Government pledges to ‘do much better’ on oral health

Government pledges to ‘do much better’ on oral health

The Green Paper says that the Government needs to do much better on oral health, with tooth decay being the most common reason for hospital admission for children aged 5 to 9 years old – ‘yet it is largely preventable’. They will consult on rolling out a school toothbrushing scheme in more pre-school settings and primary schools in England and explore ways of removing the funding barriers to fluoridating water.

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Hancock stays at Health in Ministerial reshuffle

Hancock stays at Health in Ministerial reshuffle

Matt Hancock, Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, kept his post in the most radical cabinet reshuffle of modern times, by Prime Minister, Boris Johnson. Although he did not receive the promotion which he may have expected, he tweeted that he was ‘delighted’ to stay put. Three new MPs join his team at Health, Chris Skidmore, Jo Churchill (dental brief) and Nadine Dorries.

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Standard for commissioning of specialist Restorative Dentistry welcomed

Standard for commissioning of specialist Restorative Dentistry welcomed

RD-UK, the association for consultants in restorative dentistry, has welcomed the publication of the Commissioning Standard for Restorative Dentistry, describing it as a visionary guide, designed to deliver greater clarity for NHS commissioners, in the interests of patients and for the dental profession. Chairman Professor Martin Ashley, said: “I am optimistic that the document heralds a new era for patients and for our specialty.”

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BDA NI says sugar tax is a ‘wasted windfall’

BDA NI says sugar tax is a ‘wasted windfall’

The BDA Northern Ireland has previously highlighted that, owing to a lack of functioning government, the £12.3 million raised from the Soft Drinks Industry Levy has disappeared into a black hole. With the soft drinks industry levy facing an uncertain future they have urged Stormont authorities to get a grip, and finally use the windfall to improve children’s health.

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Government agrees 2.5% pay rise for dentists

Government agrees 2.5% pay rise for dentists

The Government has approved a recommendation from the Review Body (DDRB) report, that there should be a 2.5% general uplift in the pay element of dentists’ contracts, backdated to April 2019. This percentage will, however, only be paid once the expenses element has been negotiated with the GDPC.

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FGDP(UK) welcomes new oral health requirement for schools

FGDP(UK) welcomes new oral health requirement for schools

The Faculty of General Dental Practice has welcomed the inclusion of oral health in new statutory guidance on health education for schools in England. The new guidance will require that both primary and secondary school pupils are taught about dental health. Health education will become a statutory duty when the guidance takes effect in September 2020.

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Dental implants market to reach US$ 721.0 million by 2024

Dental implants market to reach US$ 721.0 million by 2024

According to a report by Zion Market Research, global dental implants market was valued at approximately USD 5.08 billion in 2017 and is expected to generate revenue of around USD 7.97 billion by end of 2024, growing at a CAGR of around 6.63% between 2018 and 2024. North America and Europe are expected to dominate the implant market and are expected to account for almost 61% of the overall market share by 2024.

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NASDAL Goodwill Results – NHS Practice Values bounce back

NASDAL Goodwill Results – NHS Practice Values bounce back

The latest NASDAL (National Association of Specialist Dental Accountants and Lawyers) Goodwill Survey statistics have just been released. The average goodwill value of NHS practices has bounced back after seeing three successive quarters of reductions. Alan Suggett, specialist dental accountant, who compiles the goodwill survey, said, “It is interesting to note that NHS practice values are back up.”

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New website for Dental Check by One Campaign launched

New website for Dental Check by One Campaign launched
A new website to serve as a focal point for the Dental Check by One (DCby1)campaign has been unveiled by the British Society of Paediatric Dentistry. Thecampaign was launched in 2017 by BSPD with the support of the CDO England.

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