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  • GDPUKlaunches Private Dental Fees Survey 2015

    GDPUK is proud to announce, in conjunction with Dentistry magazine, the launch of our 2015 Dental Fees Survey. The aim is to collect data from the profession around the UK, and to collate the data about private fees into a useful analysis, which will help colleagues in setting their fees.The Read More
  • GDCChief Executive writes for PoliticsHome

    Evlynne Gilvarry, Chief Executive and Registrar of the General Dental Council, has outlined some key changes taking place at the GDC in the publication PoliticsHome, which is read by many MPs, civil servants and opinion formers. She concludes that they are aware of the challenges of the past and have Read More
  • Dentistswell motivated but have low morale

    The Health and Social Care Information Centre ( has published its  survey into motivation and morale among dentists. About half of dentists have good motivation, but only a quarter have good morale. There are strong variations in the different countries of the UK, between principals and associates. Hours worked and Read More
  • DPASacquired by Wesleyan

    Wesleyan, the specialist financial services provider, today announced the acquisition of DPAS, a major provider of practice-branded dental plans. This acquisition will strengthen Wesleyan’s position in the dental market, where it already provides a range of personal and commercial services to the dental profession. The transaction is subject to regulatory approval. Read More
  • KentSurrey and Sussex move to Vantage for referral management

    Approximately 700 dental practices, across 21 Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) are moving to a new Dental Electronic Referral Service (DERS) in the coming months. NHS England have recently contracted with Vantage Diagnostics Ltd, a UK leading provider of electronic referral management. The first tranche of dentists will be using the Read More
  • FGDPcautions against involving regulator in antibiotic prescribing

    The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) has called on healthcare professionals to help curb the inappropriate prescribing of antibiotics.  The Faculty of General Dental Practice (UK) endorses the responsible use of antibiotics, and the ‘right dose at the right time’ approach advocated by the NICE guidelines, but Read More
  • Patientsoverwhelmingly confident in their NHS dentist

    Data published by NHS England shows that, over the first three months of them taking part in the Friends and Family Test, dental practices consistently had 97% of patients saying they would recommend the service and only 1% saying they would not.  More than six out of ten dental practices Read More
  • IllegalBelfast whitener continues his business

    BBC Northern Ireland has exposed the case of a man convicted of illegal teeth whitening who is still running a clinic in Belfast. Samuel Irvine-Madine was convicted in April of illegally impersonating a dental practitioner and carrying out teeth whitening and was fined £500. Despite this the BBC has discovered Read More
  • 400000 year-old dental tartar provides earliest evidence of human-made pollution

    Researchers have uncovered evidence of food and potential respiratory irritants entrapped in the dental tartar of 400,000-year-old teeth at Qesem Cave near Tel Aviv, the site of many major discoveries from the late Lower Paleolithic period. The research provides direct evidence of what early Palaeolithic people ate and the quality Read More
  • Dentaltreatment during pregnancy is safe says ADA

    It's safe for pregnant women to undergo dental treatment with local anesthetics, according to a new study published in The Journal of the American Dental Association (JADA). “Our study identified no evidence to show that dental treatment with local anesthetics [LA] is harmful during pregnancy, and yet so many pregnant Read More
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The GDPUK Blog

  • Delivering better dental health

    Delivering Better Oral Health


    by DentistGoneBadd
    Tuesday, 01 September 2015
  • The Dental Revolution (Dentistry in 2020)

    Revolution - the Dental World according to Corbyn


    by DentistGoneBadd
    Sunday, 23 August 2015
  • Institutional Arrogance

    Institutional ArroganceMany of you will be reading this from the sneaky preview of your ‘mobile device’ while on holiday so I will keep my mumblings brief. Don’t want the present Partners or Spouses to my dear readers getting a holiday stress on!Holidays are of course the time when you re bond with ...

    by Enamel Prism
    Tuesday, 18 August 2015
  • Listen carefully - We'll be asking questions later

    If patients wrote dental information leaflets


    by DentistGoneBadd
    Monday, 17 August 2015
  • Comfortably Numb?

    Is there anybody out there?These words introduce the beginning of my favourite song, Pink Floyd’s ‘Comfortably Numb’, the title of which has always struck me as a particularly apt song for dentists.Several times in my career different parts of the song have resonated with me for various reasons, but ...

    by Simon Thackeray
    Thursday, 13 August 2015
  • Preparing for the worst

    The Worst


    by DentistGoneBadd
    Monday, 10 August 2015
  • Dental Advertising - Seeing through the gloss



    by DentistGoneBadd
    Sunday, 02 August 2015
  • Sugar - the bitter truth



    by DentistGoneBadd
    Tuesday, 28 July 2015
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    by DentistGoneBadd
    Sunday, 19 July 2015
  • Pain - Nothing hits it harder than @dentistgonebadd

    Pain - pass the analgesics


    by DentistGoneBadd
    Monday, 13 July 2015
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