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  • NASDALsurvey shows private practice profits just ahead of NHS

    Average profit of UK private dental practices was just ahead of NHS in nearly a decade according to the latest statistics from the National Association of Specialist Dental Accountants and Lawyers(NASDAL). The difference is small, with an average NHS practice making a profit of £129,000 per dentist, compared to £131,000 Read More
  • Bradfordchildren feel the benefit

    A scheme to varnish thousands of primary school and nursery pupils' teeth with fluoride has been positive, according to Bradford District Care Trust which provides the service. All primary schools across Bradford and Airedale have been invited to sign up for the varnishing sessions carried out by dental nurses and Read More
  • Henrikis new chair of GDPC

    Henrik Overgaard-Nielsen, a GDP from West London, has been elected ‘by a landslide’ to chair the BDA’s General Dental Practice Committee (GDPC). Also elected as Vice-Chairs were West Midlands Dave Cottam and from North Yorkshire Richard Emms. In his election address for the committee Henrik said: ‘I have always believed Read More
  • Morethan a third of 12 year-olds embarrassed to smile because of their teeth

    More than a third (35 per cent) of 12-year-olds and 28 per cent of 15-year-olds say they have been embarrassed to smile or laugh due to how they felt about the condition of their teeth during the past three months, Children's Dental Health (CDH) Survey 2013 shows. The survey is Read More
  • Somegood news for dentists in budget

    Dentists with private pensions are set to benefit from pension changes announced by George Osborne in his Budget today while dental practice-owners may see a reduction in their overheads thanks to a promised review of business rates. Nick Ledingham, Chairman of NASDAL, welcomed the budgetary changes announced by the Chancellor Read More
  • Dentistsbelieve they are more likely to be sued

    A Dental Protection survey shows that nine in 10 dentists believe they are more likely to be sued now than five years ago. Of those, 81% believe the rise in media coverage of clinical negligence is the main reason, followed by high patient expectations (58%) and workload (28%). Kevin Lewis, Read More
  • Only5 Hepatitis C cases found in D'Mello tests

    Allegations of poor hygiene practices by Mr D'Mello led to 22,000 patients being recalled for blood tests. But out of 4,506 people tested only five were found positive for hepatitis C. Government statistics state the rate in the population is 0.32%, so in this sample, 14 cases would be expected. Read More
  • Surveyshows dentists’ dissatisfaction

    A survey by the BDA shows that dentists are almost twice as likely as the general population to feel dissatisfied with life. It found that dentists rated their levels of satisfaction with life, happiness, and whether the activities they engage in seem worthwhile, at much lower levels than the wider Read More
  • Contractvalues to rise by 1 34 in April

    The Government has accepted the Doctors' and Dentists' Pay Review Body (DDRB) recommendations for a one per cent increase in GDPs’ pay, which will mean an increase in contract values in England of 1.34%. In Scotland there will be a 1.6% increase in fees. The BDA has criticised the DDRB Read More
  • Patientcharges to rise on April 1

    NHS dental charges (in England) will rise from April 1, 2015 as follows per course of treatment:Band 1 from £18.50 to £18.80Band 2 from £50.50 to £51.30Band 3 from £219 to £222.50 Read More
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The GDPUK Blog

  • The Light At the End of the Tunnel

    What is it about our profession that makes us targets for everyone? From the press to the government, from our patients to regulators, what have we ACTUALLY done to deserve the increased regulation, the increase in complaints and litigation, and the constant vitriol of the press?There is a constant ...

    by Simon Thackeray
    Thursday, 26 March 2015
  • Stress In Dental Practice

    Stress In Dental Practice


    by DentistGoneBadd
    Monday, 23 March 2015
  • The GDC "Current state of play"

    The GDC Current state of playLast week saw the GDC Accountability Hearing - the link is below. If the state of play of the GDC is anything like England's cricket, thety are back in the pavilion and on a losing wicket again. As presentations go, it reeked of nervousness bordering on the incompet ...

    by Enamel Prism
    Monday, 16 March 2015
  • Amalgam - is it all bad?



    by DentistGoneBadd
    Sunday, 15 March 2015
  • Are you recommendable?

    Rake in the Recommendations


    by DentistGoneBadd
    Saturday, 07 March 2015
  • Take me to the Leader

    In forming the ideas for this blog, I have thought about the changes that have occurred in the leadership and role models for the dental profession in the UK in the last decade or so. Some bodies have not changed their style, nor the stature of their dental leadership. In some government controlle ...

    by Tony Jacobs
    Friday, 06 March 2015
  • A-Bit-Too-Social Media

    When I qualified back in the early 1990’s, social media wasn’t exactly on the radar. The thought of being able to connect with a multitude of people instantly was the stuff of imagination. The Pub was our Facebook, and the only ‘likes’ we had were the various guest beers.Now it’s such a part of our ...

    by Simon Thackeray
    Thursday, 05 March 2015
  • Tiers for fears …

    Let me start with an apology ...Those of you of a certain age may recognise my poor attempt at an ironic pun. That of course is nothing to do with my age – I am just a poor punner, so to speak. One Week to go, Eight Weeks from certainty, We are 8 weeks from a General Election the outcome o ...

    by Enamel Prism
    Wednesday, 04 March 2015
  • Best Treatment Mode

    Treatment Selection


    by DentistGoneBadd
    Sunday, 01 March 2015
  • Saliva



    by DentistGoneBadd
    Sunday, 22 February 2015
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Keeping you up to date with reliable dental health research, policy & guidance
  • This Cochrane review included 10 studies and found low quality evidence that fluoride toothpaste containing xylitol may be more effective than fluoride-only toothpaste for preventing caries in the permanent teeth. The evidence for other xylitol products is insufficient to assess effectiveness. The post Xylitol in toothpaste may provide small additional benefit over fluoride toothpastes appeared first on The Dental Elf.

  • This randomised controlled trial compares atraumatic restorative treatment in older patients to conventional care finding no statistically significant difference at 2 years. The post Atraumatic restorative treatment for older adults appeared first on The Dental Elf.

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  • A-dec UK appoint new general manager

    A-dec are delighted to announce the appointment of Dean Hallows as General Manager of A-dec UK   Dean (pictured above) has more than 28 years of dental industry experience, both in the UK and i ...

    Friday, 27 March 2015
  • Complete, Cement-Free Solution Launched

     Kick-starting year-long celebrations of the innovations that have led Nobel Biocare to be “First for 50 Years”, a new complete, cement-free treatment concept was unveiled at IDS Cologne, promisi ...

    Wednesday, 25 March 2015
  • The right recruitment solution for your practice - Luke Moore

    Whether you are looking to expand or replace a member in your dental team, is essential to make sure you hire the ideal person. Here are some tips to consider along the recruitment process. Inter ...

    Wednesday, 25 March 2015
  • Associate indemnity - Ian Gordon BDS MFGDP on behalf of the ADG

    It is a requirement of the GDC for all dental professionals in the UK to have adequate indemnity provision in place, or they may face removal from the register.In order to comply, there are currently ...

    Tuesday, 24 March 2015
  • Meeting Today’s Patient Needs - Nobel Biocare ADI Team Congress in May 2015

     Dental implants have revolutionised the dental industry and they are fast becoming an essential aspect of the modern dentist’s range of skills. Providing a significant improvement in function an ...

    Tuesday, 24 March 2015
  • Bridge2Aid at the British Dental Conference and Exhibition

    What if your child had toothache and no hope of help?   With this message, dental charity Bridge2Aid hopes to increase vital support this year, making it possible to provide access to safe e ...

    Tuesday, 24 March 2015
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    Why You Need A Landing Page For Your Website

    Your Landing PageNeil SandersonMost people think of a website as an entity in its self, this is not the case. A website is a series of pages of which you need to think about landing pages.Wh ...

    Tuesday, 24 March 2015
  • Looking Ahead - Chris Barrow

    Now that 2015 is well under way, New Year celebrations seem like a distant memory and everyone is looking to their next holiday, I thought I’d take a minute to look ahead.I’m going to suggest three ma ...

    Tuesday, 24 March 2015
  • Brand new ClearSmile Brace courses

     IAS Academy offers dentists comprehensive courses for the Inman Aligner, ClearSmile Aligners and now for the brand new fixed brace appliance – ClearSmile Brace. ClearSmile Brace is a unique ...

    Monday, 23 March 2015
  • Planning a successful exit strategy with Dental Elite

      Enacting an exit strategy can be one of the most complicated tasks you will face as a practice principal. However, with efficient planning and time management, you can eliminate a lot of t ...

    Monday, 23 March 2015
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