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  • Tescoto axe drinks with added sugar

    Tesco has said that it will axe drinks with added sugar from their stores in the hope that it will cut down on childhood obesity. The drinks include favourites and best-sellers, such as Capri Sun, Ribena and Rubicon. However the BDA has said: “we’ll need more than gestures to end Read More
  • Parliamentelects new Health Committee

    New members for the House of Commons Health Committee have been announced. They include six Conservatives (including the Chair Dr Sarah Wollaston), four Labour and one Scottish Nationalist. Of them 8 were elected first in May 2015. Their contact details appear below. Read More
  • King'sdental graduate comes out top

    Kings Dental Institute London has announced that Francesca Laxton, who recently completed her BDS undergraduate programme, Class of 2015, has won the highly prestigious University of London Gold Medal Viva for Dentistry. The medal and a cheque for £500 is awarded annually to the student who most distinguishes him, or Read More
  • BDAlaunches online petition on sugar

    The British Dental Association (BDA) has called on government to take heed of the latest expert advice to slash the recommended daily intake of sugar. The BDA is now launching an online petition to David Cameron, inviting both health professionals and patients to lend support to this advice. BDA Chairman, Mick Armstrong, said: Read More
  • NASDALwarns dentists on cybercrime

    Gone are the days when someone walks into a bank with a balaclava and a gun shouting ‘stick 'em up!’ according to specialist dental accountant Heidi Marshall. Fraud is less hazardous for criminals, especially since they can hide behind a false identity in a phone call or email.  Cyber criminals Read More
  • Facultycalls for action over child dental health

    The Faculty of Dental Surgery has launched its action paper calling for a clear government public health strategy to tackle poor rates of oral health across the country. Professor Nigel Hunt, Dean, Faculty of Dental Surgery at the Royal College of Surgeons said: “It is unacceptable that one-third of five Read More
  • Scottishprivate clinics to be regulated

    Regulation of private clinics carrying out dental and other healthcare services, including non-surgical cosmetic interventions, will begin in Scotland next year. Healthcare Improvement Scotland will start regulating private clinics from April, where services are provided by doctors, dentists, nurses, midwives and dental care professionals. Currently, there is no regulation for Read More
  • Numbersof dental clinical teachers show continued increase

    Figures published by the Dental Schools Council confirm the highest ever number of clinical academics employed by UK dental schools, to a total of 592 full-time equivalent (FTE) clinical academics, and a headcount of 990. Of these, there were 383 FTE Professors, Senior Lecturers and Lecturers and 291 FTE Senior Clinical Read More
  • Joined–upthinking essential to improve dental health of children BSPD

    A national policy to include dental surgeons in all health and educational database systems as well as GPs has been called for by Dr Robin Mills, Vice President of the British Society of Paediatric Dentistry (BSPD), speaking at the Westminster Forum. Joined‑up thinking is essential, he said, to reduce the Read More
  • Trustus Mick Armstrong tells Government

    Dentists must be allowed to get on and do their jobs without the shadow of oppressive regulation and the current culture of fear must be addressed, so that the best patient care can continue to be provided, BDA Chair Mick Armstrong said at the Westminster Health Forum. He told the Read More
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    Tuesday, 28 July 2015
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    Pain - pass the analgesics


    by DentistGoneBadd
    Monday, 13 July 2015
  • Accountability Holiday

    Well the summer looms, indeed some may argue we have had it !! Radiant heat from our nearest star warming the cockles of our hearts is a rare treat in these temperate climes.  Some things never change though, and the weather is one of those. I am sure by the time your r ...

    by Enamel Prism
    Thursday, 09 July 2015
  • Gums - are they pink?

    Gums - are they pink?


    by DentistGoneBadd
    Monday, 06 July 2015
  • The GDC - is it ALL bad?

    The GDC - they got this right


    by DentistGoneBadd
    Saturday, 27 June 2015
  • GDC: Hired Gun with a Smoking Gun

    The Hired Gun with a smoking gun….We all know the GDC has spent the last few years on its own little self-righteous planet, and even given its recent pitiful showing in front of the Health Select Committee there appears to be no sign they are planning to return to normality in the near future.Indeed ...

    by Simon Thackeray
    Wednesday, 24 June 2015
  • Teeth - the forgotten victims

    The Forgotten Victims


    by DentistGoneBadd
    Saturday, 20 June 2015
  • A no-nonsense guide to Endodontics

    'No Nonsense' Endo


    by DentistGoneBadd
    Sunday, 14 June 2015
  • What’s in a “C” , Oh GDC

    That third letter has a lot to answer for. What DOES it stand for I wonder? Competent?Well, the GDC are adamant. In their role as a “Council” They are improving immensely, and have refuted the FGDP’s assertion [1] that they have not "learnt any lessons" after their 2014 ‘Annus Horribilus” [2]Gi ...

    by Enamel Prism
    Thursday, 11 June 2015
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  • Six small randomised controlled trials were found for this review assessing the use of root surface modifiers to improve the outcome of gingival recession surgery. None of the agents evaluated were seen to be of benefit. The post Gingival recession: root surface modifiers did not improve surgical outcomes appeared first on The Dental Elf.

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    “We were delighted to team up with Munroe Sutton,” says Sarfraz Ghauri, principal dentist at Ghauri Dental Centre. “We’ve been with them since 2013 and we have seen an ongoing increase in new patients ...

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    The UK's largest dentist finder website, is pleased to announce a partnership with the UK's leading online bookings system AppointMentor (a service of Welltime Ltd). This j ...

    Wednesday, 22 July 2015
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    Dr Senthan Perinparajah from Smiles Dental Epsom has been particularly impressed with the in-depth and comprehensive nature of the Implant Restoration Course run by the experts at Ten Dental: “I ...

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    Award winning laboratory, Sparkle Dental Labs now offers comprehensive Professional Tooth Whitening Kits. These functional kits are specially formulated, manufactured and packaged in the UK to en ...

    Tuesday, 21 July 2015
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