Speaking at a meeting of LDCs on December 6 John Milne said the contract reforms must deliver improved patient outcomes and fair remuneration, while preserving current benefits for practitioners, allowing the transfer of the value of a practice’s goodwill and ensuring financial stability during the transition period. They must also, he added, ensure that practice ownership remains a sustainable proposition.
Dentists in Scotland who fail to complete laboratory slips accurately risk a loss of earnings and even allegations of fraud, says dental defence organisation MDDUS. They are urging dentists to protect themselves by complying with the Statement of Dental Remuneration (SDR) as practitioners can easily fall foul of the regulations.
The devil is in the detail says the National Association of Specialist Dental Accountants and Lawyers (NASDAL) of the Chancellor’s Autumn Statement. Speculation around the self-employed status of dental associates ahead of the statement proved to be ill-founded, said Heidi Marshall, a specialist dental accountant. ‘Uninformed rumours continue to crop up about the tax status of associates’, she said, ‘which are not helpful to the profession’.
One of London’s most prolific early-adopters of 3D Printing technology, Dr Andrew Dawood was awarded with the ‘Global Inspirational Individual Award’ at the 3D Awards Ceremony. The awards ceremony is a spectacular annual event with a global reach, open to anyone; professional or hobbyist, individual, team or business, contributing to the world of 3D printing.