TV watching linked to sugar consumption and rotten teeth in children

TV watching linked to sugar consumption and rotten teeth in children

Children who watch over 90 minutes of television a day are more likely to eat sugar and suffer from tooth decay, according to the findings of a new study. The research discovered that these young people are a third more likely to eat sugary foods (33%) and significantly more likely to have decaying teeth (39%).

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Dentist suspended following death of patient

Dentist suspended following death of patient

A dentist has been suspended for a year by the GDC after a patient on anti-clotting medication died following extractions. Patient A bled to death hours after having five of her teeth removed on July 18, 2017 in London. She collapsed shortly after the second of two appointments scheduled within a week of each other to extract her upper teeth and replace them with dentures. Five teeth were extracted during each session.

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Standards in Dentistry goes online

Standards in Dentistry goes online

The Faculty of General Dental Practice UK  has made Standards in Dentistry, its flagship publication for GDPs and their teams, available free of charge online. The Dean, Ian Mills, said “Standards in Dentistry is an indispensable reference guide which assists the whole dental team in identifying appropriate standards for the delivery of high quality care”.

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Help for NHS dentists is just a phone call away

Help for NHS dentists is just a phone call away

All NHS doctors and dentists in England now have 24/7 access to confidential advice and support, the Health Secretary, Matt Hancock, has announced. More than 180,000 doctors and dentists can get confidential advice and support, in person or over the phone, if they’ve faced a stressful incident at work or feel they are struggling with their mental health.

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Denplan and Chase de Vere join forces to provide specialist NHS pensions advice

Denplan and Chase de Vere join forces to provide specialist NHS pensions advice

Denplan has chosen Chase de Vere, one of the UK’s leading independent financial advisers specialising in the NHS Pension and advice to healthcare professionals,  as a preferred provider for its 6,500 Denplan member dentists. They said: “We know from talking to our members that NHS pensions are a real concern for them when considering whether to move to a fully private practice.”

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GDPs to receive 2.42% rise – 7 months late

GDPs to receive 2.42% rise – 7 months late

The BDA has been told that NHS GDPs in England will be paid a 2.42% uplift in their November pay run. The Department has confirmed that the rise for 2019/2020 will be backdated to April 2019. Eddie Crouch, Chair of the BDA’s Review Body Evidence Committee, said: “This much needed uplift should have been implemented in April, but dentists will only receive this in November.”

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Dental Technician boxer wins title fight

Dental Technician boxer wins title fight

Britain’s Josh Warrington defended his IBF world featherweight title for the third time with an emphatic second-round win over Sofiane Takoucht. Warrington, 28, knocked the Frenchman down twice before the referee stopped the contest after another flurry. After school, Josh started working at Beever Dental Laboratory, which would give him the nickname “The Tooth Fairy.”

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Affairs of the heart and avoiding confusion – BSPD Conference

Affairs of the heart and avoiding confusion – BSPD Conference

The known association between coronary heart disease (CHD) and risk of dental disease makes the care of children with congenital heart conditions a highly relevant topic for the British Society of Paediatric Dentistry’s (BSPD) annual conference. Hosting the 2019 conference in Birmingham, the Midlands branch chose the theme “Hearts and Minds”.

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Northumberland votes to extend water fluoridation

Northumberland votes to extend water fluoridation

Northumberland county council has approved the next steps to extend the fluoridation of the water supply in the county. The plan is subject to approval from the Health Secretary and they also propose to hold a public consultation to run from May to August next year. The Community Water Fluoridation (CWF) network was closely involved, following a unanimous vote at the LDC Conference.

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