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  • Youngdentists must adapt to change

    Young dentists were told by Professor Andrew Eder at a recent seminar that must adapt to ensure they are providing the best care for their patients. He advised them to focus on diversity in their careers, invest in ongoing CPD and training and identify a mentor, to ensure they maintain Read More
  • Noquestions asked at BDA AGM

    Reports from members who attended the British Dental Association’s AGM in Manchester say that no questions were asked from the chief executive Peter Ward who reported on the finances of the Association as well as the outcome of the revised membership structure and how it will be taken forward. Read More
  • AlasdairMiller installed as BDA President

    Dr Alasdair Miller, a leading figure in dental education and former postgraduate dean for the South West of England, was installed as the President of the British Dental Association (BDA) at its annual conference in Manchester. He became the BDA’s 128th President, succeeding Northern Ireland’s Barry McGonigle. Read More
  • Ministerpoints way forward on contract

    Speaking at the BDA Conference in Manchester, health minister, Earl Howe outlined a future programme for development of the GDS contract. Change would be evolutionary not revolutionary, he said, “We need to get it right. New "prototype" contracts will be introduced in 2015 following a consultation this summer, in which Read More
  • Oasisacquires Smiles Dental

    Oasis Healthcare has struck a deal that will bring Smiles Dental into its portfolio for an undisclosed sum. CEO Justin Ash says it will enter ‘the attractive dental market in the Republic of Ireland’. Oasis’s turnover will increase from £160 million to over £210 million, providing dental care to over Read More
  • NewBill proposed on professional regulation

    The General Dental Council (GDC) has welcomed the publication of the draft Law Commission review of Professional Regulation on 2 April 2014. In 2011 the Law Commission was tasked with creating a single streamlined legal structure covering all nine healthcare regulators, in order to provide better protection for patients by Read More
  • Betterteeth mean more medals BBC report

    The Oral Health and Performance in Sport conference in London heard that elite athletes could stand a better chance of winning gold medals if they look after their teeth.  Athletes' oral health was often bad and could impair training and performance. At the pinnacle of elite sport, the difference between Read More
  • ScottishGovernment to pay for defribillators

    Defibrillators are to be installed in every NHS dental practice across Scotland to help save more people who have a heart attack in the community. Health Minister Michael Matheson said: “There are almost 1000 NHS dental practices in the centre of Scottish communities. By giving them this equipment we are Read More
  • NHSEngland announces savings in dentistry

    NHS England has announced ‘Dental contract uplift and efficiencies for 2014/15’. the Department of Health has decided to uplift all GDS contracts and PDS agreements by 1.6% to allow for a 1% increase in net pay. Other savings include: amending dental payments for maternity, paternity and sickness leave and reducing dental Read More
  • Strongwords from BDA over salary cut

    The British Dental Association (BDA) has condemned a Department of Health (DH) announcement that the salary of dental foundation trainees (DFTs) is to be reduced in the future. Dr Mick Armstrong, Chair of the BDA’s Principal Executive Committee, said that the proposal would sound alarm bells across the profession. “Targeting Read More
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The GDPUK Blog

  • Dental Receptionists - Arent they just lovely?



    by DentistGoneBadd
    Monday, 14 April 2014
  • CR - Contract Rejection?

    What's in an Acronym?  CR in the current climate is not that jaw relationship that is so critical to dental function. Politically it is destined to be Contract Reform.   But maybe  it should be Contract Rejection ... The sands of dentistry and its po ...

    by Enamel Prism
    Wednesday, 09 April 2014
  • Things they never told you in Dental School

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    by DentistGoneBadd
    Monday, 07 April 2014
  • Open letter to David Behan, CQC

    Open letter to David Behan, Chief Executive of CQC. Are you really listening?It is interesting after two full years of regulating dentistry in an illogical and frustrating manner, CQC has now changed its method of charging dentists for its dubious services to the nation. Has the CQC changed to so ...

    by Tony Jacobs
    Thursday, 03 April 2014
  • LDC Levy - Incompetence or Planned?

     There was a hard frost this morning – a chill in the air of you will, and not entirely meteorological in its origins.  Not the first of the dento-political winter, I'll be bound. Anyone in NHS practice will know of the work of the LDC’s in represent ...

    by Enamel Prism
    Monday, 24 March 2014
  • Illegal Whitening - clamp down on the suppliers

    The Mirror recently reported a story as a consumer interest item, about a beautician who paid for training and supplies for a tooth whitening system but then failed to get her money back from the company when she found the practice was illegal. Megawhite continue to trade as suppliers to the beauty ...

    by Tony Jacobs
    Monday, 17 March 2014
  • Moving Centres of Influence in Ortho

      Those of you who are still ave dwelling after the wettest winter on record may have missed the strong discussions on GDPUK regarding a US development in Fixed Orthodontic mechanics.Wake up at the back ….  Ortho fills diaries …  You might say it whets your appetite as oppos ...

    by Enamel Prism
    Thursday, 13 March 2014
  • A Call to Action or The Last Post?

    Following similar campaigns for medicine and pharmacy, (no I hadn't noticed either), last week NHS England launched the dental call. It was trumpeted with documents with the admirable aim of improving dental care and oral health, but the large caveat is this must be done with a reducing budget and a ...

    by Eddie Crouch
    Thursday, 27 February 2014
  • Can imbalances remain unresolved?

    This period of low interest rates in the UK combined with changes in society and demographics have had some long term effects which are far from coming to roost. Since the financial collapses of 2008, UK Government policies have been to minimize the economic shock; people have been protected by savi ...

    by Tony Jacobs
    Tuesday, 21 January 2014
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  • NHS Total Reward Statements (TRS)– Practitioner Pilot announced

    NHS Business Services Authority announced this week: Following the successful pilot of TRS for officer members in 2013, we are planning to pilot TRS and Annual Benefit Statements (ABS) for members wit ...

    Tuesday, 15 April 2014
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    Patient Plan Direct, the UK’s fastest growing dental plan provider, has teamed up with Bacs, the organisation behind direct debit payments, to offer the practices that work with Patient Plan Direct an ...

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  • Emotional Communication and how it can increase treatment acceptance.

    Patients are contacting us to solve their problems; a problem is associated with negative emotions in varying degrees. Extracting the negative emotion; and interacting with it is an art; we do this da ...

    Wednesday, 09 April 2014
  • Knowledge is Power

    3M ESPE is adding an exciting new learning resource to its website. Named the Dental Education Knowledge Base, the online repository of dentistry information provides professionals with advice, clinic ...

    Wednesday, 09 April 2014
  • The future of dental apprenticeships

    The Government has announced that apprenticeships need to be reformed so that they all provide substantial and sustained training that equips apprentices with transferable skills and full competency i ...

    Wednesday, 09 April 2014
  • Get your patients talking about your practice!

     Rave reviews, recommendations, 5-star ratings... today’s best promotions for products and services are happening online. In the UK, merchants and service providers have long since embraced ...

    Wednesday, 09 April 2014
  • KEEP SMILING with The Dental Directory

     National Smile Month will soon be here and from the 19th May to the 19th June, let The Dental Directory help you provide your patients with something to smile about.Give your patients the choice ...

    Wednesday, 09 April 2014
  • Data – A tool not the strategy - Without any doubt ‘data’ is great.

     Without any doubt ‘data’ is great. As a Principal, it is likely that either in isolation or with your management team you make powerful decisions on finance, marketing, customer experience ...

    Wednesday, 09 April 2014
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    Why You Need To Blog On Your Website

    Blogging For Your PracticeNeil SandersonBlogging is now essential if you want to have a successful Social Media presence and at the same time get your dental practice website up the Google natural ran ...

    Wednesday, 09 April 2014
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