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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
  • MHRAwarns dentists about the dangers of counterfeit equipment

    The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) is warning dentists about the potential danger of buying and using counterfeit and unapproved dental equipment. This follows the seizure of over 12,000 different pieces of poor quality dental equipment imported into the UK from China and Pakistan and sold on auction Read More
  • BDAtaking GDC to Court

    The British Dental Association (BDA) has announced that it has initiated Judicial Review proceedings against the professional regulator the General Dental Council (GDC). The BDA has accused the GDC of failing to provide clear evidence of the policy or business case that have underpinned the proposed 64% fee rise - rendering Read More
  • GDPChas no confidence in GDC

    In their meeting in London on Friday 10th October, the General Dental Practice Committee [GDPC], an autonomous committee of the British Dental Association, voted unanimously in favour of a motion showing no confidence in the General Dental Council [GDC]. Read More
  • BDAdemands clarity from GDC or else

    The BDA has told the GDC – ‘come clean, or we'll seek court order’.  Mick Armstrong, Chair of the PEC, said: “From the start the GDC has stubbornly refused to disclose the key information behind its planned fee hike. We’ve sought reasonable clarity but all we have been left with is Read More
  • Stillno decision on fluoridation in Southampton

    A director for Public Health England (PHE) has said the adding of fluoride to the public water supply is now in the hands of local authorities. Dr Graham Bickler was responding to a question from Hampshire County Council leader Roy Perry about fluoridation plans. PHE said: “No decision has yet Read More
  • Boardto rule whether dental fillings should be removed before cremation

    The man behind a controversial plan for a crematorium in the USA, Jim Bob Humphrey, has presented his case before the Arkansas Board of Dental Examiners to remove mercury fillings from teeth before cremation.  The crematorium Humphrey is wanting to build would be adjacent to a school and  parents are Read More
  • USSupreme Court to hear tooth whitening case

    In a case that has parallels with the UK, the US Supreme Court will hear a case on whether non-dentists can carry out tooth whitening. The North Carolina Board of Dental Examiners is challenging a Federal Trade Commission order that said the board is trying to kill off competition from Read More
  • Acodentlaboratory goes into administration

    The largest dental laboratory in the UK has gone into administration with the loss of 120 jobs according to reports in the local newspaper The Bolton News. Workers at the lab said they were told they were being made redundant before being asked to leave the premises. Leeds-based accountant Mazars Read More
  • NorthernIreland consultant struck off

    Professor Philip John Lamey has been struck off by the General Dental Council (GDC) following a public hearing into multiple allegations of poor care, patient management and record keeping. Of 215 allegations, 110 were found proved. The proven facts in this case relate to the treatment of 27 patients between Read More
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The GDPUK Blog

  • 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
  • Dentist Qualities

    Dentist Qualities


    by DentistGoneBadd
    Monday, 22 September 2014
  • Taking on the GDC

    Appropriate Bedfellows?It looks like the submissions by the BDA and Dental Protection have finally struck a chord with the GDC. Between them, these 2 organisations represent a huge majority of dentists in the UK, and DPL, by virtue of the therapists and hygienists memberships plus the associate inde ...

    by Simon Thackeray
    Tuesday, 16 September 2014
  • Dental Fears Explored

    Dental Fears Explored


    by DentistGoneBadd
    Tuesday, 16 September 2014
  • The DH & GDPC

    The DH & GDPC – Bedfellows Or Bedfoes? Take the Dept for Health [DH]. Add in an ineffective General Dental Practice Committee [GDPC] at the BDA Keep the vociferous Local Dental Committees [LDCs] at arm’s length… What do you have? General Dental Chaos? The other GDC and “The Referendu ...

    by Enamel Prism
    Friday, 12 September 2014
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  • This Bayesian network meta-analysis only included 11 small studies of overall low quality. While the greatest reduction in PPD was seen with debridement in conjunction with antibiotics the difference are small so it is difficult to conclude that any particular non-surgical treatment for peri-implantitis performs better than debridement alone The post Peri-implantitis: little evidence that particular non-surgical treatments are better than debridement alone appeared first on The Dental Elf.

  • This review compares the clinical outcomes of scaling and root planing with Er:YAG laser either as an alternative or as an adjuvant in patients with chronic periodontitis. 12 small trials were included and similar outcomes were seen with both treatments at 3 months . However hetrogeneity in teh studies and the small sample size mean that these finding should be interpreted with caution. The post Chronic periodontitis: review suggests that Er:YAG laser may provide short term improvement appeared first on The Dental Elf.

  • This is one of a series of reviews that has looked at postoperative complications following different treatments for mandibular fractures. This review focuses on anterior mandibular fractures with the findings suggesting that lag screws and single miniplate plus an arch bar were superior to 2 miniplates The post Anterior mandibular fractures: review suggests lag screws and 1 plate plus an arch bar were superior to 2 miniplates for fixation appeared first on The Dental Elf.

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  • 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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    PROMO: Order a Performer LR+ Black Edition by 31 October and receive a free doctor's stool and Satalec Newtron scaler For further information on this offer please get in touch with A-dec via phon ...

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    Everyone's favourite W&H Assistina monsters, the Bugdrilla family, have decided to see the world. And you can win an iPad Air by helping them to visit exciting places and have new experiences!To t ...

    Thursday, 11 September 2014
  • Dental Website

    Your Dental Website, What's Important?

    Your Dental Website, What’s Important?The answer to this question “Dental Website, What’s Important?” is incredibly simple really and it’s this: (1) You need to attract as much traffic to your site as ...

    Tuesday, 09 September 2014
  • Recession and recovery – in dentistry the consumer is king - By Simon Hughes

    According to key business lobby groups, the UK economy is prospering and economic recovery is now in full-swing. Growth is reaching record highs and the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) has upgraded ...

    Saturday, 06 September 2014
  • First Impressions

    Implement practice procedures that make the best possible use of their time. Similarly, safeguarding patient satisfaction and confidence is paramount to the management of a successful team. Advanced d ...

    Thursday, 14 August 2014
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    Dental charity celebrates 10 year birthday

    This October will see Bridge2Aid’s Dental Training Programme celebrate its 10th anniversary at the magnificent Wembley Stadium.Since the charity’s very first training programme back in 2004, with ...

    Thursday, 14 August 2014
  • Risks, Benefits and Costs - Dr Michael Sultan

    If we fail to offer our patients the very latest technological innovations in diagnosis and care are we doing them a dis-service and providing second-tier dentistry?The best imaging equipment, such as ...

    Thursday, 14 August 2014
  • Preventing ‘Wear to Despair’ – an interview with Tif Qureshi

    Tooth wear is a common condition among patients in the UK. According to figures in the Adult Dental Health Survey, over three quarters of the population suffers from tooth wear of some kind.[1] The tr ...

    Friday, 08 August 2014
  • 3M ESPE – Masters of innovation in restorative dentistry

    “Invention isn’t innovation until you’ve delivered something to the marketplace. The engine that drives innovation is technology, but understanding what people need and delivering the right product at ...

    Friday, 08 August 2014
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