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Senior councillors write to the prime minister to call for tobacco legislation

A senior group of councillors from across the political spectrum wrote to the prime minister on March 1, 2024, to urge him to publish the ‘Tobacco and Vapes Bill’ at the earliest opportunity.

Smokers believe vaping is at least as harmful as smoking

More than half of smokers in England wrongly believe that vaping is more harmful or as harmful as smoking, according to a new study led by UCL researchers.

Payments for dentists to make more appointments available

Dental practices will benefit from extra cash for taking on new NHS patients from March 1, 2024, in the government and NHS’s plan to make millions more dental appointments available.

Make every contact count

Miranda Steeples discusses how to encourage better general health behaviours.

Artificial tongue detects and inactivates common mouth bacteria

Researchers reporting in ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces have designed a chemical sensor array,...

A summer of fundraising events

Whether you’re a budding racing driver, golfer, ultra runner or daredevil, Dentaid The Dental Charity has a fundraising event for you this year.

Growing gains

Are you thinking of expanding? Laura Dewes explains why it could pay big dividends.

Barnsley clubs help children to have healthier smiles

Primary schools and other early years settings are being asked to help Barnsley Borough Council fight against childhood tooth decay.

Behavioural therapy app developed to help patients overcome dental fear

A new app created by researchers at NYU College of Dentistry and Penn School of Dental Medicine uses smartphones and virtual reality to help people face their fears.

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Maintain a culture of quality care  

Nishan Dixit reflects on how comprehensive training enables him to deliver the best care for his patients.

Dento-legal essay competition launched

The Dental Law and Ethics Forum (DLEF) has announced the launch of its essay prize for 2024. This prestigious prize, now in its third year, is designed to inspire young dentists to engage with the...

Brits need to stop these dangerous DIY dental treatments, dentist warns

Due to a shortage of dentists and difficulties in NHS registration, some Brits are resorting to risky at-home dental treatments. A 116 per cent increase in DIY cosmetic dentistry has been observed,...

Cambridge private dental practice partners with healthcare group

Christie & Co, a specialist business property adviser, has announced the sale of Hurst Park Dental Practice in Cambridge.

In memory of John Brookman, 1931-2024

John Brookman, one of the founding board members of the Faculty of General Dental Practice and the founder of Vocational Training for GDPs, passed away peacefully on January 27, 2024, aged 92.

Global strategic alliance established to promote periodontal health

The Spanish Society of Periodontology (SEPA) Foundation and Listerine join forces in a new initiative entitled ‘Principles for oral health’, an ambitious global agreement to promote periodontal health...

Local associate snaps up established Bournemouth dental practice

Christie & Co, a specialist business property adviser, has announced the sale of Thornhill Dental Surgery in Bournemouth, Dorset.

College to appoint next president

The College of General Dentistry has begun the process of appointing its next president.

Dental surgery announces expansion plans

A Cambridgeshire dental practice has set forth expansion plans to take over neighbouring properties. The surgery also hopes to increase the number of dentists working there to help meet local demand.

Norfolk practice opens with 3,000 appointment requests

The Dental Design studio opened to 3,000 email appointment requests on February 21, 2024.

Mouth to mouth bacteria transplant may stop dental decay

University of Adelaide researchers are exploring if a unique transplant moving good bacteria from one person’s mouth to another – possibly through a special toothpaste - could be the answer to...

Regulator issues advice for employers on menopause

New guidance on menopause in the workplace, setting out employer’s legal obligations under the Equality Act 2010, was issued on February 21, 2024, by the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC).

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