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Accreditation achieved

Emma completed the IAS Fixed ClearSmile Brace training course for GDPs two years ago and decided that she wanted to achieve accreditation status with the IAS Academy as a way to recognise her competency in using fixed appliances to deliver high standards of orthodontic care. 

Published: 30/11/2016

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New dental education facility in Exeter

The Plymouth University Exeter Dental Education Facility has been officially opened by Sara Hurley, chief dental officer (England), at an event where she was able to meet with patients, community groups, dental students and staff.

Published: 28/11/2016

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Dental nurse wins ‘Spot the Fake’ competition

The BDIA is pleased to announce that Lizzie Boon, qualified dental nurse and quality assurance auditor for the National Examining Board of Dental Nurses (NEBDN) has won the latest ‘Spot the Fake’ competition, which was held at BDIA Dental Showcase 2016.

Published: 28/11/2016

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Building on antibiotic prescribing success

As new statistics reveal a fall in prescribing of antibiotics by clinicians across all NHS healthcare settings, dentists’ leaders have called on colleagues to build on this success by using a new toolkit to support effective antimicrobial stewardship.

Published: 28/11/2016

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Dinosaur Douglas Books

Recent figures published by the Health and Social Care Information Centre reveal that almost one third of five year olds and half of eight year olds have fillings or missing teeth caused by decay.

Published: 25/11/2016

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Fitness to practise guide published

Hempsons, a specialist health and social care legal practice in the UK, has published a guide to the General Dental Council’s (GDC) fitness to practise procedures, including an explanation of the changes...

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Published: 30/11/2016

Does new guidance delay mouth cancer diagnosis?

Oral facial surgeons say new NICE guidance for oral cancer is causing delays in diagnosis and treatment.

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Published: 30/11/2016

£4,500 fine for illegal practise

A man from Hitchin, Hertfordshire, has been ordered to pay more than £6,500 after pleading guilty to three charges relating to the unlawful practice of dentistry.

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Published: 30/11/2016

Stronger action on fizzy drinks called for

The Faculty of General Dental Practice (UK) says that a newly published study underlines the need for stronger action to reduce the consumption of sugar from fizzy drinks.

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Published: 30/11/2016

Oral cancer rates soar over 20 years

A new Cancer Research UK analysis reveals that rates of oral cancer have jumped by 68* per cent in the UK over the last 20 years.

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Published: 30/11/2016

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