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Cost of living crisis forces decision between oral health and heating

"I had to choose between heating our house or saving my tooth," Melanie Fudge-Horton, a carer and mother-of-two.

Confidence in CBCT reporting

Dentists who are keen to complement their knowledge of implant treatment planning can now learn about the fundamentals of cone beam CT scanning via a combination of online and in-person practical...

Managing pregnancy and parenthood in the workplace

Tina Chander explores the legal responsibility of employers.

Researchers highlight crisis in dental care for people with severe mental illness

​People with severe mental illnesses are falling through the cracks when it comes to oral health care, according to new research from the University of York.

Opening the conversation

The Dentist talks to Beat about how mental health issues can manifest as eating disorders.

Private dentistry: A practical guide by Louis Mackenzie

‘Private dentistry: A practical guide by Louis Mackenzie’ will be taking place at 7pm on May 26.

Teen wins British Orthodontic Society award for his story of life-changing treatment after losing his front teeth

A teenage boy from Croydon, whose life changed when he slipped on ice and fell face-forward onto the ground, has won an award for his miraculous story of the orthodontic treatment which changed the...

Ministers delay ban on deals for unhealthy food and drink

Ministers recently announced that the planned ban on ‘buy one get one free’ deals for food and drinks high in fat, salt or sugar, as well as free refills for soft drinks, would be pushed back for a...

“Youngsters are going to grow up missing teeth and having to wear a denture”

NHS dentistry – specifically in relation to a lack of access for child patients – has been in the news recently, following reports of schools having to seek alternative dental care for their pupils,...

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BSPD responds to reports of pandemic child tooth extractions data

The pandemic has shone a harsh spotlight on some long-standing issues including the persistent and immoral inequalities we see in children’s oral health.

NHS parental pay in England

Tom Slevin explains what employers need to know

New report highlights concerns faced by people living in the Swansea and Neath Port Talbot areas

A report has been published by Swansea Bay Community Health Council - an independent statutory body that exists to represent the interests of patients and the public - and concerns dentistry issues...

A new approach to bone regeneration and implant treatment

Implant clinician and practice principal Selvaraji Balaji discusses the benefits of the Ossix range of bone regeneration materials and the new DS PrimeTaper implant.

‘Treat your gums’ – Gum Health Day 2022 focuses on new guidelines for gum disease prevention and treatment

‘Treat Your Gums’ is the slogan for Gum Health Day 2022, to be celebrated on May 12 in the UK and around the world.

Ministers need to act as covid sees child tooth extractions backlog surge

The British Dental Association (BDA) has warned government must act decisively to deal with the backlogs for child tooth extractions, as new figures show the number of treatments more than halved...

Ministers urged to ‘level up’ NHS dentistry

The British Dental Association (BDA) has backed calls from Healthwatch England for urgent and fundamental reform of NHS dentistry to be delivered by next year, as new figures point to the depth of...

The last bite (May)

Stephen Hancocks discusses DIY dentistry, abandoned dental clinics and tooth enamel analysis.

Woman uses chewing gum to fill gap created by missing front teeth

A woman with her two front teeth missing has revealed how she uses chewing gum to fill the gap – a form of DIY dentistry.

London’s leading oral health charity provides urgent dental care with new initiative to help capital’s child refugees and asylum seekers

On Sunday, May 8, London-based charity, the Dental Wellness Trust will provide urgent, free of charge oral health screenings and restorative dentistry for 35 child refugees and child asylum seekers...

Get your guide to finance jargon

Whether you’re buying or selling a dental practice you are likely to experience some level of stress, but one area that you can wrap your head around before starting your journey is the language of...

The ultimate digital aligner workflow events

Dentsply Sirona’s SureSmile digital aligner workflow is going on the road with a duo of events in London on May 26 and Manchester on June 8, 2022.

Consultation on international routes to registration closing tomorrow

GDC responds, welcoming government proposals for increased flexibility

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