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  • Drinkmore water take more breaks

    Dentists’ Provident has investigated if dentists are as good at looking after themselves as they are their patients . An online survey earlier this year revealed that dentists aren’t taking enough breaks or drinking enough water during a working day. This could not only affect their ability to practise, but also Read More
  • MoyesGDC is a listening organisation

    GDC chair, Bill Moyes, has claimed that the Council’s recent decision not to include any location details about dental professionals on its online public register shows that it is an organisation which is able to listen to a range of views, and make a proportionate and reasoned decision, which ‘shows Read More
  • D’Melloerased Nurse subject to conditions

    Desmond D’Mello has been removed from the dentists register for serious infection control breaches. His nurse, Ms Caroline Surgey, is now subject to conditional registration for a period of 12 months. Gavin Scott, chair of the PCC said: “Mr D’Mello’s behaviour is fundamentally incompatible with being a dental professional, and Read More
  • Professionreacts to sugar strategy

    Ministers in the previous team at the Department of Health had promised that oral health would be included in the Child Obesity strategy. However there was no mention of dentistry when it was released. The BDA, FDS, FGDP and BSPD have reacted vigourously to this omission. The strategy can be Read More
  • Governmentissues consultation on sugar tax

    A new UK-wide Soft Drinks Industry Levy will apply to the production and importation of soft drinks containing added sugar. The government announced as part of Budget 2016 that they would introduce the new levy from April 2018. They have issued a consultation which sets out proposals for how the Read More
  • Maywaters down obesity strategy

    Theresa May overruled the health secretary on tough measures to tackle obesity and insisted that the economy must take priority. Restrictions on advertising and promotional deals on junk food have been removed from the plan, despite Public Health England’s insistence that such steps would be the most effective way to Read More
  • Recordingselfies while brushing teeth can improve oral hygiene

    Recording smart phone video “selfies” of tooth-brushing can help people learn to improve their oral health care techniques, according to a new study.  Using smart phones propped on stands, study participants filmed their brushing at home. Researchers saw an increase in the accuracy of brush strokes, an increase in number Read More
  • Juniordoctors pledge to ratchet up strike action

    Junior doctors have threatened the “trade union dispute of the century”. In a message to members, Dr Yannis Gourtsoyannis, a member of the BMA junior doctors committee detailed plans for repeated and crippling strikes, increasing pressure on NHS services as winter approaches. The BDA joined in the previous action and Read More
  • GDCprosecutes company for illegal tooth whitening

    The General Dental Council (GDC) has successfully prosecuted a limited company and a woman from Hertfordshire, for illegal tooth whitening and carrying out dentistry while not on the dental register. In only the second prosecution of a limited company, BeauSynergy and Michelle Chapman pleaded guilty at a hearing at St Read More
  • D’Melloupdate he refuses to attend hearing

    The Daily Mail reports that Desmond D'Mello, who faces more than 50 allegations of misconduct for poor hygiene, has refused to attend his Fitness to Practise hearing or be legally represented. It will however continue in his absence. His nurse, Caroline Surgey, was reprented by her lawyer who admitted all Read More
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The GDPUK Blog

  • Dental Apps for your phone

    Dental Apps for your phone


    by DentistGoneBadd
    Sunday, 21 August 2016
  • Reflecting on Insight

    Insight is a wonderful thingIt carries so many meanings. The GDPs viewMany of you demonstrate it in your daily work, by understanding what makes patients tick. They say one thing to you and you apply years of experience, so that after a few moments of reflection, you translate what the patient ...

    by Enamel Prism
    Tuesday, 16 August 2016
  • Toothpaste is dead

    Toothpaste is Dead


    by DentistGoneBadd
    Sunday, 14 August 2016
  • Dental Drama

    Dental Drama


    by DentistGoneBadd
    Tuesday, 09 August 2016
  • Follow My Leader...

    Just recently things have been relatively quiet in the area that I usually write about. The GDC seems to have realized the mistakes of the past, and the new executive appears to be making overtures about re-engaging with the profession. Slowly but surely many think there might be a break in the thun ...

    by Simon Thackeray
    Friday, 05 August 2016
  • The GDC Specialist Lists; What does the future hold?

    The GDC Specialist Lists were introduced in the UK in 1998 as a result of developments in European Legislation. As of October 2015 of the 40,953 registered dentists there were 4342 registered specialists; an increase of 31 on the previous year. A significant number of patients require specialis ...

    by Julia Furley
    Thursday, 04 August 2016
  • GDC Watch June 2016 - The Gold Standard Issue

    My understanding is that the GDC do not agree with the criticism that too high a standard is being applied in FtP hearings. As it happens, last month I was asked by a colleague for some concrete examples of use of the ‘gold standard’ by expert witnesses, so I went specifically looking for it in my r ...

    by Victoria Holden
    Thursday, 04 August 2016
  • Online abuse

     As you all disappear on your long errant holidays – take note.Finally the GDC have issued a small puff of white smoke from their chimney in Wimpole Street.After much personal hard work by our colleague Dr Vicky Holden, and an uncertain amount of work by our representative body at the other end ...

    by Enamel Prism
    Monday, 01 August 2016
  • Holidays



    by DentistGoneBadd
    Sunday, 31 July 2016
  • What will happen to associates?

    Nils Bohr was a Danish hero who received the Nobel Prize for Physics in 1922. The national brewer, Carlsberg, built Bohr a house. The home was next door to the brewery and allegedly had a direct feed from it, he fathered six children thus providing an early inspiration for the Carlsberg “refreshing ...

    by Alun Rees
    Wednesday, 27 July 2016
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