Research published on patients’ response to information given at check-ups

Research published on patients’ response to information given at check-ups

Research has been done comparing how patients value and respond to information on risk given in three different forms during dental check-ups. The PREFER randomised controlled trial has been published. It aims to compare patient preference for, and subsequent change in, oral health behaviour for three forms of risk information given at dental check-ups.

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BDA announces honours for 25 dentists

BDA announces honours for 25 dentists

Twenty-five individuals have been recognised in the latest round of BDA Honours and Awards, for their outstanding achievements, their commitment to the BDA and their work for the dental profession. Acting Chief Executive Martin Woodrow said:  "It’s great to see the breadth of recipients from across the profession, reflecting the excellent range of nominations we received. Congratulations to everyone. 

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New Health Minister in Northern Ireland after three year interval

New Health Minister in Northern Ireland after three year interval

Three years after the Northern Ireland government collapsed in 2017, the parties have agreed to form a new coalition, headed by First Minister, Arlene Foster (DUP) and Sinn Fein’s Michelle O’Neill. The new Health Minister is the Ulster Unionist Party’s Robin Swann MLA, who until recently headed his party.

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Half of UK dentists have considered leaving dentistry for reasons of personal wellbeing

Half of UK dentists have considered leaving dentistry for reasons of personal wellbeing

The dental community must act to prevent burnout amongst dentists so they stay in practice rather than quit the profession, according to Dental Protection. In a new report it says burnout creates problems not just for the dentist involved but can impact patients and the wider dental team.  Raj Rattan, Dental Director, said: “When I talk to dentists throughout UK, it is clear that morale is low, and well-being issues are rising up the professional agenda.”

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Popcorn stuck in Cornish man’s tooth leads to endocarditis

Popcorn stuck in Cornish man’s tooth leads to endocarditis

A 41-year-old Cornish firefighter who attempted to dislodge a piece of popcorn stuck in his teeth using various objects claims he later developed a life-threatening infection that required him to undergo open heart surgery. Adam Martin said he noticed the piece of popcorn stuck in a back tooth after he and his wife watched a film in September. For three days, he was unable to remove it.

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Dental Protection success in overturning an NHS list suspension

Dental Protection success in overturning an NHS list suspension

Dental Protection has succeeded in preventing NHS Dumfries & Galloway from continuing with an NHS list suspension of a member, with the Court of Session overturning a decision made by the Health Board. Suspensions from an NHS list can have a huge impact on a dentist’s reputation and can be career ending, as they can prevent a dentist from working for a prolonged period of time.

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Dental technician jailed for drug dealing

Dental technician jailed for drug dealing

A Maidstone dental technician was found with £1 million worth of drugs stashed in two Bag for Life containers at his work premises. Andrew Mackie, 53, was arrested after drugs squad officers raided Precision Chrome Castings in East Farleigh. He was jailed for eight years and four months following a spectacular fall from grace after he began "hob-nobbing" with dealers who supplied his need for cocaine.

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IR35 - NASDAL warns against misleading and inaccurate advice

IR35 - NASDAL warns against misleading and inaccurate advice

The National Association of Specialist Dental Accountants and Lawyers (NASDAL) is warning dentists and particularly associates, to rely on specialist dental tax sources of advice in regard to upcoming IR35 legislation changes. There have been several inaccurate statements recently published in relation to the change in tax rules being introduced with effect from April 2020.

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Dental laboratory fire was 'premeditated arson attack'

Dental laboratory fire was ’premeditated arson attack’

The Manchester Evening News has reported that police have launched an investigation after a ’premeditated arson attack’ on a pair of dental labs in Farnworth, Greater Manchester. They have discovered CCTV footage of two men, who they believe to have started the blaze, entering the rear of the building and there was a large explosion soon after.

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