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  • CDOappointed Honorary Professor

    The Chief Dental Officer for England, Sara Hurley, has been appointed Honorary Professor in Dentistry at the University of Manchester’s  School of Dentistry. Her first official visit to the School was for a meeting with health service researchers to help develop her priorities for national policy. Read More
  • Ministeroutlines moves on child oral health and new contract

    In reply to Parliamentary Questions, health minister Alistair Burt MP has outlined the steps he is taking to improve dental standards amongst primary school age children. Separately he said in reply to Paula Sherriff the Labour MP for Dewsbury that a reformed dental contract could begin to be rolled out Read More
  • NHSdental spending down in real terms

    In answer to a Parliamentary Question the Minister of State, Alistair Burt, has published figures on NHS dental spending. Government expenditure on GDS was £2.03bn last year, with an additional £716m recovered in patients charges. In real terms the total spend (including charges) has decreased from £2,205bn in 2004/06 to Read More
  • Restaurantstold to give children tap water

    Restaurants should routinely offer tap water to families to help fight child obesity, councils have said. Many restaurants only give tap water on request, despite a legal requirement for licensed premises to provide it, and most diners do not ask for tap water, a survey for the Local Government Association Read More
  • Children’stoothpaste costs too much says newspaper

    The Times reports that parents are paying huge mark-ups for children’s toothpaste when the standard product is just as effective at protecting teeth. Toothpaste marketed at children is double the price of ordinary toothpaste even though it contains the same amount of fluoride, the paper has found. The average price Read More
  • Dentistsare most optimistic of health professionals

    Lloyds Bank has published its Healthcare Confidence Index which gives insight from primary healthcare professionals. It shows that dentists continue to lead the way in terms of optimism, perhaps reflecting the fact that their sector benefits from more non-NHS income. However, there is a continued concern about long-term funding of Read More
  • Goodwillbubble shows no sign of bursting

    Mixed and NHS Practice values continue to soar  and the goodwill bubble certainly shows no sign of bursting at present as reported in the latest NASDAL (The National Association of Specialist Dental Accountants and Lawyers) goodwill survey. Practice sales as a percentage of goodwill continue to increase – particularly in Read More
  • Hospitalsspending 35 million on rotting teeth in children

    The cost of removing rotting teeth in children and teenagers has soared by 61 per cent in the last five years, leading to fears that youngsters' sugar addiction is spiralling out of control, the Local Government Association (LGA) reports.  Latest figures show that hospitals spent £35 million on multiple teeth Read More
  • GDCrelents on publishing registrant addresses

    The General Dental Council (GDC) has given in to pressure from the profession and decided it will no longer include full addresses on its public register of dentists and dental care professionals. The registration number would be used as the primary method of identification and to confirm professional status. The Read More
  • TheSecret ITV to show four-part drama on Howell murders

    The case of Northern Ireland dentist, Colin Howell, and the murders he committed will be told in a four-part drama, The Secret, first episode to be screened on Friday 29th April by ITV. Northern Irish actor James Nesbitt plays Colin Howell, a respectable dentist and pillar of the community, who became Read More
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The GDPUK Blog

  • 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
  • Should I stay or should I go now?



    by DentistGoneBadd
    Monday, 18 April 2016
  • Yes Minister, No Dentistry

    The new Minister was being briefed by the new Permanent secretary, Lady Arabella Sternchin. “Good morning Minister.”“Good morning Arabella - it is OK for me to call you Arabella I hope? “ “Quite acceptable Minister.”“Good I didn’t want to get off on the wrong foot. I heard that old Humphre ...

    by Alun Rees
    Thursday, 14 April 2016
  • Scandal!



    by DentistGoneBadd
    Tuesday, 12 April 2016
  • Get Straight Teeth - An Apology

      It would appear that I have to make an unreserved and wholehearted apology to the entire profession. You might have read my blog of the 1st April, and for those who didn’t realize it, this was an entirely tongue in cheek observation of the profession in general.However, in my attempt to ...

    by Simon Thackeray
    Monday, 11 April 2016
  • Gasping, Dying, Convulsions

    Welcome back. I think Easter if officially over, just watch the traffic next week! Your regulator, the GDC, is trying make the news again.  Perhaps in that ironic respect, it is very successful.  I suggest the smell is not good.However, perhaps not in in the way it might be hoped. The G ...

    by Enamel Prism
    Wednesday, 06 April 2016
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