Launching its manifesto for the forthcoming general election, the BDA has said political indifference is now jeopardising the sustainability of the dental service in England, as they called on all parties to set out their plans on prevention. BDA Chair Mick Armstrong said: “Political indifference to dentistry will guarantee a preventable disease remains the leading cause of hospital admissions among our children.”
The overwhelming majority of dentists and GPs are backing calls for the Human Papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination programme to be expanded to school aged boys, according to a new survey. Parliamentarians from all parties have signed an open letter to the Health Secretary, Jeremy Hunt MP, urging him to ensure that the UK doesn’t miss this opportunity to eradicate some of the fastest-rising cancers in the developed world.
A new Chief Executive Officer and new Chairman have been announced by mydentist. Tom Riall will take up the position of CEO on 8 May, with Mark Robson, Chief Financial Officer, taking on the role on an interim basis. They have also announced that Alan Bowkett has been appointed Chairman of the IDH Board.
Thomas Wilson who worked at Wow Teeth Whitening in Sheffield and who is not a registered dentist, was fined £5,000 for tooth whitening. He was found guilty at Sheffield Magistrates’ Court of unlawfully using the title ‘dentist’ and illegal tooth whitening, and fined £2,500 for each offence. He was also ordered to pay a £250 victim surcharge and costs of £2,071.85.
Kellogg’s, the world’s leading cereal manufacturer, has spent millions of pounds on research to counter claims that its sugar-laden products are fuelling the obesity crisis. Global sales of Coca-Cola's fizzy drinks fell by one per cent for the first three months of 2017 as health-conscious consumers across the US and Europe are increasingly shying away from drinks with a high sugar content.
GPs are demanding to be allowed to charge patients for extra services to ease an NHS cash crisis and evade rationing. Nine local medical committees have said that it would be more convenient for patients if doctors offered some vaccines and minor surgery not available on the NHS. They say it will be more convenient for patients and cut down on bureaucracy.