Henrik Overgaard-Nielsen has been re-elected as chairman of the General Dental Practice Committee (GDPC), of the BDA. Henrik is a GDP based in Fulham, London and started an NHS practice in 1999 and since then it has treated over 100,000 NHS patients. He said he was honoured to have been re-elected.
The GDC should remain the dedicated regulator in reform plans, but opportunity for improvement must be seized, Dental Protection said in its response to the Department of Health consultation on the future of professional regulation in healthcare. Raj Rattan, Director at Dental Protection, said: “In many areas reform is long overdue.”
People with heart problems could be prompted to adjust their medication by the toothbrush. A smart toothbrush that can spot signs of deadly heart problems in saliva is being developed by scientists. Spanish researchers believe a toothbrush that monitors vital signs will be a simple way to incorporate checks into patients’ daily routines.
Richard Graham has been elected Chair of the Northern Ireland Dental Practice Committee. Susan Nelson and Derek Manson have also been elected to serve as the Committee’s vice chairs. Accepting the position, Richard Graham said: “I look forward to representing and promoting the interests of all dentists working in General Practice in Northern Ireland over the coming years.”
The results of the most recent practice goodwill survey have just been released by The National Association of Specialist Dental Accountants and Lawyers (NASDAL). The sales market is still in robust form with NHS practices commanding high values even though Private and Mixed practices may have seen a small fall back in terms of deals done.
Oral health problems such as gum disease and tooth loss have been linked to frailty in older British men, a new study has revealed. Dr Nigel Carter, Chief Executive of the Oral Health Foundation, says older adults are more likely to experience issues in the mouth and this can have a direct effect on their overall wellbeing.