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The Top Ten Stories of 2013

 

 

We thought we would reminisce over the popular dental news stories published by GDPUK in 2013. Overall in 2013, we have published 286 different news stories.

We have focused on the articles which as well as having a large number of hits, they also make our top ten because they caught the imagination of the forum and the wider dental community. It is unsurprising that the majority of the articles chosen for the top ten, are an indication of ongoing issues, politics and controversies in UK dentistry that are likely to rumble on till 2014 and beyond....

 

1.       Olympic Health Survey – news story published on the surprisingly poor oral health of Olympic Athletes - https://www.gdpuk.com/news/latest-news/1430-olympic-dental-problems-revealed

 

2.       Problems at the BDA – An example of a story that caused pages of debate on the forum pages and will there be more to come?  - https://www.gdpuk.com/news/latest-news/1388-bda-to-make-staff-redundant

 

3.       NHS / Private Gaming – Another extremely popular / contentious issue on the GDPUK forum – This news item was about a dentist who got struck off for “gaming” https://www.gdpuk.com/news/latest-news/1335-dentist-struck-off-for-gaming

 

4.       Teeth Whitening - A number of articles published on the issue, something that is still happening illegally, will we see this subject reappear in 2014? https://www.gdpuk.com/news/latest-news/1303-gdc-stance-on-whitening-upheld & https://www.gdpuk.com/news/latest-news/1292-more-moves-to-eradicate-illegal-tooth-whitening & https://www.gdpuk.com/news/latest-news/1230-stop-illegal-whitening-debates-at-the-dentistry-show

 

5.       NHS Pilot Scheme – This is an area we will all be watching in 2014, the direction of NHS Dentistry is still unclear and will lead to continued debate next year - https://www.gdpuk.com/news/latest-news/1210-shortlist-for-new-dental-pilot-practices-announced

 

6.       Corporate Dentistry – Corporate Dentistry continues to dominate the landscape in UK Dentistry, next year it is expected that supermarkets will look to expand their dental coverage. Oasis Dental Care sold for £185m - https://www.gdpuk.com/news/latest-news/1256-oasis-dental-care-sold-for-185m

 

 

7.       Direct Access – An area of dentistry that is still being understood and digested but the BDA’s response was strong - https://www.gdpuk.com/news/latest-news/1254-direct-access-decision-misguided-says-bda

 

8.       HTM01-05 amended – https://www.gdpuk.com/news/latest-news/1259-2013-version-of-htm01-05-published

 

9.       Dentist Commit Suicide – A topic that unfortunately does not go away, with a number of recent cases being in the news - https://www.gdpuk.com/news/latest-news/1299-bda-calls-for-inquiry-into-dentist-s-suicide

 

10.   Dental Graduates – It was confirmed that UK Graduates would be given preference for Foundation Training – Common Sense Prevailed - https://www.gdpuk.com/news/latest-news/1381-uk-graduates-to-be-given-preference-for-foundation-training

 

Thanks for having a look at our top ten news stories published by GDPUK in 2013. Next year we would expect to see similar topics reappear with many issues in UK Dentistry still to be resolved. Watch this space for further GDPUK Exclusives!

 

Please let us know if you think we have missed important dental news from 2013?

 

What do you expect to see in the dental news in 2014? Predictions welcome...

 

On a lighter note, dentist Abi Sampa who was one of the stars of The Voice is still pursuing her singing career. Story can be found here and on twitter @Abi_Sampa

 

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JUL
09
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Export Achievement Award win

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Dentisan’s parent company Quadralene, has been recognised for their recent significant increase in international sales, winning the Medilink East Midlands Export Achievement Award.

The increase has been driven largely by Quadralene’s expansion in healthcare markets and their products are now sold in 41 countries worldwide. In 2012, overseas sales increased by 70% and are forecast to rise by a further 50% this year.

Managing Director of Dentisan, Andy Corley, said,  “I am thrilled to receive this award on behalf of a terrific team that works hard each day to build our growing reputation as a leader in the field of infection control. Their tireless effort on behalf of our international clients is what makes the difference. This award is proof that their work is recognised not only in the UK market but also on a global stage.” 

Medilink is an organisation that celebrates the latest technologies, outstanding business achievement and international success across the UK Life Sciences sector and this is not the first Medilink award-win for the company. Two years ago, Dentisan received an “Outstanding Achievement” award for their collaborative work with University of Nottingham School of Biosciences in developing Bioclear, a biofilm remover for Dental Unit Water Lines. The company now goes forward to Medilink’s National Finals, held at the end of the year.

For more details of Dentisan’s full range of infection control products visit www.dentisan.co.uk

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@DentisanLtd on Twitter
 

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JUN
03
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Dentisan’s parent company named as Medilink Regional Finalist

 

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Dentisan is delighted to announce the shortlisting of its parent company Quadralene, as one of the finalists nominated for the Medilink East Midlands Export Achievement award. The nomination comes on the back of a significant increase in international sales for the company, with products now sold in 41 countries worldwide. In 2012 overseas sales increased by 70% and are forecast to rise by a further 50% this year, with all of this growth being generated by work in the healthcare sector.

This is not the first time Dentisan has been associated with the Medilink awards – 2 years ago they received the top award for “Outstanding Achievement” for their collaborative work with University of Nottingham School of Biosciences in developing Bioclear, a biofilm remover for Dental Unit Water Lines.

Medilink is a networking organisation for the healthcare and bioscience sector with more than 3,400 contacts in over 600 organisations representing all aspects of the sector, including private and public institutions. Its UK awards ceremony is an annual event that celebrates the latest technologies, outstanding business achievements and international success across the UK Life Sciences sector. This year’s event takes place on June 13th and Managing Director of Dentisan Andy Corley is pleased to be once again playing a leading role.

“This nomination provides further external validation of the hard work and foresight of our whole team and the quality of our products. In just 5 years we have established Dentisan as a leading competitor in the UK dental infection control market and we are delighted to be successfully taking our message of innovation, education and compliance to international markets throughout the world.”

For more details of Dentisan’s full range of infection control products visit www.dentisan.co.uk

Twitter: @DentisanLtd

Facebook: Dentisan Ltd

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APR
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HTM 01-05 Pictorial Guide

 

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APR
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Meritocracy at Department of Health?


The arrival of the modified HTM 01-05 document, yesterday [3rd April 2013] without a real fanfare, has been seem as some sort of victory across the UK dental world overnight.

But I see it differently, the original one, a "living document", was riddled with unscientific inaccuracies that were easily demonstrated by many commentators to be clearly erroneous. When challenged some years ago, it took the DH months and months to publish a list of references, many of which were not scientific. But English dental practitioners and their teams had to work with and work to the flawed concepts. Of course the germs in the other parts of the UK are different, they have different rules for decontamination in dental practices in Wales, Northern Ireland and Scotland, as this area of Government policy seems to be based more on opinion than scientific facts.

Yet, some of the new provisions still do not catch up with published scientific evidence.

And the sharper colleagues have noticed that this publication coincides with the promotion of its author to be the new Deputy Chief Dental Officer for England at the Department of Health.

Yet again this seems to go against the results of the Francis report, thankfully no-one has died here, but flawed legal style documents influencing thousands of people with no attributable authorship lead to advancement of careers.

DoH = Meritocracy?


 

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Anthony Kilcoyne

Meritocracy and De-Professiona...

Dear All, I had this letter published in the BDJ in 2009 - over 3 years ago !!!!!!!!! http://www.nature.com/bdj/journal/v207/n11... Read More
Thursday, 04 April 2013 11:11
Jim Page

Meritocracy and De-Professiona...

Tony The profession owe you a huge debt of gratitude for all your hard work and persistence in exposing the flaws in HTM 01-05. Y... Read More
Thursday, 04 April 2013 18:52
Anthony Kilcoyne

Meritocracy and De-Professiona...

Thanks for your kind words Jim - hopefully the English DH mindset will change to one of synergy rather than conflict, in the publi... Read More
Thursday, 04 April 2013 23:21
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