BDA calls for decontamination review timetable to be set

The British Dental Association (BDA) has written to Department of Health to press for the announcement of a timetable for the review of HTM 01-05 promised by the Chief Dental Officer in 2009. The BDA’s call coincides with the publication of new research on time-dependent recontamination rates of sterilised dental instruments in the 22 October issue of the British Dental Journal.

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Remember your retention fee says GDC

The General Dental Council (GDC) is reminding all dentists not to miss the 31 December deadline to pay their annual retention fee (ARF) and remain on the register.It is important to remember that if dentists don’t pay, they will be putting their registration at risk. The GDC will not be able to accept any payments received after midnight on 31 December 2011.

 

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Associates’ pension rights in danger

The British Dental Association (BDA) has issued advice to associates following its meeting with the Department of Health. The changes, coming into effect on 7 November, concern practices that were acquired via the partnership route. Associates working for corporates are advised by the BDA to discuss their situation with their central HR department as a matter of urgency.

 

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NHS Commissioning Board Authority goes live

The NHS Commissioning Board Authority, a special health authority and the shadow form of the NHS Commissioning Board, is now in operation. Sir David Nicholson, Chief Executive designate said: ‘Building this new system over the next two years, while delivering for our patients, increasing productivity and improving the quality of care, is a major challenge'.

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Bridge2Aid raises £3000 at Showcase

Bridge2Aid gathered over 550 friends and supporters of the charity together at this years’ BDTA Dental Showcase for their Party and Casino night and are delighted to have raised over £3000 towards emergency dental care in Tanzania. Bridge2Aid has also endorsed the ‘Heart Your Smile’campaign.

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Orthodontist takes on the chairmanship of Health Watch

At a recent meeting of the charity Health Watch, Consultant Orthodontist Keith Isaacson, was elected as Chairman. Keith has been a member of Health Watch virtually since its inception in 1992. Its aim is to ensure that media coverage of evidence-based medical treatment is accurate.

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