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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
  • Peri-implantitisissue raised in Parliament

    Retired dentist, Baroness Gardner of Parkes raised the issue of peri-implantitis, which she described as an important and growing health problem in the House of Lords.  in replying, Minister of Health Earl Howe said that a working group had been set up to develop ‘clear and consistent’ guidance on treatment Read More
  • There’sroom for all graduates this year

    The Committee of Postgraduate Dental Deans and Directors (COPDEND) has announced that all new dental graduates who are eligible and need to complete dental foundation training to work in NHS primary dental care have now been offered a training place. 999 available posts have been filled across England, Wales and Northern Read More
  • GDPUKteams up with Dentistry Show

    GDPUK is delighted to announce a new partnership with the Dentistry Show,  and will be the exclusive media partner for the GDP Theatre 2015 at the show, being held at NEC, Birmingham, on 17th and 18th April 2015. Read More
  • BDAattacks GDC over its irresponsible’ advertisement

    The British Dental Association (BDA) has responded to news that the General Dental Council (GDC) is to team up with the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) to combat ‘irresponsible’ advertising. Mick Armstrong said: “The dental regulator has just spent thousands on a campaign that is clearly at odds with its own policy Read More
  • Goodand bad news on access to NHS dentistry

    Just over 29.9 million adult and child patients in England saw an NHS dentist in the 24 months to June 2014, according to the Health and Social Care Information Centre (HSCIC). However although the total number and percentage of adults seen by June 2014 is higher than in 2006, the Read More
  • IDHsees turnover jump 17

    Europe’s biggest dental group has seen a surge in sales, fuelled in part by buying up new practices, according to the Sunday Times. Integrated Dental Holdings, owned by the buyout firms Carlyle and Palamon, saw sales jump 17% to £408m in the year to March. It added more than 50 Read More
  • Healthwatchspeaks out about access to dentists

    People all across the country are venting increasing frustration about access to and the quality of NHS dentistry services, according to Healthwatch England. Its chair Anna Bradley said: “Patients are constantly being fed confusing and inaccurate information about who is and isn’t currently offering NHS treatment.” The BDA said that Read More
  • CQCsets out new plans for dental services regulation

    The Care Quality Commission (CQC) has published its views on potential changes to the way it regulates primary care dental services in England from 2015 onwards. Professor Steve Field, Chief Inspector of Primary Medical Services, said: “Our priority is to take a more collaborative approach with our partners in order Read More
  • 845increase in cost of compliance shocks NASDAL

    The cost of compliance to the average sole dental practitioner practice has increased by 845% in the last decade according to the National Association of Specialist Dental Accountants and Lawyers (NASDAL). Appalled by the proposed 64% increase in the cost of the General Dental Council’s annual registration fee, a NASDAL Read More
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The GDPUK Blog

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    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 read ...

    by Enamel Prism
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  • 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
  • That's an angry Chicken.

    Playing Chicken with the GDC?

    So, the GDC has responded to the BDA’s challenge at the 12th hour with the response we probably all expected. Basically it’s a legalese version of a ‘la la la we’re not listening, and my dad’s bigger than your dad ‘cos he’s going to take all your money when you lose’.The problem we have with that is ...

    by Simon Thackeray
    Tuesday, 12 August 2014
  • Risk Assessment Part One

    Risk Assessment - Part One


    by DentistGoneBadd
    Monday, 11 August 2014
  • Preparing for Friends and Family Test

    Preparing for Friends and Family Test


    by DentistGoneBadd
    Monday, 04 August 2014
  • To rant or not to rant ?

    That is indeed a question!!Phew, what a scorcher. If you think the meteorological heat is oppressive, you want to try working in Wimpole Street. AirCon does nothing to relieve the heat of the pressure the GDC should be feeling.What interesting, perhaps desperate times we live in.The world is aw ...

    by Enamel Prism
    Monday, 28 July 2014
  • Avoiding THE Question

    Having just read the response from the GDC to the BDA’s questions about the Telegraph advert, it would appear that there is a distinct tone of avoiding answering the legitimate questions posed. Coming from the Chair of the GDC, with his background at the Office of FAIR Trading, this again seems ...

    by Simon Thackeray
    Wednesday, 23 July 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 ...

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  • 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 ...

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  • 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 ...

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  • A fantastic day for dentists and DCPs - European Society of Aesthetic Orthodontics (ESAO)

    On the 21st June in Birmingham the European Society of Aesthetic Orthodontics (ESAO) hosted a full-capacity orthodontic skills course. With parallel sessions running for dentists and DCPs; the sold-ou ...

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  • Keeping it in the family -Tim Caudrelier

    What’s the first thing you think of when someone says ‘marketing’?Perhaps something like ‘advertising’ or ‘attracting new patients’, or maybe even ‘expensive’.But that doesn’t need to be the case.Inte ...

    Friday, 08 August 2014
  • Patient power shapes the dental market - Simon Hughes Christie+ Co

    We are told that the economic recovery is now in full-swing, and according to key business lobby groups, the UK economy is prospering. Growth is reaching record highs and the British Chambers of Comme ...

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    Martin Hellawell is in charge of customer and information technology services at Nuview. The expert on integrating cameras and digital microscope photography into dentistry, he advises customers on th ...

    Thursday, 07 August 2014
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