BDA calls for ‘dental revolution’ in care homes

BDA calls for ‘dental revolution’ in care homes

The BDA has welcomed a new report from the CQC on the parlous state of plans, policies and provision for oral health in care homes; publishing its own analysis of official figures indicating funding is currently supporting access for as little as one in a hundred of those who, due to limited mobility, may require access to domiciliary services. They said that nothing short of a revolution in the approach to dentistry in residential homes is needed.

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Dave Cottam elected to chair GDPC

Dave Cottam elected to chair GDPC

Birmingham’s Dave Cottam has been elected Chair of the BDA’s General Dental Practice Committee. He succeeds Henrik Overgaard-Nielsen who was elected to the European Parliament. He was previously Vice-Chair of the Committee and is succeeded by Vijay Sudra, who chaired the LDC Conference this year. He joins Shawn Charlwood, who remains as Vice-Chair.

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Global dental equipment market to grow by 4.5% annually

Global dental equipment market to grow by 4.5% annually

ReportLinker has announced that the global dental equipment market size is expected to reach US$ 10.47 billion by 2025, expanding annually at 4.5%. Key factors attributed to the growth include increasing demand for dental procedures owing to prevalence of dental disorders and rising awareness and demand for preventive, restorative, and surgical services for dental care.

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Row over illegal whitening gel in Belfast hots up

Row over illegal whitening gel in Belfast hots up

A Belfast tooth-whitening clinic whose previous owner was convicted for using carcinogenic gel has refused to confirm that it no longer uses the banned substance, according to a report in the Belfast Telegraph. The HD Smile Clinic in the City has also refused to confirm if any of its staff are legally permitted to apply the product it promises will lift colour by eight shades in just one session.

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London Mayor makes moves to improve child oral health in capital

London Mayor makes moves to improve child oral health in capital

All schools in London should be sugar-free by 2022, according to health experts.  The London Assembly Health Committee said some schools in the capital have already banned sugary drinks, crisps and chocolate in packed lunches. But it said bad dental health is unfairly spread around London and sugar is one of the biggest causes of bad teeth.

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Severe reaction to nickel implants reported

Severe reaction to nickel implants reported

A 54-year-old woman in Japan has developed eczema on her hands and feet because of an allergic reaction to nickel implants. BDA’s scientific adviser, Professor Damien Walmsley, said: ‘Nickel allergy is very common so it is unclear why this woman in Japan had implants/dentures with nickel in them in the first place. Because it is such a common allergy, nickel isn’t used in dentures or implants available in the UK.”

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Three NHS dental practices close in Portsmouth

Three NHS dental practices close in Portsmouth

Just a week after hosting world leaders for the ceremonies commemorating D-Day, the City of Portsmouth is once more in the news, with the closure of three dental practices leaving ‘thousands without access to NHS treatment’. Colosseum Dental Group, which is owned by an investment company based in Switzerland, is closing the practices next month.

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‘Don’t tell us what will work until you have done it yourself’, says Vijay

‘Don’t tell us what will work until you have done it yourself’, says Vijay

In a  hard-hitting speech to the LDC Conference dinner, Chair Vijay Sudra said dentists were sick and tired and fed up with the ‘great and good’, who have never had to work in the UDA world, let alone in general dental practice, coming up with ideas on what is good for the profession and patients, yet have no idea what the reality is like at the enamel face. “NHS practices are struggling, he said, “The system is broken.”

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GDPC Vice-Chairs report to LDC Conference

GDPC Vice-Chairs report to LDC Conference

Following the resignation as GDPC chair of Henrik Overgaard-Nielsen, after his election as an MEP, the report to LDC Conference was given by the two vice-chairs, Shawn Charlwood and David Cottam. Much of their report centered the little progress on GDS contract reform, but included recruitment and retention, Brexit, amalgam and patient charge revenue.

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