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 Dental Therapists (BADT) national conference in Birmingham.
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 and vegetables) and the high levels of fluorine that exist around the volcano.
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.
There is no prize draw, and all data is anonymous.
Dentists, please complete the survey from this link.
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 tooth decay – for which our children and the NHS are paying a heavy price.’
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 around the dental services the NHS provides.