Benefits cheat reality TV star Chelsey Harwood 'offers illegal £45 teeth whitening treatments' The 30-year-old has been advertising the treatments on Facebook, offering to give clients a whiter smile in their own homes. The GDC has warned that this could be illegal because they don't involve dentists.
A Cardiff refugee has become the first in Wales to benefit from a loan system that will help him regain the ability to work as a dentist. He has got a £10,000 loan from RefuAid which supports skilled refugees back into work and has so far helped 12. Mohammed Al-Homsi qualified in Syria but needs to re-qualify to practise in the UK.
The Local Government Association has claimed that hospitals carried out multiple tooth extractions on around 170 children every working day in the UK last year. There were 42,911 hospital procedures to remove teeth from patients aged 18 and under in 2016-17 at a cost of more than £36 million. There has been a rise of 17% over the past four years, up from 36,833 in 2012-13.
The Oral Health Foundation has inaugurated Professor Liz Kay MBE as their new President. Professor Kay commented on how proud she was on her appointment: "I have supported the Oral Health Foundation for very long time and I am honoured to be elected President.”
Prime Minister, Theresa May, left Jeremy Hunt as Health Secretary in her Cabinet reshuffle and gave him additional responsibilities for social care. Two new ministers of state have been appointed, Stephen Barclay MP for North East Cambridgeshire and Caroline Dinenage MP for Gosport. The previous minister, Phillip Dunne MP has left the Government.
The Faculty of General Dental Practice UK (FGDP) has announced the membership of a ‘Transition Board’ as it works to establish an independent College for general dental practice. It is chaired by Prof Nairn Wilson and members are Kevin Lewis, Duncan Rudkin, formerly of the GDC, Neil Sawbridge, a former chief financial officer and Dr Mick Horton, Dean of FGDP.