OFT campaign misleading says Dental Protection

OFT campaign misleading says Dental Protection
Dental Protection has expressed concerns that patients may be misled by the Office of Fair Trading (OFT) “Right to Smile” campaign. This aims to make patients more aware of their rights when seeking dental care and treatment and more aware of their remedies if and when they are dissatisfied for any reason.

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Study provides evidence that BRONJ is a rare occurrence

Study provides evidence that BRONJ is a rare occurrence
A two-year national study based on patient case records has concluded that incidence of bisphosphonate-related osteonecrosis of the jaw (BRONJ) can be considered as rare. This study was a collaboration between the Faculty of General Dental Practice (UK) (FGDP (UK)) and the British Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons (BAOMS).

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Young dentists demand FD places for all new UK graduates

Young dentists demand FD places for all new UK graduates
Young dentists are calling for support for their demand for Government to guarantee all graduates from UK dental schools a Dental Foundation Training (DFT) place. The demand comes in the British Dental Association’s (BDA’s) Young Dentists Committee (YDC). The Committee is asking those who support it to sign a Government e-petition founded by YDC Chair Dr Martin Nimmo.

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Vitamin D linked to reduction in dental caries

Vitamin D linked to reduction in dental caries
 

A new review of existing studies points toward a potential role for vitamin D in helping to prevent dental caries. The review, published in the December issue of Nutrition Reviews, covered clinical trials since the 1920s on around 3,000 children in several countries. These trials showed that vitamin D was associated with an approximately 50 percent reduction in the incidence of tooth decay.

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Denplan appoints new Life Presidents

Denplan appoints new Life Presidents
Denplan has announced that its former Chairman, David Phillips and former Non-Executive Director, Meredyth Bell, have accepted roles as Life Presidents at Denplan. The role has been specially created to recognise David and Meredyth’s commitment to Denplan over the years and their ongoing involvement and support for the dental profession.

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Hide the mistletoe says NASDAL

Hide the mistletoe says NASDAL
It’s the season to be jolly but, says NASDAL lawyer Amanda Maskery, there can be potential for things to go wrong at Christmas. Whether it’s a party which is a little too raucous, bad weather, dealing with staff holidays or treating emergencies, Christmas brings around pressures which don’t exist at other times of the year, but with careful forethought, and the right practice policies in place, trouble can usually be avoided,

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Straumann to cut jobs in Europe

Straumann to cut jobs in Europe
Swiss dental implant maker Straumann has said it will axe roughly 150 jobs to boost margins as it grapples with sluggish demand in Europe, its biggest market. The euro zone debt crisis has battered sales of dental implants made by Straumann and its Swiss rival Nobel Biocare as patients cut back on non-essential dental treatment.

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GDC successfully prosecutes tooth whitening company

GDC successfully prosecutes tooth whitening company
The General Dental Council (GDC) has successfully prosecuted Pearl Teeth Whitening Limited – trading as Pearl National – for illegally carrying on the business of dentistry. On Friday 23 November 2012 a representative of the company pleaded guilty at Doncaster Magistrates’ Court. The court has fined the firm £3,500 and ordered them to pay £4,000 towards the GDC costs.

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OFT launches campaign on patients’ rights at dentist

OFT launches campaign on patients’ rights at dentist
 

The Office of Fair Trading has launched a new campaign to help patients understand more about their rights when visiting the dentist. The 'Right to Smile' campaign, which is supported by the British Dental Association, private dentistry providers and a number of consumer groups, has been launched to help patients make informed decisions, understand more about their entitlements to NHS treatment, and know what their options are if things go wrong.

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