John Milne awarded FGDP Fellowship

John Milne awarded FGDP Fellowship

The Faculty of General Dental Practice (UK) has awarded eight Fellowships. Mick Horton, Dermot McNulty, John Milne and Jonathan Rees have been elected to the Fellowship in recognition of their exceptional career records and active support of the Faculty. Janet Goodwin and John Deer have received Honorary Fellowship, with Ralph Pickup and Vincent Syme receiving the Diploma of Fellowship.

Read more: John Milne awarded FGDP Fellowship

0
0
0
s2smodern

Dental Protection members admit the fear of being sued causes stress and anxiety

Dental Protection members admit the fear of being sued causes stress and anxiety

Eight out of ten Dental Protection members admit the fear of being sued causes stress and anxiety. Raj Rattan, Dental Director at Dental Protection, said: “Stress can impact on a dentist’s health and practice in a number of ways. It can affect confidence, clinical judgement, morale and even lead to performance issues. High stress levels affect performance and increase the potential for adverse outcomes of error.”

Read more: Dental Protection members admit the fear of being sued causes stress and anxiety

0
0
0
s2smodern

NHS practice values continue to drop

NHS practice values continue to drop

The statistics from the latest NASDAL Goodwill Survey show a large reduction in the average goodwill values of NHS practices – a continuing trend. NHS sales saw a drop in goodwill value of 118% of gross fees. Fully private practice sales bounced back to an average goodwill value of 127% of gross fees and mixed practices stayed steady at an average goodwill value of 108% of gross fees.

Read more: NHS practice values continue to drop

0
0
0
s2smodern

GDC fails to obtain ‘whitening’ conviction

GDC fails to obtain ‘whitening’ conviction

The GDC has lost a case against Gemma Salter, a beauty salon owner accused of offering an illegal teeth whitening service who has been cleared. The case against her was dismissed when it was found two retired detectives who were investigating her had failed to caution her when they should have done. After the case Mrs Salter said: “All I do is sell a product – and certainly do not do any dentistry.”

Read more: GDC fails to obtain ‘whitening’ conviction

0
0
0
s2smodern

New minister for dentistry appointed at Department of Health

New minister for dentistry appointed at Department of Health

Seema Kennedy MP was appointed as a Parliamentary Under Secretary of State at the Department of Health and Social Care on 4 April 2019. Her responsibilities include dentistry, as part of primary care, and public health. She takes over from Steve Brine MP, who resigned over Brexit.

Read more: New minister for dentistry appointed at Department of Health

0
0
0
s2smodern

No more routine scaling and polishing on NHS says new study

No more routine scaling and polishing on NHS says new study

The NHS dental budget needs reform to meet patients’ needs according to the RAINDROP study carried out by a team from the University of Newcastle. Their proposal that routine scaling and polishing of teeth should be stopped as the NHS dental budget would be better spent elsewhere, may be controversial. But Dr Chris Vernazza, who led the study, said: “Public money used for NHS dentistry is not being spent in the most effective way to ensure that patients are given the best care possible.

Read more: No more routine scaling and polishing on NHS says new study

0
0
0
s2smodern

Anti-inflammatory plant-based diet helps reduce gingivitis

Anti-inflammatory plant-based diet helps reduce gingivitis

A plant-based whole food diet reduced gingivitis in a recent randomized trial published in the Journal of Clinical Periodontology. "Study results clearly demonstrate the possibility to naturally reduce gingivitis by an optimized diet that also promotes general health. Dental teams should address dietary habits and give adequate recommendations in the treatment of gingivitis, since it might be a side effect of a pro-inflammatory western diet"

Read more: Anti-inflammatory plant-based diet helps reduce gingivitis

0
0
0
s2smodern

Len D’Cruz speaks out about child dental health in London

Len D’Cruz speaks out about child dental health in London

The BDA’s Len D’Cruz, giving evidence to a London Assembly inquiry, said: “Decades of improvement in children’s dental health are heading into reverse.” The BDA urged the Mayor of London Sadiq Khan to follow the example of other city leaders, and tackle deep seated oral health inequalities among the capital’s children.

Read more: Len D’Cruz speaks out about child dental health in London

0
0
0
s2smodern

Promising new treatment could regenerate gum tissue and prevent tooth loss

Promising new treatment could regenerate gum tissue and prevent tooth loss

In a new study into periodontal disease, scientists have been able to combine biological and mechanical techniques to repair and regenerate bone and gingival tissue. They surgically implanted a thin, film-like membrane between the inflamed gingivae and tooth, which blocks the infection from the gums and delivers antibiotics, medication and growth factors to the gingival tissue.

Read more: Promising new treatment could regenerate gum tissue and prevent tooth loss

0
0
0
s2smodern

Please do not re-register if you have forgotten your details,
follow the links above to recover your password &/or username.
If you cannot access your email account, please contact us.