BDJ study shows some baby milk contains more sugar than Fanta

BDJ study shows some baby milk contains more sugar than Fanta

An international study raises questions over sugar levels in formula baby milk which in some cases can be as much as twice that of Fanta, reports the Daily Telegraph. Researcher, Gemma Bridge, said the use of sweeteners not only encouraged more mothers to buy the products because babies liked them but also risked creating a preference for sweet tastes at a young age which could have a detrimental effect on future eating habits.

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COVID-19 Update: BDA secures financial support for mixed practices

COVID-19 Update: BDA secures financial support for mixed practices

The BDA has secured an agreement with NHS England that mixed NHS/private practices, who wish to claim against additional Government support schemes, including the ‘furlough’ of staff, should ensure that this claim is in relation to the proportion of private revenue only. In addition, new personal protective equipment guidance has been issued by the authorities.

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COVID-19: Thursday Update: BDA outlines latest progress

COVID-19: Thursday Update: BDA outlines latest progress

BDA Chief Executive, Martin Woodrow, has published a blog on the BDA website, outlining the latest progress for dentists in England on issues that have been of great concern to dental teams. He also mentions the CDO’s webinar on Friday. He tells dentists: “Your best interests are at the heart of all of our efforts. Now, more than ever, it’s important for us to stand together to protect dentists and dentistry.”

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New Board member elected to BDA’s PEC

New Board member elected to BDA’s PEC

Shareena Ilyas has been elected unopposed to the London seat on BDA’s  Board, the Principal Executive Committee. This position will run until 31 December 2022. She has worked in various general practice posts across London and south England and as well as being a GDP, is a coach/mentor.

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Denplan appoints Louis Mackenzie as Head Dental Officer

Denplan appoints Louis Mackenzie as Head Dental Officer

Denplan, part of Simplyhealth, has announced that it has appointed Louis Mackenzie as Head Dental Officer.  Louis has been working part-time for Denplan as Head of Clinical Training for the last five years, and this will now be combined to become a full-time role as Head Dental Officer. He will be working closely with and reporting to Catherine Rutland, who is the Clinical Director at Simplyhealth.

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Orthodontic Breakthrough

Orthodontic Breakthrough

Scientists in Japan have published studies that could lead to dramatically low treatment times for patients undergoing adult orthodontics. Researchers at Hokkaido University’s Faculty of Biomechanical Engineering claim to have emulated and surpassed the rapid turnover of bone that normally occurs in actively growing youngsters and facilitates relatively quick treatment times during adolescence.

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COVID-19: Tuesday Update: Scotland, BDA Indemnity and CQC

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The BDA reports on a new funding package for Scotland, costs reduction up to 80% on its indemnity package and news from the CQC that they are considering action against practices still offering routine care. They are seeking clarity on NHS payments to dentists, PPE, urgent care centres, redeployment, furlough  and they we will continue to press the Government on the issue of financial support for the self-employed.

 

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Mike Mulcahy awarded FGDP Medal

Mike Mulcahy awarded FGDP Medal

Professor Mike Mulcahy has been awarded the Faculty Medal, which recognises the most exceptional contributions to the general dental profession through the Faculty of General Dental Practice, and is the highest honour bestowed by the organisation. The award was made at Faculty annual dinner in London on March 12, (before social distancing).

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Indemnifiers cut membership costs for dentists

Indemnifiers cut membership costs for dentists

Both Dental Protection and MDDUS have offered support to dentists affected by the Covid-19 virus and the ban on most dental work. Dental Protection has announced two months free membership. MDDUS is automatically reducing the subscription cost of indemnity cover for its dentist members by as much as 75%.

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