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  • Guidesfor Commissioning Dental Specialities published

    NHS England’s Guides for Commissioning Dental Specialities relate to the commissioning of NHS dental care in England. Designed primarily for NHS England commissioners; the Guides are intended to address the need for greater national level standardisation in NHS England’s commissioning of dental care as well as providing clarity and consistency Read More
  • Pompeiicitizens had perfect teeth

    Researchers in Italy say that the victims of Pompeii had perfect teeth right up to the moment when they were covered in and petrified by volcanic ash by Vesuvius in 79AD. Scientists speculate that the Pompeians’ teeth were perfected by their healthy diets (which consisted of a lot of fruits Read More
  • Consideryourself as one’ CDO tells therapists

    The distinctive roles within a dental team need to be overlooked if dentistry’s workforce is to successfully meet the oral health needs of a future population. That was the message from the new chief dental officer (CDO) for England, Sara Hurley, when she addressed delegates at the British Association of Read More
  • NICEguidance on prophylactic antibiotics is unchanged

    Following a review of evidence and consultation the National Institute of Health and Care Excellence (NICE) has upheld its advice that prophylactic antibiotics are not necessary before treating patients with infective endocarditis. The findings of the review supporting the status quo established in 2008, when NICE first changed its recommendation Read More
  • Childrenin special schools are more likely to have teeth removed

    Children in special support schools have slightly lower levels of tooth decay than children in mainstream schools but are more likely to have their teeth extracted, according to a new survey published today by Public Health England (PHE). Dr Sandra White, Dental Director at PHE said: “Children in special support Read More
  • Alldental graduates gain foundation training places

     The UK Committee of Postgraduate Dental Deans and Directors (COPDEND) has confirmed that that every eligible UK graduate has secured a dental foundation training (DFT) place for the second year running. The BDA’s Judith Husband described the result as ‘great news’. She said: “We were determined that last year would Read More
  • Dentsplyand Sirona to merge

    Dentsply International and Sirona Dental Systems are to merge, creating the world's largest maker of professional dental products with a value of about $13.3 billion, it was announced by the companies on Tuesday. The merger will involve shares in the companies only, no cash. Sirona shareholders will receive 1.8142 shares of Read More
  • Noevidence linking dental treatment to Alzheimers disease

    Despite provocative reporting and sensational headlines, dental experts in the UK and USA have said there is no evidence that Alzheimer's disease can be spread from person to person by direct contact, or through any dental procedures or dental instruments. The BDA’s Professor Damien Walmsley, said: “Dentists take patient safety Read More
  • Therapistscall for health summit on child decay

    A recent report reveals that children’s tooth decay is a postcard lottery, dental therapists are calling for a health summit to address the crisis. Fiona Sandom, president of the British Association of Dental Therapists (BADT) said ‘we now need some joined-up thinking to address the associated health issues – including Read More
  • BDAcritical of new Trades Union Bill

    The House of Commons has given a second reading to the Government’s Trade Union Bill, which now goes into Committee for detailed scrutiny. The BDA has argued that it represents ‘the most restrictive trade union laws in the Western world’, is potentially outside the International Labour Organisations conventions, and may Read More
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The GDPUK Blog

  • Mystical World of Dentistry

    The Mystical World of Dentistry


    by DentistGoneBadd
    Tuesday, 06 October 2015
  • Dental Terminology

    Terminology - Dental jargon to bamboozle


    by DentistGoneBadd
    Monday, 28 September 2015
  • The FCA is more than just the OFT with a new name . . .

    The FCA is more than just the OFT with a new name . . . by Martin Gilbert Offering credit to your patients used to be so simple. All you needed was a Consumer Credit Licence and that was it. When a patient wanted to spread the cost of the treatment, you forwarded an application to the lend ...

    by Guest Visitor
    Friday, 25 September 2015
  • I wouldn't recommend him to my worst teecher



    by DentistGoneBadd
    Sunday, 20 September 2015
  • Specialist Lists and the GDC Review

     The GDC specialist lists were established in 1998; the most recent, Special Care Dentistry, being added in 2008. The UK has more recognised areas of specialism than any other European country.  There are currently 4261 registered specialists across the 13 disciplines. The GDC are not obli ...

    by Laura Pearce
    Friday, 18 September 2015
  • Spiralling Morale …

    Welcome back to the Indian Summer of tropical rain…There was a time when those of use of a certain age [OK Old if you will, but take that tone out of your voice!] decided to pursue dentistry for many reasons one of which was the life time career of care which happened to be comfortably paid.  P ...

    by Enamel Prism
    Friday, 18 September 2015
  • SUGAR FREE - Let's make dental events and offices free of sucrose

    Here is a campaign in which GDPUK can be the leader and get the whole profession to change their thinking, and from there spread outwards. I believe dentists, their teams and dental company offices and dental events must lead the way by being sugar free. When we visit a dental organisation o ...

    by Tony Jacobs
    Tuesday, 15 September 2015
  • Stunning



    by DentistGoneBadd
    Tuesday, 15 September 2015
  • Walking the Plank - Part 2

    When an oppressive situation arises develops over the years as the one we have with our current regulator, it is natural initially, to think this won’t directly affect me. Gradually, though, it becomes apparent from the people you hear of who are affected, and then those you personally know that bec ...

    by Simon Thackeray
    Monday, 14 September 2015
  • Walking the Plank - Part 1

    Readers may or may not have experienced the delights of going on a cruise. So how does a voyage on a Dental Cruise sound?You join your ship with lots of other passengers and set sail. What is vitally important though is that you’ve been told before you sail you have to provide your own lifejacket. Y ...

    by Simon Thackeray
    Monday, 14 September 2015
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  • The update of a 2007 Cochrane review of parasympathomimetic drugs for dry mouth after radiotherapy did not identify an new studies. The 3 RCTs identified in the previous version provide limited evidence to support the use of pilocarpine hydrochloride in the treatment of radiation-induced xerostomia. The post Parasympathomimetic drugs for dry mouth after radiotherapy appeared first on National Elf Service.

  • Ten studies including both in vivo and ex-vivo designs were included in this review of electronic apex locators. The authors found that precision varied with the device and type of irrigation but was not influenced by the status of the pulp tissue. However, the quality of the included studies was not high with only two being considered to be at low risk of bias. The post Electronic apex locators – precision varies with devices appeared first on National Elf Service.

  • This review of Tooth Mousse® (casein phosphopeptide-amorphous calcium phosphate) for caries prevention only identified 12 studies (8 RCTs). Many were of short duration and exhibited a great deal of heterogeneity; while there is some suggestion of benefit, the quality of the evidence is very low. The post Tooth Mousse® for caries prevention – little evidence available appeared first on National Elf Service.

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