BDA warns about using ‘over the counter’ and online teeth whitening products

BDA warns about using ?over the counter? and online teeth whitening products

Commenting on a study in BDJ, which warned that sodium chlorite, the active ingredient found in three over-the-counter products could cause damage, BDA’s scientific adviser, Professor Damien Walmsley, said: “At best, people may be wasting their money buying over the counter and online products to whiten teeth.”

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Dental indemnity providers respond to Government consultation

Dental indemnity providers respond to Government consultation

The Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) has sought views about indemnity cover for dentists and other healthcare professionals who are not covered by any existing or proposed state-backed scheme, via an open consultation Appropriate clinical negligence cover which closed on 28 February. Three indemnity providers have responded.

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Oscar winner’s fake teeth were ‘made in Britain’

Oscar winner?s fake teeth were ?made in Britain?

Rami Malek, who won an Oscar for his portrayal of  Freddie Mercury in "Bohemian Rhapsody," had fake teeth for the role made by dental technician, Chris Lyons, of British-based Fangs FX. They were described by the New York Post as ‘the real stars’ of the film.

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Brush DJ wins Small Business Research Initiative competition

Brush DJ wins Small Business Research Initiative competition

Dentist Ben Underwood, creator of the Brush DJ app has been announced as a winner of a national Small Business Research Initiative (SBRI) Healthcare competition to improve children’s oral health.  Ben Underwood, CEO of Brush DJ Ltd said, “It is amazing to have not only this financial support and recognition, but, critically, access to the expertise of SBRI and its partners.”

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Campaign starts to save dogs facing death in dental study

Campaign starts to save dogs facing death in dental study

Tens of thousands of people have joined a campaign to save six labradors from being put down at the end of a medical trial in a Swedish laboratory. The dogs have had a third of their teeth removed and replaced with human dental implants at Gothenburg University. A protest has been held outside the university and a petition with more than 80,000 signatures has been handed in.

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BDA backs calls for action on stress and burnout in profession

BDA backs calls for action on stress and burnout in profession

The BDA has welcomed Health Education England’s recommendations for sweeping action on stress across health professions, and renewed its call for parity in provision between NHS dentists and GPs on occupational health. BDA Chair Mick Armstrong said: “It is refreshing to see officials waking up to the weight of evidence on stress and burnout in this profession.”

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Over 4.5 million people putting off seeing a dentist

Over 4.5 million people putting off seeing a dentist

According to Bupa Dental Insurance more than 4.5 million people in the UK are putting off seeing the dentist. ‘Our research shows there are a number of barriers stopping employees looking after their oral health,’ Steve Gates, Bupa director said, “We’ve updated our dental insurance plans, making it easier for businesses to support their workforce and to accommodate busy employees.”

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BSA slated for fining disabled person with mental age of two

BSA slated for fining disabled person with mental age of two

The Sunday Times reports that NHS managers have fined a severely disabled teenager £100 and threatened her with debt collectors over a free dental checkup. Aimee Morrow, 19, from Gateshead who has round-the-clock care and a mental age of two, was accused of wrongly claiming a free check-up. She was also warned that she would face a £50 surcharge if the fine was not paid.

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Lilian Lindsay’s house with blue plaque demolished unlawfully

Lilian Lindsay?s house with blue plaque demolished unlawfully

A developer has been fined £60,000 for demolishing a house in Islington, London, the home of Lilian Lindsay, Britain’s first female dentist. It is only recently that English Heritage placed a blue plaque there to commemorate her. They will be moving it to the former BDA headquarters in Russell Square, where she worked.

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