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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CQC warns Congleton practice

The Care Quality Commission (CQC) has warned Dr Setumo Madiehe that improvements must be made to the practice at 7 West Street, Congleton, Cheshire. It is thought that this is the first time CQC has taken such action. The practice could be closed if improvements are not made. The local PCT has also expressed concerns about the practice.

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Research shows scaling prevents heart attack

Two new studies claim to show links between mouth hygiene,gum disease and cardiovascular events. Researchers in Taiwan found that dental patients who had their teeth cleaned and scaled professionally had reduced risks of heart attack and stroke, while researchers in Sweden found that the type of periodontal disease may predict degree of risks for heart attack, stroke and heart failure.

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Dental networks endorsed by Minister

Replying to a question in the House of Commons on Nov 22 from Natascha Engel MP, minister Paul Burstow said he envisaged dental local professional networks ‘developing and delivering local service plans and quality improvement strategies across all dental services and providing clinical leadership and expertise at local level.’

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BDA hosts honours and awards ceremony

Janet Clarke MBE, BDA President, hosted the ceremony held in central London on Nov 24, said: ‘Our congratulations, and those of the BDTA, which has generously supported the occasion, go to all the winners. We are delighted to host these awards which celebrate excellence across the whole dental family. The ceremony was sponsored by the British Dental Trade Association,

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