Child Dental Treatments Drop By More Than Half

Child Dental Treatments Drop By More Than Half

The Telegraph has reported that latest figures show that the number of dental treatments delivered to children has more than halved in a year. Eddie Crouch, Chair of the British Dental Association, told the paper: “Covid means deep oral health inequalities are set to widen, as millions of children have missed out on care.”

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Five star reviews for new dental video made by and for children

Five star reviews for new dental video made by and for children

Charming, creative, concise, informative. These are some of the plaudits already heaped on a new video made to explain treatments for dental decay in children.  Exceptionally, the video production has been led by a team who are aged between three and eleven.

https://www.bspd.co.uk/News-Media/Videos

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Fraudulent Practice Manager Escapes Gaol

Fraudulent Practice Manager Escapes Gaol

A former BUPA Dental Care practice manager has escaped a prison sentence after admitting carrying out a £60,000 fraud against her employers.

North Wales Live reported that Jennifer Christine Locke was given a suspended two-year gaol sentence after Caernarfon Crown Court heard that the 33-year-old had carried out a ‘sophisticated crime’ between September 2018 and July 2020.

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Calculus Reveals Drug Habits

A fact that may send a shiver down the spines of dentists and hygienists alike, is that calculus can remain on human fossils for a million years.

While it may disturb dental professionals, this phenomenon is helping archaeologists at Leiden University in the Netherlands to uncover the drugs habits of ancient people.

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Dental patients have been understanding during pandemic – DDU survey

Dental patients have been understanding during pandemic – DDU survey

According to new research published by the Dental Defence Union (DDU), the majority (95%) of dental professionals surveyed stated that patients have been understanding of the changes that have been made during the pandemic. Leo Briggs, deputy head of the DDU commented: “Working practices have dramatically changed during the pandemic and it is good that the majority of patients have been understanding.”

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BDA’s Eddie Crouch says: Write to your MP

BDA’s Eddie Crouch says: Write to your MP

In a New Year message to members BDA Chair, Eddie Crouch has called on dentists to share their experiences of the new lockdown with the MPs and ‘help us make a compelling case to government.’ He also asked dentists to write to their MPs calling for an end to the new UDA targets and an end to official ambiguity over ‘key worker’ status.

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Promotions of unhealthy foods restricted from April 2022

Promotions of unhealthy foods restricted from April 2022

Promotions on food and drinks high in fat, salt or sugar (HFSS) in retailers will be restricted from April 2022, the government has confirmed. Although this has been introduced as a measure to cut childhood obesity, it should also have some effect on the high incidence of dental caries, which is still the most common reason for hospital admissions in the 6-10 age group.

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