FGDP(UK) publishes revised Standards in Dentistry

FGDP(UK) publishes revised Standards in Dentistry

The Faculty of General Dental Practice has published the second edition of Standards in Dentistry, for general dental practitioners and their teams which acts as a guide to personal or practice-based quality assessment. Ian Mills, Dean of FGDP(UK), said: “The Faculty’s core function is to raise the standards of care delivered to patients, and the provision of guidance and standards by dentists, for dentists, is central to this.”

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Judicial Review overturns GDC warning over minor driving offence

Judicial Review overturns GDC warning over minor driving offence

Dental Protection has successfully challenged the GDC’s decision where they tried to re-impose a warning on a dentist for a minor road traffic conviction. Helen Kaney, Head of Dental Services (Scotland) at Dental Protection said:“Dental Protection’s success in challenging unjust and procedurally inappropriate decisions made by the GDC Investigating Committees has benefitted its member and the wider profession.”

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Rise in number of unhappy dentists planning to leave the NHS

Rise in number of unhappy dentists planning to leave the NHS

The number of dentists that don’t see themselves working within the NHS in five years’ time has increased by 16% since last year, according to a new survey. The sixth Confidence Monitor survey by Practice Plan has found that 86% of NHS dentists don’t see themselves in the NHS by 2023, compared to 70% who answered the same question in last year’s survey.

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Number of children aged 5 to 9 admitted to hospital due to tooth decay rises again

Number of children aged 5 to 9 admitted to hospital due to tooth decay rises again

The number of hospital admissions for tooth decay for children aged 5-9 has increased for the second consecutive year from 25,923 in 2016-2017 to 26,111 in 2017-2018, according to data published by NHS Digital last week.  The figure was 26,708 in 2014-2015, dropping to 25,875 in 2015-2016. Tooth decay remains the number one reason that children aged 5-9 are admitted to hospital. 

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NHS staff disciplined for social media misuse

NHS staff disciplined for social media misuse

More than 1,200 NHS staff have been disciplined for their use of social media or messaging apps since 2013 and at least 65 of them lost their jobs, according to a report in The Times. Staff ranging from consultants to porters have shared patient information online, posted derogatory messages about colleagues and used sites such as Facebook or Twitter at work.

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BDA Ben Fund AGM passes off peacefully

BDA Ben Fund AGM passes off peacefully

The Annual General Meeting of the BDA Benevolent Fund was held on September 18th, under the chairmanship of its Patron and BDA President, Susie Sanderson. In August, PEC chair, Mick Armstrong, had urged members to oppose proposals that risked ‘taking the Fund away from its democratic roots.’ However, they were withdrawn before the meeting and not therefore debated.

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Molar Mic lets soldiers and spies listen in

Molar Mic lets soldiers and spies listen in

A tiny device that “snap fits” to your back teeth could revolutionise hands-free communication by enabling wearers to speak and hear radioed messages without any visible headset or microphone. The Molar Mic clips to the wearer’s upper molars and incorporates a waterproof microphone and a bone-conduction speaker to transmit incoming sound through the teeth and skull to the inner ear.

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NASDAL gives reassurance over associate employment status

NASDAL gives reassurance over associate employment status

The National Association of Specialist Dental Accountants and Lawyers (NASDAL) has sought to reassure dental associates over the self-employed status. They say that there has been an outbreak of discussion again in recent weeks in regard to the employment status of dental associates, but there has been no change in the tax authorities’ policy on this subject.

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Liz Roebuck installed as President of BSPD

The BSPD (British Society of Paediatric Dentistry) met in Dundee’s Caird Hall last week. The four-day conference saw Claire Stevens hand over the Presidency to Liz Roebuck, consultant in paediatric dentistry in Edinburgh. GDP, Ben Underwood, received an award for his app #BrushDJ. A large-scale trial, which was set up to test three different approaches to the management of tooth decay in children was debated.

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