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  • Commonsense at last on amalgam BDA

    The BDA has celebrated the final ratification of the Minamata Convention on Mercury, with confirmation that individual nations can work to gradually scale down the use of dental amalgam. BDA Chair Mick Armstrong said: “This is a triumph for common sense and BDA lobbying based on a considerable weight of Read More
  • GDCwants to hear your views on Case Examiners

    The General Dental Council (GDC) is consulting on its plans to introduce Case Examiners, to speed the Fitness to practise process. Complaints will be dealt with, they say, more quickly and efficiently making it safer for patients and a less stressful experience for dentists or dental care professionals. Case Examiners Read More
  • Recordvisitors for GDPUK site

    Dental website, for UK dentists and their teams, had a record month in January 2016 with 44,492 unique visitors who made 153,880 visits to the site.  This surpassed GDPUK's previous record of 39,304 uniques and 139k total visitors in December 2014.During January, GDPUK's Twitter followers also reached a significant Read More
  • PMchallenged over lack of dentists in Bradford

    Access to NHS dentists was raised by Bradford South MP, Judith Cummins, at Prime Minister's Questions. She asked the Prime Minister to look at the lack of availability of NHS dentists there ‘as a matter of urgency’. Mr Cameron replied that there had been a ‘big increase’ in NHS dentistry Read More
  • GDClaunches road map' for regulation

    The General Dental Council (GDC) has set out a three year plan to make sure patients continue to receive the best quality dental care, entitled Patients, Professionals, Partners and Performance. It gives details on how the GDC will improve its own performance and efficiency by supporting dentists and dental care Read More
  • Studyon peri-implantitis published

    Results from a large independent study on peri-implantitis have shown there are substantial differences between implant systems and the occurrence of peri-implantitis. Using the national data register of the Swedish Social Insurance Agency, Dr Jan Derks and colleagues from Gothenburg University in Sweden randomly selected 427 implant patients treated by Read More
  • Denplanshare concerns on GDC

    In a press release, Denplan is ensuring UK dental practitioners are aware of concerns raised in both Houses of Parliament this week about the performance of the General Dental Council.  Denplan shares these concerns, and others raised in Parliament. It believes that wholesale reform of healthcare regulation, as recommended to Read More
  • Caseexaminers to start at GDC

    Following debates in both Houses of Parliament the Order permitting the GDC to appoint case examiners has been passed into law and will become effective later this year. The GDC ‘welcomed’ the Lords debate, where they were slated by Lord Hunt, and said that consultation on implementing the Order would Read More
  • LordHunt calls on GDC Council to resign

    Lord Hunt of Kings Heath, speaking in the House of Lords, said he would have expected the entire Board of the GDC to have resigned following the adverse report that came out before Christmas. ‘I seriously would ask the Minister whether there can be any confidence that this organisation is Read More
  • BDAcalls for smoking cessation funding to be ring fenced

    The BDA says it is dismayed to learn that around 40 per cent of local councils have dropped their free stop-smoking services when incidences of mouth cancers are soaring. The chair of the BDA’s Health and Science Committee, Russ Ladwa, said: “Investing in stop-smoking services ought to be a mandatory Read More
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The GDPUK Blog

  • Importance of Consent

    Every dentist knows how important it is to obtain consent from a patient before conducting any physical examination or undertaking treatment on a patient. In this blog we look at the legal issues surrounding consent, namely the definition and the consequences of not obtaining it.Valid ConsentThere i ...

    by Laura Pearce
    Wednesday, 03 February 2016
  • Dirty Rotten Scoundrels

    How Dentists Turn Bad


    by DentistGoneBadd
    Tuesday, 02 February 2016
  • Me, STRESSED? Nah!

    What a day! Traffic jams, a flat battery in my mobile, a parents’ meeting tonight and I’ve still got to write this blog about being stressed.Ah, that’s better. It’s another day and instead of writing the blog when I was tired and grumpy, I wisely left it until now. If only all stress would dissipate ...

    by Nicki Rowland
    Thursday, 28 January 2016
  • Twenty Questions

    Rather than my usual look at what’s going on at the Schloss Moyes on Wimpole Street, I just thought I’d just ask a few questions this month, and leave the reader to think a bit about the possible answers.I’ve become aware recently about the sheer scale of the money spent by the GDC on the whole PSA ...

    by Simon Thackeray
    Monday, 25 January 2016
  • Complacency or Conspiracy?

    Welcome back to the start of what promises to be an interesting yearThere appears to be a consistent theme however running through the early events, which seem to me to be somehow all related. Perhaps not in a complimentary way. That LetterFirstly we have the Daily Telegraph Letter, discussed w ...

    by Enamel Prism
    Wednesday, 20 January 2016
  • Challenging a Decision of the GDC Committees

    There is a genuine concern amongst the dental community, including within the GDPUK forum, that the Practice Committees are not acting fairly or with common sense when conducting disciplinary proceedings. In December 2015 of the 46 cases heard, 4 dentists were erased, 17 were suspended, 4 were repri ...

    by Laura Pearce
    Tuesday, 19 January 2016
  • CPD The Easy Way

    CPD The Easy Way


    by DentistGoneBadd
    Monday, 18 January 2016
  • You don’t have to do this - letter to a wavering dentist.

    You don’t have to do this - a letter to a wavering dentist.Is this really what you want to do? You don’t have to.Many students have made their decisions to study dentistry at university in their mid-teens, an age when they are neither mature nor in possession of great insight.Parents, family and tea ...

    by Alun Rees
    Wednesday, 13 January 2016
  • The Daily Telegraph

    The Telegraph


    by DentistGoneBadd
    Monday, 11 January 2016
  • Caring & Cosseting

    Caring and Cosseting


    by DentistGoneBadd
    Sunday, 03 January 2016
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