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  • Dentistshave a key role to play Minister

    Health Minister, Alistair Burt MP, said that dentists have a key role to play in improving child dental health through prevention. He also said that a new contract, based on the outcomes of the current prototypes could be rolled-out nationally in 2018-19. He was replying to a House of Commons Read More
  • Commonsense at last on amalgam BDA

    The BDA has celebrated the final ratification of the Minamata Convention on Mercury, with confirmation that individual nations can work to gradually scale down the use of dental amalgam. BDA Chair Mick Armstrong said: “This is a triumph for common sense and BDA lobbying based on a considerable weight of Read More
  • GDCwants to hear your views on Case Examiners

    The General Dental Council (GDC) is consulting on its plans to introduce Case Examiners, to speed the Fitness to practise process. Complaints will be dealt with, they say, more quickly and efficiently making it safer for patients and a less stressful experience for dentists or dental care professionals. Case Examiners Read More
  • Manchesterclinic closes leaving patients in the lurch

    Manchester Evening News has reported that hundreds of patients have been left out of pocket after Pure Clinic, based in Manchester closed. Many customers were angry and frustrated that work hasn’t been done at all or was only partially completed. Many had paid £1,095 for its ‘six month smile’ deal. Read More
  • PeterWard warns Jeremy Hunt on dentists’ low morale

    At a conference last week, BDA Chief Executive Peter Ward told Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt that dentists don't feel trusted and they feel subject to oppressive regulation; they feel they are bullied by systems. He said: “All health professionals want to deliver high quality results, but sometimes the blockages in Read More
  • Recordvisitors for GDPUK site

    Dental website, for UK dentists and their teams, had a record month in January 2016 with 44,492 unique visitors who made 153,880 visits to the site.  This surpassed GDPUK's previous record of 39,304 uniques and 139k total visitors in December 2014.During January, GDPUK's Twitter followers also reached a significant Read More
  • PMchallenged over lack of dentists in Bradford

    Access to NHS dentists was raised by Bradford South MP, Judith Cummins, at Prime Minister's Questions. She asked the Prime Minister to look at the lack of availability of NHS dentists there ‘as a matter of urgency’. Mr Cameron replied that there had been a ‘big increase’ in NHS dentistry Read More
  • GDClaunches road map' for regulation

    The General Dental Council (GDC) has set out a three year plan to make sure patients continue to receive the best quality dental care, entitled Patients, Professionals, Partners and Performance. It gives details on how the GDC will improve its own performance and efficiency by supporting dentists and dental care Read More
  • Dentistcensured by GDC for using counterfeit equipment

    Fizan Tahir, who bought equipment on eBay, was censured by a recent GDC hearing concerning the use of counterfeit dental devices. This highlighted the dangers to both patient and professional registration from using counterfeit and non-compliant devices. He was put on conditions, which included carrying out an equipment audit every Read More
  • Studyon peri-implantitis published

    Results from a large independent study on peri-implantitis have shown there are substantial differences between implant systems and the occurrence of peri-implantitis. Using the national data register of the Swedish Social Insurance Agency, Dr Jan Derks and colleagues from Gothenburg University in Sweden randomly selected 427 implant patients treated by Read More
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The GDPUK Blog

  • Race to the bottom

    Ever since humans started to trade with themselves there has always been the need for them to feel that have got a bargain in some way. It’s human nature to actually feel like you got something worth more for less than you needed or intended to pay, and as such that drives many businesses in a const ...

    by Simon Thackeray
    Tuesday, 09 February 2016
  • You're not the boss of me!

    You're not the boss of me!


    by DentistGoneBadd
    Monday, 08 February 2016
  • Critical Mass

    There is a concept in nuclear chemistry which many will be familiar with. Critical Mass has been adapted to apply almost any situation nowadays.   When a process of change is beginning, Critical Mass is used to refer to that point when change becomes inevitable.What starts as a mood that c ...

    by Enamel Prism
    Saturday, 06 February 2016
  • Importance of Consent

    Every dentist knows how important it is to obtain consent from a patient before conducting any physical examination or undertaking treatment on a patient. In this blog we look at the legal issues surrounding consent, namely the definition and the consequences of not obtaining it.Valid ConsentThere i ...

    by Laura Pearce
    Wednesday, 03 February 2016
  • Dirty Rotten Scoundrels

    How Dentists Turn Bad


    by DentistGoneBadd
    Tuesday, 02 February 2016
  • Me, STRESSED? Nah!

    What a day! Traffic jams, a flat battery in my mobile, a parents’ meeting tonight and I’ve still got to write this blog about being stressed.Ah, that’s better. It’s another day and instead of writing the blog when I was tired and grumpy, I wisely left it until now. If only all stress would dissipate ...

    by Nicki Rowland
    Thursday, 28 January 2016
  • Twenty Questions

    Rather than my usual look at what’s going on at the Schloss Moyes on Wimpole Street, I just thought I’d just ask a few questions this month, and leave the reader to think a bit about the possible answers.I’ve become aware recently about the sheer scale of the money spent by the GDC on the whole PSA ...

    by Simon Thackeray
    Monday, 25 January 2016
  • Complacency or Conspiracy?

    Welcome back to the start of what promises to be an interesting yearThere appears to be a consistent theme however running through the early events, which seem to me to be somehow all related. Perhaps not in a complimentary way. That LetterFirstly we have the Daily Telegraph Letter, discussed w ...

    by Enamel Prism
    Wednesday, 20 January 2016
  • Challenging a Decision of the GDC Committees

    There is a genuine concern amongst the dental community, including within the GDPUK forum, that the Practice Committees are not acting fairly or with common sense when conducting disciplinary proceedings. In December 2015 of the 46 cases heard, 4 dentists were erased, 17 were suspended, 4 were repri ...

    by Laura Pearce
    Tuesday, 19 January 2016
  • CPD The Easy Way

    CPD The Easy Way


    by DentistGoneBadd
    Monday, 18 January 2016
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