A denture shop owner who made false teeth worn by the Still Game character Methadone Mick has been fined £1,800 for illegal dentistry. After a trial at Glasgow Sheriff Court, John Nicol, 73,was convicted of practising as an unregistered dentist. Outside court, Nicol said people came to his firm, Speedy Dentures, after "terrible treatment from dentists".
With the Great British Bake Off back on our television screens, the Oral Health Foundation has investigated where in the United Kingdom is most likely to reach for a roulade and which places are saying no to a gateau. Belfast topped the list, with Norwich and Liverpool coming next. At the other end were Aberdeen, Oxford and Nottingham.
A BBC report this morning (Sept 6) claims that 48% of practices are not accepting new adult patients, while 40% are not accepting new child patients. In an interview on the Breakfast programme, Henrik Overgaard-Nielsen said the Government had only commissioned enough dentistry to treat half the population.
Secrecy and false assumptions leave boys at risk as Government advisors downplay cancer risk and ignore sexual habits of ‘Tinder Generation’ says the BDA. The Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI) are using opaque and apparently flawed modelling as a basis to reject blanket vaccinations against the human papillomavirus (HPV).
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NHS Digital has released statistics for the year 2016/17 in England. It shows a 0.6% increase in courses of treatment delivered, but over half a million fewer UDAs. 24,007 dentists performed NHS activity, a decrease of 0.3%, of these 84% were associates. 22.2 million adult patients were seen by an NHS dentist, (51.4% of adults) and 6.8 million children (58.2%).