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Could aspirin repair tooth decay?

Researchers at Queen’s University Belfast have discovered that aspirin could reverse the effects of tooth decay resulting in a reduction in the need for fillings. Currently about seven million fillings are provided...

Published: 12/09/2017

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Gum disease raises risk of developing Alzheimer’s

A new study has discovered that people who have suffered from gum disease for ten years or longer are 70 per cent more likely to develop Alzheimer’s disease.

Published: 12/09/2017

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The people behind the system

Clinicians need to have confidence in their implant system but this is not limited to the product alone. Cutting-edge technology is one thing however, what practitioners really value is dedicated support from...

Published: 12/09/2017

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Personal injury announcement welcomed

UK-wide medical defence organisation MDDUS has welcomed the announcement from the Lord Chancellor setting out proposals to change the way in which the personal injury discount rate is calculated.

Published: 12/09/2017

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Keep dancing, keep smiling

With a life in close-up – appearing frequently on the TV screen, in social media and in the press – Giovanni Pernice is acutely aware that he is scrutinised minutely by Strictly...

Published: 12/09/2017

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Consultation launched into fitness to practise operations

The General Dental Council has launched a consultation outlining proposals for an operational change to the case observations process, which is part of the fitness to practise process.

Published: 12/09/2017

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New platform connects patients and dentists online

The team behind legal matchmaking service, LawBid.co.uk, has announced the launch of QuoteMeDental.com, a new online platform that aims to offer patients a free and simple way to compare and book dental...

Published: 06/09/2017

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Prestige Dental sponsor undergrad prize at conference

Prestige Dental is to be the undergraduate sponsor at this year’s British Society of Paediatric Dentists Conference on September 19, at The Lowry Theatre, Manchester.

Published: 06/09/2017

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Dentist warns of prosecco danger to teeth

The UK’s fondness for Italian fizz could be destroying the nation’s teeth, according to Richard Coates of Riveredge Cosmetic Dentistry in Sunderland and Newcastle.

Published: 06/09/2017

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The great British cake-off

With The Great British Bake Off back on our television screens, one charity has investigated where in the United Kingdom is most likely to reach for a roulade and which places are...

Published: 06/09/2017

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£5,000 raised for Malaria charity

This August, brave colleagues from Rentokil Initial HQ in Camberley participated in some or all of three stages of a unique Triple Challenge, with the aim of raising valuable donations for Malaria...

Published: 06/09/2017

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Implant system launch

Henry Schein Dental has launched the Dental Ratio implant system with exclusive distribution rights in the United Kingdom.

Published: 06/09/2017

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Dental nurses removed from dental register for fraud

The General Dental Council has removed two dental nurses from the register of dental professionals following a prosecution for fraud.

Published: 06/09/2017

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Dental professionals get help with spotting periodontal disease

Dental professionals are being given help with the diagnosis and treatment of periodontal disease in the form of a new elearning module from the Dental Defence Union (DDU) and the British Society...

Published: 06/09/2017

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BDA blasts NI health cuts

The British Dental Association has attacked plans to seek £70m of savings from the Health Service in Northern Ireland.

Published: 06/09/2017

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Bringing smiles to the Philippines

A team of dental professionals have returned from the Philippines where they treated hundreds of children in a joint mission with two other UK charities.

Published: 04/09/2017

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HPV: Secrecy and false assumptions

Dentist leaders have accused the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI) of leaving 400,000 boys a year at risk of cancer, after using opaque and apparently flawed modelling as a basis to reject blanket...

Published: 04/09/2017

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Speaker elected

The BDA congratulates Susie Sanderson OBE, who has today been elected as the Speaker of the FDI General Assembly.

Published: 04/09/2017

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Training research

Nobel Biocare is asking dental professionals how they go about choosing training courses and what topics are of interest right now. 

Published: 04/09/2017

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Employers put on notice after employment tribunal ruling

Activists are hailing a Supreme Court decision to revoke fees for employment tribunals, while legal experts warn employers that it may lead to a significant upsurge in cases being brought before employment...

Published: 04/09/2017

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Former dentist that treated 1,502 patients illegally pleads guilty

A former dentist has been fined thousands of pounds after pleading guilty to five charges of practising dentistry illegally.

Published: 04/09/2017

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DCby1 logo available to dental practices

The British Society of Paediatric Dentistry is calling on dental practices to join its new Dental Check by One (DCby1) campaign designed to get children seeing a dentist before their first birthday. 

Published: 04/09/2017

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National disgrace

The British Dental Association (BDA) has called on government to act as new figures show nearly 42 per cent of children in England are missing out on free dental care.

Published: 04/09/2017

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Taking dentistry to the next level

In its ambition to support the professional development of dentists, one of the UK’s leading private dental training centres has developed and launched new Level 7 postgraduate certificate and diploma courses.

Published: 24/08/2017

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Award win for restorative material

Pulpdent, in association with Prestige Dental Ltd, is announcing that, in the recent Dental Advisor Award Review, Activa BioActive Restorative received a clinical performance rating of 98 per cent at the two-year...

Published: 24/08/2017

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Speaker line-up announcement

Nobel Biocare has announced an outstanding programme for the London Symposium this November.

Published: 24/08/2017

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DIY tooth whitening products

The General Dental Council (GDC), the regulator of dental professionals in the UK, is advising the public to check the strength of their DIY teeth whitening products after a man was prosecuted...

Published: 24/08/2017

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Dental Update Study Day programme announced

The Dental Update Study Day has revealed a fantastic programme once again this year, which will be sponsored by 3M Oral Care.

Published: 24/08/2017

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Standard technology allows surgeons to accurately diagnose remote patients

In today’s connected world, surgeons and anesthesiologists have the ability to use widely available technology, such as GoPro cameras, Skype, WebEx, and Google Chat to remotely care for patients in distant countries.

Published: 24/08/2017

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BDA announces new Northern Ireland director

The British Dental Association has announced Tristen Kelso as its new Northern Ireland Director, following the recent retirement of Claudette Christie.

Published: 24/08/2017

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Restoration contest winners announced

Dentists Paul Leavy and Biraj Patel have been named the winners in the ‘Spot the Restoration’ competition held by the British Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (BACD).

Published: 24/08/2017

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Dental regulator publishes conflicts of interest case study

The General Dental Council has joined eight other regulators in signing a joint statement following the NHS' publication ?of guidance on how to manage conflicts of interest.

Published: 21/08/2017

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Why black, white and silver are the colours this season

BDIA Showcase marks the announcement of three important milestones for Philips Oral Healthcare and the company is inviting dental professionals to visit stand M40 to find out why black, white and silver...

Published: 21/08/2017

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Investigations being resolved earlier with defence union support

More dental professionals are turning to the Dental Defence Union (DDU) for support with patient complaints and GDC investigations but there has been an increase in GDC cases being resolved at an...

Published: 21/08/2017

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Celebrating 100 members

The Faculty of Dental Trainers (FDT) is pleased to have recently welcomed its 100th member since its launch a year ago.

Published: 21/08/2017

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Man pleads guilty to fraud charges following illegal tooth whitening prosecution

A man has pleaded guilty to charges of fraud for using the title of dentist without being registered with the General Dental Council (GDC) and illegally profiting from dentistry.

Published: 21/08/2017

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Oral reconstruction global symposium

The Oral Reconstruction Foundation (formerly CAMLOG Foundation) has announced the dates for the 2018 Oral Reconstruction Global Symposium.

Published: 21/08/2017

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Supporting a rising star

Coltene has always strived to give back to those in need, whether that means working in partnership with other companies or making donations directly to deserving charities and organisations.

Published: 21/08/2017

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Long-established practice sold with specialist advisors

Specialist business property adviser, Christie & Co has announced the sale of Old Swan Dental Practice in Liverpool, Merseyside.

Published: 21/08/2017

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New territory managers

BioHorizons has announced the expansion of its sales force with the appointment of four new territory managers.

Published: 21/08/2017

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Endodontic regional meeting

The British Endodontic Society is holding its 2017 regional meeting in Edinburgh on November 17-18, at the Sheraton Grand Hotel and Spa.

Published: 21/08/2017

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Dentists respond to new report on care for over-65s

The British Dental Association has responded to a new report suggesting at least 1.8m people aged 65 and over could have an urgent dental condition.

Published: 21/08/2017

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Freeze on FD trainers’ pay

The BDA has expressed its concern that the freeze on service costs to foundation dentists’ educational supervisors has continued once again. 

Published: 21/08/2017

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“Act now on oral health of care home residents”

The British Dental Association (BDA) has called on ministers, health commissioners and care home owners to act on conclusions from a new Healthwatch report, which shows elderly residents do not always have...

Published: 21/08/2017

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Response to HPV vaccination decision

The British Association of Dental Nurses, the UK’s professional association for dental nurses, joined the Faculty of General Dental Practice (UK) and other prominent dental associations in condemning the decision of the...

Published: 21/08/2017

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