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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
  • CDOEngland to retire

    NHS England have announced today [Friday October 31st] that Chief Dental Officer, Barry Cockcroft CBE, has decided to step down in early 2015.NHS England’s National Medical Director, Professor Sir Bruce Keogh, said:  “Barry has made a huge contribution to dental health during his time as Chief Dental Officer, especially with Read More
  • BDAsJudicial Review is fast-tracked

     The British Dental Association (BDA) has announced this morning [October 30th 2014] that its application for ‘rolled-up’ judicial review proceedings against the dental regulator has been granted.News comes on the day members of the General Dental Council (GDC) will gather to decide on the future of the disputed Annual Retention Read More
  • BDASix points to reject ARF hike

    The British Dental Association (BDA) has written to the General Dental Council (GDC) to call on it to reject all three proposed options for a rise in the annual retention fee (ARF) ahead of its meeting on Thursday. It has outlined six reasons for members to vote against the three tabled Read More
  • GDCdecides on ARF of 890

    Meeting on October 30, the General Dental Council (GDC) decided to impose an Annual Retention Fee (ARF) for 2015 of £890 for dentists and £116 for dental care professionals. An email notifying registrants was sent the same afternoon.Mick Armstrong, Chair of the British Dental Association’s Principal Executive Committee, said:"The GDC Read More
  • Acodentlaboratory bought by Manchester rival

    Swift Dental Laboratory has acquired the assets of Bolton-based Alpha Zahn Ltd, which traded as Acodent Dental Laboratory. Acodent, which employed 115 staff, announced it was closing on 1 October with the loss of all jobs at the business. The administrators, Mazars, have entered into a trading licence agreement with Read More
  • Dentistalleges he is owed 241 K by NHS

    A Lancashire dentist claims he has not been paid since March this year. Ramyras Gaiziunas, from Lithuania, says he is owed £250,000 by the NHS. The 59-year-old’s surgery has more than 6,500 patients on the books and has been in contract with the NHS since 2006. He says he has Read More
  • GDCgiven three choices for ARF and BDA responds

    When it meets on October 30 under the chairmanship of William Moyes, the General Dental Council (GDC) will be given three choices for the Annual Retention Fee (ARF) in 2015: £945, £890 or £850. It will also discuss its response to the recent consultation and the auditor’s report. Meanwhile the Read More
  • NICEadvises local authorities on dental prevention

    ‘More children should brush their teeth to halt tooth decay and gum disease’ is the message given out by the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE), which is urging local authorities to tackle a growing crisis in the state of people’s teeth in disadvantaged areas of England. But Read More
  • 50BDA members say Vote for Me

    There will be a record breaking number of candidates in the forthcoming election to the BDA’s Principal Executive Committee (PEC). A total of 50 members are now standing, drawn from the whole spectrum of the dental profession. Chief Executive Peter Ward said: “We have been bowled over by the sheer Read More
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The GDPUK Blog

  • Are we comfortable with that?

    I wasn’t going to write any more GDC related blogs for a while, as I don't want to be seen as a one trick pony, but the situation with the GDC is the singular most important thing to have affected our existence as a profession, and continues to have more twists and turns than a white knuckle roller ...

    by Simon Thackeray
    Friday, 31 October 2014
  • Epidemiology - Will that come up in Finals?



    by DentistGoneBadd
    Monday, 27 October 2014
  • GDC – Last chance saloon ?

     But last chance for whom?Good morning worker bees. Get you cheque books ready.  It looks like £890 is the scrap of ARF meat being fed to the lambs that are called the Council, led by Cruella deVil’s partner in professional fur-fights, Chairman Bill.You should have all received yet another ...

    by Enamel Prism
    Monday, 27 October 2014
  • Total Dental Harmony



    by DentistGoneBadd
    Sunday, 19 October 2014
  • Sword of Damocles

    So who is going to admit having read the draft Statutory Instrument to that is going to change the Dentists Act so the Fitness to Practice process can be streamlined? ...

    by Simon Thackeray
    Tuesday, 14 October 2014
  • Fluoride -the debate goes on...



    by DentistGoneBadd
    Sunday, 12 October 2014
  • Patient Rights

    Patient Rights


    by DentistGoneBadd
    Tuesday, 07 October 2014
  • An open goal for GDPC?

    The season has started ...Autumn has arrived, as has the rain.  Time to close those curtains a while, light the fire and catch up with reading maybe?  The fall is with us and that refer’s to Man U’s fortunes …. Recently publicity should not have escaped your notice. Barely a week has ...

    by Enamel Prism
    Saturday, 04 October 2014
  • Measuring Treatment Success

    Measuring Success


    by DentistGoneBadd
    Sunday, 28 September 2014
  • Faster horses

    “If we’d asked people what they wanted, they would have said faster horses”, Henry Ford is famously quoted as saying.And this week we have news reports about the car insurance industry being subjected to further “market reforms” in order to deliver cheaper end-consumer prices.But this is a fundament ...

    by Duncan Scorgie
    Friday, 26 September 2014
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  • The Dental Elf is taking a short break and will be back on the 4th November The post Elf Break appeared first on The Dental Elf.

  • Early detection of oral cancer improves prognosis so methods to improve diagnosis are welcome. The review we look at today looks at two light-based systems: chemiluminescence or autofluorescence. 25 studies were included and they are well summarised but few were tested in primary care. Neither system provided much improvement on the level of sensitivity and specificity achieved by conventional oral examination. Therefore it is suggested that these tools are better suited to specialist clinics in which there is a higher prevalence of disease and where experienced clinicians may better discriminate between benign and malignant lesions. The post Oral cancer detection: Limited evidence for use of chemiluminescence and autofluorescent imaging devices in primary care appeared first on The Dental Elf.

  • Today we look at a review of surgical treatments for the management of peri-implantitis. 21 studies were identified but only 5 were randomised trials, only one of which was at low risk of bias. While all approaches provided some benefit the available evidence is limited. The post Peri-implantitis: lack of high quality evidence for surgical approaches appeared first on The Dental Elf.

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  • Beating Oral Cancer

    Following fresh warnings about the dangers and legal implications of missing oral cancer in patients, it’s never been more important to ensure you have all the skills and knowledge you need to detect ...

    Tuesday, 28 October 2014
  • Expect RED HOT at this year’s Ice White Party!

     The Ice White Charity Xmas Party is back with a twist as we break all rules and request you dress in RED!  Now in it’s third year, Dr Nilesh R. Parmar invites everyone to join him this ...

    Friday, 24 October 2014
  • Protect your Key Assets - Richard Lishman

    One of the meanings of the word ‘key’ in the English language is ‘essential, fundamental or crucial’ and emphasises the importance of something. Within the dental practice there are key professionals ...

    Wednesday, 22 October 2014
  • Create Action With Data

    The modern world dictates that practice principals need to understand the health of their business just as comprehensively as the health of their patients. They need constant indicators of how effecti ...

    Wednesday, 22 October 2014
  • Help protect the future of Britain’s Labs

    The Government’s Trailblazer initiative is set to improve and develop apprenticeships in 29 different industry sectors across Britain. Owner of Sparkle Dental Labs, Mustafa Mohammed, is leading the wa ...

    Wednesday, 22 October 2014
  • Men and the non-surgical facial aesthetics market- Dr Brian Franks

    Recently in a study conducted by the Cosmetic Dermatology Journal it was revealed that the number of males using Botulinum Toxin treatments has increased by 258 percent over the last decade.In general ...

    Wednesday, 22 October 2014
  • Twenty-First Century Dental Care

    Dr Adyl Asani and his team have recently opened a new contemporary dental clinic, TwentyOneDental in Hove. He spoke to us recently about his vision for the future and how he would like to create clini ...

    Wednesday, 22 October 2014
  • Make A Wish Come True

    Clark Dental is proud to announce that it will be the Platinum Sponsor of the 2014 IAAFA Charity Ball on the 15th November in support of Make a Wish.The International Academy of Advanced Facial Aesthe ...

    Tuesday, 21 October 2014
  • ‘Two extractions for the price of one’

    Winner of Christie + Co’s Dental Caption competition at the recent BDIA Dental Showcase, Mr Jayendra H. Patel has decided to award his prize money of £100 to Children in Need.Delegates were challenged ...

    Tuesday, 21 October 2014
  • Implant excellence and incomparable value

    Within the dental implant sector Medentika serves customers with care, meeting clinical needs as well as offering great value. Medentika supplies customised abutments fabricated from different ma ...

    Friday, 19 September 2014
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