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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
  • Moyesducks ARF issue

    At its' 18th September meeting, the General Dental Council (GDC) had on its agenda a paper on the results of the recent ARF consultation. It was listed to be 'considered'. However before any discussion could take place the chairman, William Moyes, said that any discussion should be deferred until the Read More
  • GDCHead of Regulation made redundant

    Neil Marshall, the Director of Regulation will be leaving the GDC on 28 November, having accepted redundancy. Changes to the top management team mean the creation two separate directorates; one to cover Registration and Operational Excellence, the other to include Fitness to Practise and Illegal Practice, each led by a Read More
  • Yourverdict on the GDC Unfit unfair and unresponsive

    The British Dental Association (BDA) has responded to publication of responses to the General Dental Council’s (GDC) consultation on proposed increases to the annual retention fee (ARF). The data shows that 97% of respondents have rejected the GDC’s proposed 64% fee rise. An overwhelming majority have also questioned the regulator’s Read More
  • GDCrejects Dental Protection’s claims

    The General Dental Council (GDC) has strongly rejected a recent claim by Dental Protection in a press statement, that the GDC has unnecessarily progressed many of the complaints it receives through its Fitness to Practise (FtP) processes. The GDC  also rejected Dental Protection's claim that they saw no potential for Read More
  • LDCscall for action on GDP contract and GDC

    A group of Local Dental Committees (LDCs) is calling for a debate on two separate issues including new ideas on reform of the GDP contract. Their proposals for reform have been worked up into a solid proposal, which they believe could accelerate the movement for change. They are also calling Read More
  • NoARF decision until October

    The General Dental Council’s (GDC) consultation on the Annual Retention Fee (ARF) will be discussed at its meeting on September  18, but no decision on the level will be taken then. It has commissioned KPMG to review the assumptions underlying the proposal to raise the ARF by 64%. The decision Read More
  • Onlyone in three practices in Manchester accepting new child patients

    An investigation by the Manchester Evening News has revealed that only one in three Manchester dental practices is taking on new child patients. The newspaper revealed its findings a month after statistics from the NHS were published, showing that children in Manchester have some of the poorest standards of oral Read More
  • Sevenpractices in North East sold jointly

    Over the course of the month of August, aided by Dental Elite, a group of six individual dental practice owners in the North East successfully completed on the sale of their seven dental practices to a small corporate from the South of England. By acting together the group secured a Read More
  • DentalProtection responds strongly to GDC

    Dental Protection has responded in detail to the GDC’s recent consultation on its proposals to increase the Annual Retention Fee (ARF) by 64%. Dental Protection fundamentally disagrees with the GDC’s flawed starting position. It says the GDC sees no potential for improving what has become an increasingly dysfunctional and unnecessarily Read More
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The GDPUK Blog

  • 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


    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
  • Creating a rapport with patients



    by DentistGoneBadd
    Tuesday, 09 September 2014
  • Immovable Object meets Irresistible Force

    What happens when an Immovable Object meets an Irresistible Force? Impasse. And so it would appear to have been for the last couple of weeks after the initial thrust of the BDA’s threats, and the parry and riposte of the GDC’s response. However, I always thought it was going to be right at ...

    by Simon Thackeray
    Friday, 05 September 2014
  • A Short Course on the TMJ

    TMJ: A Short Course


    by DentistGoneBadd
    Tuesday, 02 September 2014
  • Confused by New Dental Contract

    The new NEW contract


    by DentistGoneBadd
    Tuesday, 26 August 2014
  • Swarm theory - what's buzzing?

    Welcome back if you have been away.  Isn’t it lovely to get back to the predictable routines of work after the manic family reunions on a beach somewhere?!  Just over 100 days to Chr… Oops’ sorry, it’s the C word :)  [1] Have you got your cheque books ready? How old am I? Sorry, ...

    by Enamel Prism
    Friday, 22 August 2014
  • GDC: Broken and Broke?

    The revelations of a recent FOI request showing the cash reserves and short term access assets of the GDC potentially raise questions of the financial fortitude of our regulator.If indeed the figures supplied by the GDC are correct, and represent the full and correct answer to the question asked, th ...

    by Simon Thackeray
    Thursday, 21 August 2014
  • Avoid Silly Dental Mistakes

    Silly mistakes


    by DentistGoneBadd
    Monday, 18 August 2014
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  • The Hall technique is a relatively new management technique for caries in primary molars. This trial compares it use against the conventional approach and a non-restorative approach. Results at one year suggest that the Hall technique performed best. The post Caries management: trial finds Hall technique more successful than other approaches in primary molars appeared first on The Dental Elf.

  • Today we look at a review that was comparing the clinical outcomes between locking and non-locking plates for the fixation of fractures mandibles. The review identified 10 studies, 8 of which were at high risk of bias. They found that there was no difference in the level of post operative complications between teh different approaches. The post Mandibular fractures: review finds no difference in postoperative complications between locking and non-locking plates 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 ...

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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 ...

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    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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