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  • HenrySchein takes over Claudius Ash

    GDPUK has heard from a reliable source that Henry Schein has today (Dec 17) purchased Claudius Ash/Planmeca in the UK. Although it has not been possible to confirm this, we understand that the deal will be announced tomorrow.  Read More
  • JudicialReview Case heard no result yet

    The BDA’s Judicial Review was held at the Royal Courts of Justice, London on Dec 15. Both sides put their cases, but the judge the Hon. Mr Justice Cranston said he would be considering his verdict. He will then give his judgement to both parties, perhaps later this week. Mr Read More
  • Judgenamed for BDA’s Judicial Review

    The judge for the Judicial Review of the GDC's ARF consultation on December 15, will be the Hon. Mr Justice Cranston. The case will be heard from 10am at the Royal Courts of Justice in London. GDPUK news will report on any verdict delivered that day, together with any reaction Read More
  • BDAannounces result of PEC elections

    The British Dental Association (BDA) has announced the results of elections to its Principal Executive Committee (PEC). Eddie Crouch, Stephen Shimberg and  Tim Harker were re-elected.  With new members Jason Stokes for Eastern and Len D’Cruz gaining the UK-wide seat. They will each serve for three years. Read More
  • Ministerunderstands dentists’ complaints about GDC

    During a short debate in Westminster Hall Health Minister, Dr Daniel Poulter MP, said that the General Dental Council (GDC) will have to make substantial improvements in its ways of working. He also questioned the need for the ‘unprecedented’ rise in retention fee (ARF), but stressed that the Government recognised Read More
  • Plansfor TV drama on Howell murder case

    The case of Northern Ireland dentist, Colin Howell, and the murders he committed are set to be be turned into major TV drama. Talks are in hand with ITV over the film, with James Nesbitt cast as the Ballmoney dentist, it is rumoured. Film and television director, Stuart Urban, who Read More
  • Gibsonis new Dental Protection chairman

    Dental Protection has announced the appointment of Professor John Gibson from Glasgow, as the new Chairman of the Board of Dental Protection Ltd. He succeeds Professor Trevor Burke who retired from the Board in October having completed his term of office on the Board. He is joined on the Board Read More
  • Scottishnewspaper names high grossing dentists

    According to The Herald some dentists in Scotland had gross earnings of more than £500,000 from the NHS last year and two dental practitioners ‘clawed back more than £1 million in taxpayers' money for services provided to the public’. A spokesperson for the BDA said: "These figures include the money Read More
  • GDCcomes out fighting

    The General Dental Council (GDC) has responded to the unanimous vote of condemnation by the LDC Special Conference on December 5th. The Council says it is ‘disappointing’ that the LDCs have chosen to go down this route and it is of ‘extreme concern’ to the GDC that they are construing Read More
  • GDCgiven the Red Card

    At a Special Conference of Local Dental Committees (LDCs) held in London on Dec 5, a motion expressing no confidence in the General Dental Council (GDC) was passed clearly and unanimously. Delegates raised their red cards to show their profound disapproval, not only about the massive increase in retention fee, Read More
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  • 2015 - Predictions & Resolutions



    by DentistGoneBadd
    Sunday, 14 December 2014
  • A Perfect Storm

    By the time you read this it will be less than a week before the Judicial Review hearing over the GDC’s setting of the ARF, and after the Special Meeting of the LDC’s unanimously held a Vote of No Confidence on the GDC. That vote was excellent timing in my opinion, as it was the last piece in the ji ...

    by Simon Thackeray
    Tuesday, 09 December 2014
  • Dear Santa, Please leave Me...

    Dear Santa


    by DentistGoneBadd
    Monday, 08 December 2014
  • General Dental Christmas

    A pantomime in so many parts, so many ways  …Opening Sing-a-longT’is the season to be jolly Fa-la-la-la-la, La-la-la-lah GDC have got your lolly Fa-la-la-la-la, La-la-la-lahEnter Widow Cockcroft, the ghost of Dentistry pastAh, ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls, will you just look at that ...

    by Enamel Prism
    Tuesday, 02 December 2014
  • Upsetting the Applecart

    Pantomime season with a Grimm warning        I’ve had a busy couple of days and upset some applecarts; perhaps I should apologise if I have bruised any fruit?On Friday the 21st, I spent an interesting day in Corpus Christi College, in Cambridge with my fellow NADA (National ...

    by Keith Hayes
    Monday, 24 November 2014
  • The Untouchables v The Scapegoat

    No one with anything to do with dentistry could have escaped from the news in Nottinghamshire this week about the cross infection standards at a practice there over the years. This is my neck of the woods, so I can perhaps write with a little more insight than others who are out of the area.The comp ...

    by Simon Thackeray
    Monday, 17 November 2014
  • Referrals

    Shifting the blame. A guide to dental referrals


    by DentistGoneBadd
    Monday, 17 November 2014
  • Reaching Comet 67P - Great achievement by the human race

    What a great testament to the powers of humanity is the Rosetta comet chaser and viewing project. Not only a great success for the co-operative that is the European Space Agency, but for mankind., and an advertisement for human teamwork. Launched way back in March 2004, this craft has used a few sli ...

    by Tony Jacobs
    Friday, 14 November 2014
  • Politicians please note: Lay regulators do not work

    Disastrous events have and will still occur in dentistry, despite being, in the UK, the most over-regulated profession. But my question in this "open-letter" blog is not just about the right touch of the regulators, but about who runs and who controls the regulators. In the good old days, the reg ...

    by Tony Jacobs
    Thursday, 13 November 2014
  • Crystal balls

    Welcome to the new world then   Have you cancelled your Direct Debit?   Load your quill pen. Cancel your Direct debit and write a cheque for £890 :  for the GDC need your money in order for Mr “What is Regulation?” Moyes to stay at his club and for the GD ...

    by Enamel Prism
    Wednesday, 12 November 2014
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  • New flexible protection option

    Dentists’ Provident, the income protection specialist, has introduced a new flexible plan option, which allows its members to easily increase their cover to mirror important changes in their lives and ...

    Tuesday, 16 December 2014
  • Designing a Smile with @COLTENEUKLTD

    For further information on this course, please get in touch with  ...

    Thursday, 11 December 2014
  • Dentists’ Provident launch new dental student plan.

     The new academic year saw the market leading income protection specialist Dentists’ Provident launch a new and unique plan for dental students. This plan will pay a dental student a one off ...

    Wednesday, 10 December 2014
  • Winter Boogie Wonderland at Chill Factore

    Want to break free from convention this Christmas? Come and spoil your dental team in the Winter Boogie Wonderland. Our resident DJ will take centre stage so you can end your party on the dance floor. ...

    Tuesday, 25 November 2014
  • Recognition of Excellence in Implantology

    The Diploma in Advanced dental Implantology has been designed for clinicians looking to work at the very forefront of the field.The two-year training will be held by the prestigious Faculty of Dentist ...

    Tuesday, 25 November 2014
  • Your dental check-up could save your life.

    Sadly, today we hear about cases of cancer more and more frequently but amidst all of this there is one type of cancer that still does not have the level of awareness that it needs: mouth cancer. Figu ...

    Tuesday, 25 November 2014
  • 3M ESPE Filtek Posterior Bulk Fill Impresses

    Dr Kate Winstone, co-owner of New Ash Green Dental Care in Kent, commented on 3M ESPE Filtek Posterior Bulk Fill: “The real issue for me and I suspect for many others, is the difficult restoratio ...

    Monday, 24 November 2014
  • UK dental company makes Top 100

     Genix Healthcare Limited has been identified as one of the City & Guilds Top 100 Apprenticeship Employers for 2014. The company received the prestigious accolade at the annual National ...

    Friday, 21 November 2014
  • Life LIKE Aesthetics

     The ACC Liverpool played host to this year’s exciting BACD Annual Conference, and the heart of the Albert Docks offered a perfect backdrop. This year really provided for all attendance, with wor ...

    Wednesday, 19 November 2014
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     Bobby’s Walk is one man’s five-month, 2,600-mile trek across India, which aims to raise £1,500,000 for Save the Children and other deserving charities. India Association Chairman, 79-year-o ...

    Monday, 17 November 2014
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