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Ultra-processed foods linked to a higher risk of mouth cancer

Eating more ultra-processed foods (UPFs) may be associated with a higher risk of developing cancers of the upper aerodigestive tract (including the mouth, throat and oesophagus), according to a new...

Only 34 per cent of oral health professionals always offer preventative care advice to patients, says research

Haleon, a world-leading consumer health company, together with the College of General Dentistry, the standard-setting professional body for dental health professionals, has launched the Dental Health...

Nearly two-thirds of people in Wales support raising the age of sale for tobacco

Plans to phase out tobacco smoking for the next generation are overwhelmingly supported by the people of Wales, new data reveals today.  

Clawback forces practice to reduce NHS service

A dental clinic in Harrogate has announced it is reducing its NHS provision from 2024 due to financial issues.

The new face of orthodontics

Stuart Clark discusses integrating new technologies into your workflow.

Invest in your career, and it can pay you back

Fazeela Khan-Osborne considers how implant training can add value to your role.

Teesside nurseries donate a toothbrush to every child in bid to tackle decaying teeth in toddlers

North East nursery provider Rosedene Nurseries, has embarked on a dental health project after finding out that one in four children living in Teesside have decaying teeth before the age of five.

Derby tackles underage vape sales in new documentary

Derby City Council’s Trading Standards team are back keeping young people safe in their latest operation against sales of vapes to under 18s.

Bristol practice reopens following community outcry

Following a campaign by the local community, a Bristol dental surgery is set to reopen.

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The spring budget 2023 - Good news for dentists?

There were some big surprises in the chancellor’s Spring Budget. Lucas Salt, from independent financial advisers Wealthwide, sets out how the proposed changes will impact dentists.

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Association to have its say on government’s pay deal

The British Dental Association (BDA) has indicated it will move to hold a referendum on government pledges to change consultant pay scales and the pay review process.

400,000 pregnant women vaping daily, survey reveals

Figures from the UK Addiction Treatment Group shared with ITV News show that 5.1m adults in the UK vape daily and, in most cases, multiple times.

Bidding farewell

 The Dentist speaks to Simon Chard as he looks back at his time as BACD president.

We need more regulation, says UK’s largest vape manufacturer

British American Tobacco (BAT), the UK’s largest listed tobacco and vaping company, has launched a multi-pronged media campaign urging new regulations be introduced so the vaping industry can fulfil...

Scotland launches vaping campaign

A new marketing campaign informing parents, carers and school pupils of the dangers of vaping has been launched by the Scottish Government.

NHS Update: Oral healthcare for autistic children

November’s ‘NHS Dentistry and Oral Health Update’ announced the publication of a new clinical standard to improve the oral health of autistic children and young people. Jason Wong, interim chief...

Patient financing woes limit access to affordable dental care, survey reveals

A new survey has uncovered the myriad challenges dental practices face in the UK as they grapple with patient financing.

Researchers develop game-changing implant technology

A team from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) School of Dentistry, led by Takahiro Ogawa, has culminated a decade of dental implant research with the development of cutting-edge...

4,000 teeth extracted from children in Plymouth

The British Dental Association (BDA) has said data secured by LBC underlines the case for radical and urgent action to restore NHS dentistry.

Autumn statement will hit the vulnerable, says association

The British Dental Association (BDA) has criticised moves in the Autumn Statement that could withdraw free dental care from the long-term sick while offering no additional resources to support the...

The future of patient education

Chairsyde is a state-of-the-art consultation platform for dentists.

An autumn statement worth shouting about

Richard Lishman reflects on what it means for dental professionals.

Dental care of the future

Loven Ganeswaran discusses the evolution of patient expectations and knowledge.

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