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  • Militarydentist to be new CDO

    NHS England has announced the appointment of Sara Hurley BDS MFGDP(UK) MSc MA as Chief Dental Officer. She joins NHS England from the Royal Centre for Defence Medicine where she has worked hand in hand with the NHS. Concurrent with her Royal Centre for Defence Medicine responsibilities, Sara has been Read More
  • Dentistryoverlooked in parties’ manifestos

    The BDA says it is disappointed that none of the three major Westminster parties mention dentistry in their manifestos. Despite the long-awaited reformed NHS dental contract, and an ongoing discussion on public health by all parties, no explicit reference to dentistry or dentists has been made, the BDA reports. Read More
  • ProfLamey erasure quashed

    A High Court judge, Mr Justice Weir, has quashed a decision against Professor Philip Lamey of Belfast to erase his name from the dental register and imposed a six-month suspension. The new terms imposed were reached on agreement with the parties following a hearing at the end of March. Read More
  • Dentistsstressed by GDC investigation

    A Dental Protection survey of 140 members who have been investigated by the General Dental Council (GDC) reveals that 94% felt it had an impact on their stress and anxiety and 33% had considered leaving the profession because of the experience. The survey also showed that 76% believe the investigation Read More
  • Errorfound in BDS Cardiff qualification

    The General Dental Council (GDC) and Cardiff University have identified a technical issue with the award of the BDS qualification and the registration with the GDC of Cardiff students who graduated between 2010 and 2014. They have assured those involved that their registration remains (and will remain) in place while Read More
  • Feedingfrenzy for dental practices in SE England

    Private dental practices in the UK have been in the doldrums but show signs of picking up, according to the NASDAL quarterly goodwill survey. Alan Suggett, specialist dental accountant and a partner in UNW LLP said ‘it was still apparent that there was a 'feeding frenzy' for dental practices of Read More
  • PeterCrooks re-elected to chair Northern Ireland DPC

    Peter Crooks has been re-elected unopposed as Chair of the Northern Ireland Dental Practice Committee. He said: “This is a crucial time for dentistry in Northern Ireland with practices under significant financial pressures and ever increasing regulatory burdens. As a committee we will continue to push for better resources and provide strong leadership to meet Read More
  • Suspendeddentist ordered to repay 175 K grant

    Andre Basson was last month was given a six-month suspension and ordered to repay an NHS grant. He failed to wash his hands between patients and occasionally failed to wear gloves at his Inverness practice. In 2009, he was awarded £175,000 by the NHS to help him set up his Read More
  • Doubtsraised over efficacy of xylitol in prevention

    A new Cochrane review by researchers at the University of Manchester found low-quality evidence that fluoride toothpaste containing the natural sweetener xylitol prevents tooth decay. Lead author Philip Riley said: "The evidence we identified did not allow us to make any robust conclusions about the effects of xylitol, and we Read More
  • Denplanlaunches a pilot programme for new dental partnerships

    Denplan has announced the launch of a new dental partnership funding programme which will see the company enter a partnership with individual dental practices. Denplan will initially pilot the partnership programme with five Denplan member practices, acquiring a 50% equity stake in the practice and becoming an equal partner, with Read More
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The GDPUK Blog

  • All you wanted to know about dental nurses.

    Dental Nurses - all you need to know


    by DentistGoneBadd
    Monday, 20 April 2015
  • Buy an AED - a patient arrested in my dental surgery

     Thursday 16th April 2015 is the day I will never forget.  I was in surgery with Amy.  Bea was at reception.  It was a life changing moment for me and I am sure, for all of us, by Dr Chris Tavares BDS       THE CARDIAC ARRESTWe were ready t ...

    by Chris Tavares
    Sunday, 19 April 2015
  • Standards 1.0

    Standards 1.0


    by DentistGoneBadd
    Monday, 13 April 2015
  • Battle Of Hustings

    I had originally planned on discussing manifestos this week. Something that would have a lot easier if I actually had the manifestos to hand! Unfortunately none of the parties has released theirs so far and we will have to speak instead of the Battles of the Hustings' Three such events have bee ...

    by Pramod Subbaraman
    Thursday, 09 April 2015
  • The Making of Dental History

    Dental History by @DentistGoneBadd


    by DentistGoneBadd
    Tuesday, 07 April 2015
  • Clearly - an Election with promise

    The Clock is TickingAs of writing, there are about 30 odd days to go to the UK General Election [1] and politics may have changed for ever. The 2-party system may well be broken. It seems likely that the smaller parties will have a relatively huge amount of influence over the eventual policies of th ...

    by Enamel Prism
    Sunday, 05 April 2015
  • Let the games begin!

    This week marks the beginning of the election period. Parliament has been dissolved, there are no longer any sitting MPs and the most unpredictable and arguably the most interesting election begins! I have had a busy month leading up to this.There were two Liberal Democrat conferences ( one Federal ...

    by Pramod Subbaraman
    Thursday, 02 April 2015
  • Engaging- with-the-Friends-&-Family-Test

    Friends and Family Test [FFT] This blog article is a personal opinion piece by Dr Ian Mills BDS (Glasg.), MFDS RCPS (Glasg.), MJDF RCS (Eng.), Dip Imp Dent RCS (Eng.), FFGDP (UK), FDS RCPS (Glasg.)Ian is a partner at Torrington Dental Practice, in Devon. The FFT will be intr ...

    by Ian Mills
    Wednesday, 01 April 2015
  • The ID Block

    The ID Block


    by DentistGoneBadd
    Monday, 30 March 2015
  • Measuring Patient Experience in NHS Dentistry

    Measuring patient experience in NHS Dentistry  This blog article is a personal opinion piece by Dr Ian Mills BDS (Glasg.), MFDS RCPS (Glasg.), MJDF RCS (Eng.), Dip Imp Dent RCS (Eng.), FFGDP (UK), FDS RCPS (Glasg.)Ian is a partner at Torrington Dental Practice, in Devon.&nbs ...

    by Ian Mills
    Sunday, 29 March 2015
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  • Are You Planning Your Exit?

     Come and meet the Dental Elite team at the BDA Conference and Exhibition 2015 on stand B36 or join us after the show at our Exit Seminar. We will hold five short presentations exploring retireme ...

    Wednesday, 22 April 2015
  • UnoDent Spring Promotions from The Dental Directory

      This Spring look out for never seen before savings on an array of top quality UnoDent products when sourced from The Dental Directory.Save up to 45% on UnoDent Gloves – Excellent quality w ...

    Wednesday, 22 April 2015
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     Attention all DBG members! - Look out for exclusive promotions with The Dental Directory As a valued DBG member, if you open an account with The Dental Directory before the 31st May yo ...

    Wednesday, 22 April 2015
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      You may well have seen the adverts for a new medical drama on Sky 1 HD called Critical. This is a 13-part series set in a major trauma centre and each show covers one story, in one place, ...

    Monday, 20 April 2015
  • Caernarfon Dental Practice re-opens

      On Monday 30th March the Church Street Dental Practice in Caernarfon re-opened  under the expert guidance and leadership of Simon Gallier, a dentist with 32 years of experience.  ...

    Thursday, 16 April 2015
  • ‘Working with The Dental Directory is a positive experience’

    Leanne Ridley, Dental Nurse at Ghyllmount Dental in Penrith says: “With The Dental Directory, online ordering makes it really easy and we are moving over to a big, monthly order schedule very soo ...

    Wednesday, 15 April 2015
  • Pure Laboratory announces money-saving monthly special offers

    Pure Laboratory, the low price Private Dentistry lab launched in April by lab operator Michael Joseph Companies, has reinforced its promise to help dentists maximise margin on every job with a commitm ...

    Wednesday, 15 April 2015
  • Dentistry: a business with a future

    Practice Plan presents an overview of the current situation with NHS dentistry, to help dentists make an informed decision as to what may be best for their patients in the future.   &nb ...

    Tuesday, 14 April 2015
  • My first job in dentistry

    Dentist David Griffiths shares his experience of those first few, all-important years in practice with Young Dentist readers.I knew from the start that I would begin working primarily under an NHS con ...

    Tuesday, 14 April 2015
  • How to market and manage your practice

     Chris Barrow will be among leading business experts from across the dental profession speaking at Practice Plan’s Practice Management Conferences in June.  Delivering an unmissable session ...

    Wednesday, 08 April 2015
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