Kenny are about to compete at the Commonwealth Games. They have been a couple since the 2012 Olympics, and train together at the Velodrome in Manchester. Before the start of the games they have both embarked on Invisalign orthodontic treatment and are about to be fitted with their first sets of clear aligners to realign their teeth virtually invisibly.