Gross, expenses, net earnings all down

The NHS Information Centre has issued earnings statistics for 2009/10, covering England and Wales. For all self-employed primary care dentists in 2009/10 (compared with 2008/09):
  • average taxable income was £84,900, a 5.2 per cent decrease from £89,600
  • average gross earnings were £184,900, a 5.0 per cent decrease from £194,700
  • average expenses were £100,000, a 4.8 per cent decrease from £105,100
Please note: the figures include private work, but not the earnings of corporates.

 

 

 

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There’s gold in them there – toothbrushes

Three people were arrested in Florida after police raided a pawnshop suspected of selling stolen dental products. Investigators said the value of the stolen items could be more than $3 million. Electric toothbrushes and whitening trips were the favourites of the looters.

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Howell might have confessed earlier

Colin Howell the Northern Ireland dentist convicted of killing his wife has revealed he would have owned up to the murders of his wife and his former lover's husband if police had challenged him when the bodies were discovered 20 years ago. He said: “Had I been confronted by police about this, I do believe that I may well have confessed to the murders at the time.”

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WHO gives qualified backing to amalgam

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has said that ‘phasing down’ instead of ‘phasing out’ may be the prudent approach for the use of dental amalgam at this stage. Alternatives to the material existed, but the quality of these materials needed to be improved.

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CMO Wales calls for more fluoride

In his annual report the Chief Medical Officer (CMO) for Wales, Dr Tony Jewell, has called for more direct and also more innovative methods of delivering preventive care if advances in child oral health are to be made. He said: ‘In Wales we need to get more teeth in contact with fluoride via alternative methods.’

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Go to Tokyo for ugly teeth

A rather bizarre story comes to us from Japan where a dental clinic has started supplying fake crooked teeth to those with more traditional ‘Hollywood smile’. Dental Salon Plaisir says its ‘Stick-on Crooked Teeth’ will impart that desirable ‘imperfect’ look to men and women alike, making them more attractive to the opposite sex.

 

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Dentists are victims says BDA

‘Dentists have been very badly abused by both the way CQC regulation has been applied to them and by the double standard apparent in the way that what we were told was an unalterable timetable in relation to dentistry was very quickly delayed for our medical counterparts’. John Milne, Chair of the BDA’s General Dental Practice Committee,

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CDO opens IDH office

Chief Dental Office, Barry Cockcroft, has opened IDH’s new offices in Kearsley, near Manchester. It precedes the opening of a purpose built IDH Training Academy in 2012. A new help desk means that IDH practices can simply call one number for help, advice or support from head office.

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More dental academics last year

There was a 4 per cent increase in the number of dental professors and lecturers during 2009-10, to a total of 390, and a 20 per cent increase in the number of clinical teachers to a total of 135. Prof Saunders, Chair of the Dental Schools Council, said the increase in the number was encouraging, but challenges in the current economic climate remained.

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