Man pleads guilty to illegally practising dentistry

The General Dental Council has successfully prosecuted an Essex man who pleaded guilty to illegally practising dentistry for the illegal practice of dentistry. Mr Harinder Singh is employed as a practice manager at the Devonshire House Dental Practice, Brentwood. He was ordered to pay a £1400 fine and the GDC’s full costs of £1190.23.

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Happy Birthday – Heart Your Smile

Heart Your Smile recently celebrated its first birthday with dental professionals, members of the dental press and its Trustees, at an event in London. The relaxed and informal evening showcased Heart Your Smile’s activities throughout its first year; and presentations from Trustees, Simon Gambold, Seema Sharma and James Goolnik provided an opportunity to say thank you to all its supporters.

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Pam Swain celebrates 20 years at BADN

British Association of Dental Nurses (BADN) Chief Exec Pam Swain celebrated 20 years with the Association at a drinks reception in London on Tuesday 4 September 2012. The event was held at the Mayfair Exchange, Brook Street and was attended by many of the people Pam has worked with over the last 20 years.

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Sellers' market prevails

The ratio of goodwill to fee income for the average dental practice sold in the quarter ending 31 July 2012 has increased in the latest National Association of Specialist Dental Accountants and Lawyers (NASDAL) goodwill survey. It has picked up by 10 per cent from 91% of turnover in the previous quarter ending April 2012 to 101% in the most recent collection of figures from NASDAL members.

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‘Words are Cheap, Actions are Everything’ Emmet O’Neill

Rumours have finally been laid to rest in the UK dentistry as Dublin-based Smiles Dental has taken over JHA (James Hull Associates). CEO of Smiles Dental Emmet O’Neill is delighted to become involved with the JHA group, and is excited about what he can do for each practice across the UK.

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GDC clarifies position on whitening conviction

The General Dental Council (GDC) has issued a statement on the court case involving Elaine Taylor-Valles, a beautician convicted of carrying out tooth whitening. She claimed that she had not been informed of the court case and the conviction has been overturned. The GDC is considering whether to prosecute again.

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Dental Protection celebrates ten years of Trainingmatters

The first issue of Trainingmatters was published in 2003. In the intervening decade this publication has become a valued risk management resource for foundation trainers and advisers as well as a forum for debate. Dental Protection continues to support trainers and foundation dentists alike through its publications, the youngdentist.com website and by co-hosting the Young Dentist Conference to be held in London on 9 February 2013.

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Coconut oil could combat tooth decay

Scientists found that coconut oil which had been treated with enzymes stopped the growth of Streptococcus bacteria - a major cause of tooth decay. Speaking at the Society for General Microbiology's conference, the Irish researchers say that coconut oil also attacks the yeast which causes thrush.

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Second contracts in practice complicate sales

Dental practices with a second GDS contract in the name of an associate can face problems if they try to sell, warns legal expert Ray Goodman. Many practices have a second contract. With no obligation for this to be held by the principal dentist it may be held by an associate. But a third party buying the practice would want both contracts transferred to them.

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