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  • CQCmust stick to flexible registration pledge says BDA

    The British Dental Association (BDA) has said it will hold the Care Quality Commission (CQC) to its new pledge to “develop a more flexible approach to registration”. BDA Chair Mick Armstrong said: "We are winning the argument for a streamlined approach to registration. We look forward to working with the Read More
  • Colwyndisappointed’ at absence of GDC legislation

    Lord Colwyn, speaking in the House of Lords following the Queen’s speech, said he was ‘disappointed’ that parliamentary time had still not been found to introduce a Bill which would simplify and modernise the regulatory framework for dentists and more than a million of their fellow healthcare workers in Britain. Read More
  • FDAupdates labelling on added sugars

    The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has finalised the new Nutrition Facts label for packaged foods to reflect new scientific information, including the link between diet and chronic diseases such as obesity and heart disease. The new label will make it easier for consumers to make better informed food choices. Read More
  • BDAgreets breakthrough in junior contract talks

    The British Dental Association (BDA) has greeted news of provisional agreement on the junior contract between the British Medical Association (BMA) and Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt, following talks at the conciliation service Acas. Hospital dentists employed on the same terms of service as junior doctors have participated at every stage Read More
  • Southamptonchildren paying for anti-fluoride decision

    More than a third of children are starting school in Southampton with rotting teeth, it has been revealed. The figures are also on the rise and confirm Southampton has the worst oral health rates in the South East. Eighteen months ago plans to add fluoride to the city’s water supply Read More
  • BSPDgives kick-start to better oral health for children

    A stakeholders meeting organised by British Society for Paediatric Dentistry (BSPD) at London’s Foundling Museum has given a kick-start to collaborative working with others committed to improving oral health in children. Robin Mills, President of BSPD, said in his welcome that when the Foundling Hospital was established in the 18th Read More
  • BOSlaunches online resource for adult orthodontic treatment

    The British Orthodontic Society (BOS) has launched a new online resource to support the decision-making of the rising number of adults opting for orthodontic treatment. The new publication – The BOS Guide to Orthodontics for Adults - is a first for BOS in that it’s designed for patients to read before Read More
  • Researcherswarn of potentially hazardous dental drill debris

    Little is known about the bur debris left behind in the teeth and whether it poses potential health risks to patients. Imaging analyses have revealed dental bur fragments of different sizes in different locations on the floor of the prepared surface of the teeth and under the filling, which places Read More
  • Goodnews about decline in decay among 5 year olds

    Tooth decay among five-year-olds continues significant decline, according to the oral health survey published by Public Health England. Less than 25% of the cohort suffers from tooth decay, a 20 per cent drop since 2008. Sandra White, director of dental public health at Public Health England, said: “This is great Read More
  • ColetteBridgman to be CDO Wales

    Dr Colette Bridgman MBE has been appointed Wales’ new Chief Dental Officer, the Welsh Government has announced She has been a Consultant in Dental Public Health in the North West of England since 2003, and strategic dental lead for Greater Manchester since 2013. She has also held appointments in Public Read More
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The GDPUK Blog

  • Dental Research

    Dental Research


    by DentistGoneBadd
    Monday, 23 May 2016
  • Great Expectations

    Great Expectations


    by DentistGoneBadd
    Monday, 16 May 2016
  • GDC Watch April 2016

       April was a busy month in Fitness to Practise.  Unlike March where there was something for everyone, April saw mainly dentists and dental nurses on the proverbial naughty step.  Of these 21 had their favourite things taken away from them, 29 were put into time out, and 2 ...

    by Victoria Holden
    Thursday, 12 May 2016
  • Halitosis - Its not to be sniffed at.



    by DentistGoneBadd
    Sunday, 08 May 2016
  • Dealing with Requests for Dental Records

    In recent years, Dental Practices have noted a rise in the number of requests for patient records being received, especially from legal services. It is probably no coincidence that this rise has corresponded with an increase in adverts for ‘no win no fee’ solicitors encouraging patients to come forw ...

    by Laura Pearce
    Tuesday, 03 May 2016
  • Spring Motivation?

     Motivation is funny old thing. What is that makes you get up and go to work? In amongst the demands of family life, most of us have to insert some productive hours to generate income to fund the lifestyle of our choice. So be it. But dark winters, both meteorologically and professional with pe ...

    by Enamel Prism
    Monday, 02 May 2016
  • Dentists are Pussycats

    Dentists are Pussycats


    by DentistGoneBadd
    Monday, 02 May 2016
  • Do you need the penetration test?

    Do you need the penetration test? Don’t worry, I’m not about to delve into the wet fingers stuff – this is a different penetration test (no smirking at the back). The idea came to me after hearing a radio programme about cyber crime. They interviewed someone who had been employed as a Penetrati ...

    by Nicki Rowland
    Tuesday, 26 April 2016
  • Think Positive

    Think Positive


    by DentistGoneBadd
    Monday, 25 April 2016
  • GDC Watch March 2016

     I have been keeping an eye on the cases emerging from the Fitness to Practice and other committees of the General Dental Council [GDC] for some time, I am sure other GDPUK readers will be interested to know what goes on each month. So, the aim will be to write summary monthly, in what we hope ...

    by Victoria Holden
    Tuesday, 19 April 2016
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