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£50 million boost for urgent dental care

The NHS will provide patients with hundreds of thousands more dental appointments, thanks to a £50 million funding injection that will see dentists deliver care outside of core hours, such as early...

Big hitters join UK’s leading dental AI provider

Manchester Imaging Limited (MIL), the company behind AssistDent, announces two new appointments, as Ben Atkins and Jana Denzel join their expanding team of dental technology specialists.

Local council support for smokers better than pre-pandemic – but chronic funding pressures remain

Findings from Action on Smoking and Health (ASH) and Cancer Research UK’s annual national survey of local government stop smoking support [1] show improvements compared to before the pandemic hit.

NASDAL goodwill survey – NHS practice values see big drop

The latest results from the NASDAL (National Association of Specialist Dental Accountants and Lawyers) Goodwill Survey were published recently.

81 per cent of employees in healthcare want to upskill this year, as government campaign launches to boost business growth in 2022

Businesses across the health and social care sector are being urged to ‘Join the skills revolution’...

BDA: NHS dentistry hanging by a thread

In response to the latest figures from the BBC on the exodus of dentists from the NHS, the British Dental Association has underlined the need for urgent reform for a service that was in crisis long...

Dental technician quits to become a cleaner – and earns more money

Chersty Bitsindou used to work as a dental technician, a role which she found enjoyable. However, she realised that she wasn’t getting to spend as much time with her children as she would like.

Cate Blanchett wore her own fake teeth for Don’t Look Up

Cate Blanchett has admitted she wore her own fake teeth and wig in Netflix's Don't Look Up, because coronavirus restrictions prevented her from having a make-up artist.

Fossil reveals that humans have climate change to thank for the shape of our teeth

A 300 million-year-old fossil found in the US is shedding new light on how climate change shaped the way our teeth look today.

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The last bite (January)

First and foremost my best wishes for a Happy New Year to our readers. I hope, as we all do, that 2022 will be an improvement on 2021, and certainly on 2020 as we gradually leave the worst of the...

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2021 was the year for orthodontics and private dentistry, says Christie & Co in latest business outlook report

Specialist business property adviser, Christie & Co, has launched its annual Business Outlook report, Business Outlook 2022: Adjust, Adapt, Advance, which reflects on the themes, activity and...

Improving the tax efficiency of joint income

Michael Lansdell breaks down the potential benefits, and drawbacks, of joint income election.

Pocketalk announces GDPR compliance and Pocketalk Plus, as it transitions from hardware-centric business to global solution

Pocketalk, a leader in connecting conversations and removing language barriers, recently announced GDPR compliance, along with its new product for healthcare settings, the Pocketalk Plus.

Dentists’ Provident appoints new board member

Dentists’ Provident, leading income protection provider for the dental industry, has appointed Matt Payne to its board.

New GC Initial LiSi Block webinar

A new webinar on ‘Lithiumdisilicate made easy’, sponsored by GC, is coming January 27.

Total number of registered UK dentists remains stable following renewal

The number of dentists on the UK Register, following the recent annual renewal period, has remained stable and in line with the trajectory of previous years.

L-PRF: the benefits and challenges

Professor Marc Quirynen shares his experiences working with the L-PRF technique.

The problem of single-use plastics

Kimberly Lloyd-Rees discusses ways you can make your practice more sustainable.

Optimise full arch rehabilitation with effective planning

Ferhan Ahmed shares a recent case where he provided planning and surgical support to a colleague – Melanie Edwards of West Parade Dental care in Lincoln – for an implant case as part of the training...

Double trouble: are you prepared for flu season?

As the days get shorter and the cold draws in, this typically coincides with the start of the flu season.

New environmentally-friendly shield could offer better protection during dental surgery

Dental patients and practitioners could be better protected from Covid-19 and other airborne viruses and bacteria thanks to the development of a new environmentally-friendly shield by a...

Navigate the omicron challenge with Dentally

As the omicron challenge looms over the public sector and the risk of up to 25 per cent staff absence remains prevalent, Dentally wants to ensure that you, your practice team, and your patients have...

NHS update – Exceptional circumstances, PPE and mandatory vaccinations

A new NHS dentistry and oral health update has been issued by Sara Hurley, chief dental officer England, and Ali Sparke, director for dentistry, community pharmacy, optometry and the NHS standard...

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