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Olympic dental care department set up

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has announced the creation of its first Oral Health Department ahead of Paris 2024. The department will provide athletes competing at the games with more...

West Wales introduce central waiting list for NHS dental care

Hywel Dda University Health Board’s Dental Service has introduced a central waiting list for those requiring access to routine NHS dental care

Episode 18: Mindfulness

In this episode we are talking to Mahurkh Khwaja on the issue of mental health and wellbeing, and discussing her new campaign Mission Mindful.

Presidential smiles 

The Dentist speaks to Sam Jethwa about what to expect from the BACD Annual Conference 2024. 

Equipping current and future leaders in dentistry

A look at the importance of good leadership in difficult times. 

Cleft lip charity receives donation to support global programmes

It has been announced that Operation Smile is the beneficiary of a significant legacy fund donation from the European Aligner Society (EAS).

Dental amalgam extension: a ‘glimmer of hope’ for Northern Ireland dental services

The British Dental Association (BDA) Northern Ireland (NI) has expressed relief that the European Commission has approved a derogation from the EU’s mercury regulations.

The key to life and a successful dental career

David Hussey discusses the importance of substance.

Dental amalgam can be used until 2034 in Northern Ireland

The European Union (EU) has confirmed that dentists in Northern Ireland can continue to use dental amalgam. Dental amalgam can be used until December 31, 2034, or until the date agreed by the global...

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Meeting your patient's expectations

Alyn Morgan discusses the steps practitioners can take. 

MBE awarded to retired dentist

Laura Milby, former NHS Lanarkshire’s clinical director, general dental services, has been awarded an MBE in this year’s King’s Birthday Honours in recognition of her services to dentistry. 

Regulator’s annual report indicates improved efficiency

The General Dental Council (GDC) has published its ‘Annual Report and Accounts for 2023’, highlighting a year focused on public protection.  

King’s speech heard loud and clear

Richard Lishman explains how the government's priorities will affect dental professionals. 

Dental initiative deemed ‘huge success’

The British Society of Dental Hygiene and Therapy’s (BSDHT) ‘First Smiles’ 2024 initiative was a huge success, transforming children's perceptions of oral health through fun-filled, educational school...

Government promises to tackle tobacco in the king's speech

In the king’s speech on July 17, 2024, the government announced that the reintroduction of the ‘Tobacco and Vapes Bill’ was an early priority in the forthcoming session.

Twenty-four per cent of people left without NHS dental appointment

A study by Broadstone reveals that 24 per cent of patients who tried to get an NHS dental appointment in the last two years were unable to do so.

Children in deprived areas three times more likely to have tooth decay

Researchers at Queen Mary University of London have found that children living in more deprived areas are three times more likely to have severe tooth decay that requires a dental extraction in a...

Artwork commemorates 25 years in dentistry

Bupa Dental Care has teamed up with Sophie Kamlish, paralympian-turned-illustrator, to create a unique illustration for its 25th anniversary.

Sexual harassment act amendment focuses on prevention

There will be a new duty for employers to take reasonable steps to prevent sexual harassment in the workplace from October 2024

Diagnosing obstructive sleep apnoea

Justin Smith explores the role of dental professionals in improving patient’s sleep.

Welsh students receive first-hand dentistry experience

Fifty-five students have gained a taste of a career in medicine and dentistry at a medical residential at Cardiff University.

College appoints chair of the board

Avijit Banerjee has been appointed as the first chair of the board of the College of General Dentistry (CGDent) Faculty of Dentists.

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