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  • 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
  • 76graduates waiting for FD place

    The UK Committee of Postgraduate Dental Deans and Directors (COPDEND) has announced that 76 UK graduates are still on the waiting list for a Dental Foundation Training (DFT) place, while 968 graduates have confirmed places. The BDA’s Judith Husband has responded to the report by calling for ‘proper investment’ in Read More
  • Winetasters vulnerable to tooth erosion

    A new study has highlighted the potential threat to the teeth of professional wine tasters. Researchers at the University of Adelaide found that just 10 one-minute swill-and-spit sessions are enough to soften tooth enamel and make teeth vulnerable to erosion. It found that the acid in most wines would render Read More
  • Dentistsaccuse fluoride opponents of scare-mongering

    Hull City Council is considering introducing water fluoridation to improve children's teeth. However, a campaign against the plans has been started and protesters are claiming it was "mass medication without consent". Local dentists are appealing to people in Hull to ignore "scaremongering" from campaigners. Read More
  • Dentisttriumphs against GDC to stay on register

    A dentist who was served with a notice of erasure from the Dentist’s Register has defied all predictions and successfully appealed. Edgar Gordon was told by the General Dental Council he was “unlikely to succeed” and family and friends counselled him against challenging the erasure - but sustained by a belief Read More
  • LordHowe visits prototype practice

    More than 60 dental practices around the country have been chosen to pilot the new ‘protoype’ contracts. Health Minister Lord Howe visited one of those, Woodford Dental Care in Essex and spoke to staff about their practice. The owner Len D’Cruz said: “I am very pleased to have the opportunity Read More
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The GDPUK Blog

  • 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
  • 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
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  • A new review of anti-inflammatory agents for the management of gingivitis identified 14 studies. While the various anti-inflammatory agents showed benefit, the majority of the studies were at high risk of bias, so the results should be treated with caution. The post Gingivitis: anti-inflammatory agents may be beneficial suggests review appeared first on The Dental Elf.

  • This new Cochrane review included 8 trials, involving a total of 2,876 children finding little evidence to support or refute the use of chlorhexidine varnish or gel in reducing caries or mutans streptoccoci levels. The post Caries: little evidence to support use of chlorhexidine varnishes or gels for prevention appeared first on The Dental Elf.

  • A mean prevalence of 22% (CI: 14-30%) was found for peri-implantitis and 43% (CI: 32-54%) for peri-implant mucositis in this review which included 15 studies. However, owing to the level of heterogeneity the results should be treated with caution. The post Peri-implantitis: a common complication of dental implants? appeared first on The Dental Elf.

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  • 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
  • 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
  • Michael Joseph Companies launches new, low price Private Lab

     North London based lab operator Michael Joseph Companies has struck out in a new direction with the launch of a low price, high quality lab specialising in Private Dentistry quality work at extr ...

    Wednesday, 08 April 2015
  • 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
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