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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
  • GDCgiven three choices for ARF and BDA responds

    When it meets on October 30 under the chairmanship of William Moyes, the General Dental Council (GDC) will be given three choices for the Annual Retention Fee (ARF) in 2015: £945, £890 or £850. It will also discuss its response to the recent consultation and the auditor’s report. Meanwhile the Read More
  • NICEadvises local authorities on dental prevention

    ‘More children should brush their teeth to halt tooth decay and gum disease’ is the message given out by the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE), which is urging local authorities to tackle a growing crisis in the state of people’s teeth in disadvantaged areas of England. But Read More
  • 50BDA members say Vote for Me

    There will be a record breaking number of candidates in the forthcoming election to the BDA’s Principal Executive Committee (PEC). A total of 50 members are now standing, drawn from the whole spectrum of the dental profession. Chief Executive Peter Ward said: “We have been bowled over by the sheer Read More
  • MHRAwarns dentists about the dangers of counterfeit equipment

    The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) is warning dentists about the potential danger of buying and using counterfeit and unapproved dental equipment. This follows the seizure of over 12,000 different pieces of poor quality dental equipment imported into the UK from China and Pakistan and sold on auction Read More
  • CQCrates dentistry as high quality and low risk

    Writing in his annual report Care Quality Commission chief executive, David Behan said: ‘We have found some outstanding care and rated many services as good’.  The report concludes that the “last three years of inspections have shown… that the vast majority of dental care provided in England is of high Read More
  • BDAtaking GDC to Court

    The British Dental Association (BDA) has announced that it has initiated Judicial Review proceedings against the professional regulator the General Dental Council (GDC). The BDA has accused the GDC of failing to provide clear evidence of the policy or business case that have underpinned the proposed 64% fee rise - rendering Read More
  • StephenHancocks awarded top FDI honour

    Stephen Hancocks OBE has been recognised by the FDI for his services to the organisation with which he has been associated and for whom he has been working over the last 30 years. The FDI General Assembly has awarded him ‘Member of the List of Honour’ for his unique contributions Read More
  • GDPChas no confidence in GDC

    In their meeting in London on Friday 10th October, the General Dental Practice Committee [GDPC], an autonomous committee of the British Dental Association, voted unanimously in favour of a motion showing no confidence in the General Dental Council [GDC]. Read More
  • BDAdemands clarity from GDC or else

    The BDA has told the GDC – ‘come clean, or we'll seek court order’.  Mick Armstrong, Chair of the PEC, said: “From the start the GDC has stubbornly refused to disclose the key information behind its planned fee hike. We’ve sought reasonable clarity but all we have been left with is Read More
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    by DentistGoneBadd
    Sunday, 19 October 2014
  • Sword of Damocles

    So who is going to admit having read the draft Statutory Instrument to that is going to change the Dentists Act so the Fitness to Practice process can be streamlined? ...

    by Simon Thackeray
    Tuesday, 14 October 2014
  • Fluoride -the debate goes on...



    by DentistGoneBadd
    Sunday, 12 October 2014
  • Patient Rights

    Patient Rights


    by DentistGoneBadd
    Tuesday, 07 October 2014
  • An open goal for GDPC?

    The season has started ...Autumn has arrived, as has the rain.  Time to close those curtains a while, light the fire and catch up with reading maybe?  The fall is with us and that refer’s to Man U’s fortunes …. Recently publicity should not have escaped your notice. Barely a week has ...

    by Enamel Prism
    Saturday, 04 October 2014
  • Measuring Treatment Success

    Measuring Success


    by DentistGoneBadd
    Sunday, 28 September 2014
  • Faster horses

    “If we’d asked people what they wanted, they would have said faster horses”, Henry Ford is famously quoted as saying.And this week we have news reports about the car insurance industry being subjected to further “market reforms” in order to deliver cheaper end-consumer prices.But this is a fundament ...

    by Duncan Scorgie
    Friday, 26 September 2014
  • Dentist Qualities

    Dentist Qualities


    by DentistGoneBadd
    Monday, 22 September 2014
  • 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
    Tuesday, 16 September 2014
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  • Today we look at a review that compares simplified approaches with traditional methods for constructing complete dentures. 3 small trials reported in 6 papers suggest some advantages of the simplified approach over the traditional. However studies are small and of short duration. The post Compete dentures: no difference between simplified and traditional approaches to fabrication appeared first on The Dental Elf.

  • Seven qualitative studies and 41 surveys were included in this qualitative metasummary of factors that increase or decrease dentists delivery of caries prevention. While the surveys in particular, are of questionable quality some commonality emerges that further education and training coupled with a fairer pay scheme would be a reasonable approach to change the balance in favor of the provision of dental caries preventive measures by dentists The post Caries Prevention: review suggests that education training and fairer payments would increase prevention delivered by dentists appeared first on The Dental Elf.

  • This review of complications following inferior alveolar nerve repositioning techniques included 24 studies the majority at high risk of bias. Initial sensory disturbance was highest with lateralisation technique but lower at end of follow up periods than transposition approach. The post Nerve repositioning for implant placement: neurosensory complications common appeared first on The Dental Elf.

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  • Expect RED HOT at this year’s Ice White Party!

     The Ice White Charity Xmas Party is back with a twist as we break all rules and request you dress in RED!  Now in it’s third year, Dr Nilesh R. Parmar invites everyone to join him this ...

    Friday, 24 October 2014
  • Protect your Key Assets - Richard Lishman

    One of the meanings of the word ‘key’ in the English language is ‘essential, fundamental or crucial’ and emphasises the importance of something. Within the dental practice there are key professionals ...

    Wednesday, 22 October 2014
  • Create Action With Data

    The modern world dictates that practice principals need to understand the health of their business just as comprehensively as the health of their patients. They need constant indicators of how effecti ...

    Wednesday, 22 October 2014
  • Help protect the future of Britain’s Labs

    The Government’s Trailblazer initiative is set to improve and develop apprenticeships in 29 different industry sectors across Britain. Owner of Sparkle Dental Labs, Mustafa Mohammed, is leading the wa ...

    Wednesday, 22 October 2014
  • Men and the non-surgical facial aesthetics market- Dr Brian Franks

    Recently in a study conducted by the Cosmetic Dermatology Journal it was revealed that the number of males using Botulinum Toxin treatments has increased by 258 percent over the last decade.In general ...

    Wednesday, 22 October 2014
  • Twenty-First Century Dental Care

    Dr Adyl Asani and his team have recently opened a new contemporary dental clinic, TwentyOneDental in Hove. He spoke to us recently about his vision for the future and how he would like to create clini ...

    Wednesday, 22 October 2014
  • Make A Wish Come True

    Clark Dental is proud to announce that it will be the Platinum Sponsor of the 2014 IAAFA Charity Ball on the 15th November in support of Make a Wish.The International Academy of Advanced Facial Aesthe ...

    Tuesday, 21 October 2014
  • ‘Two extractions for the price of one’

    Winner of Christie + Co’s Dental Caption competition at the recent BDIA Dental Showcase, Mr Jayendra H. Patel has decided to award his prize money of £100 to Children in Need.Delegates were challenged ...

    Tuesday, 21 October 2014
  • 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 ...

    Friday, 19 September 2014
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    PROMO: Order a Performer LR+ Black Edition by 31 October and receive a free doctor's stool and Satalec Newtron scaler For further information on this offer please get in touch with A-dec via phon ...

    Tuesday, 16 September 2014
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