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Greater development support options introduced for professionals with conditions and undertakings

The General Dental Council has recently announced changes to the way dental professionals in England with conditions or undertakings will arrange their development support.

Going digital is not as expensive as you think

Expense is a relative concept - it’s about the perceived value that the product or service delivers in return for the money.

IAS Academy launches new Complete GDP Course

IAS Academy has created an exciting new programme in collaboration with Ian Buckle to meet the needs of GDPs today – the Complete GDP Course.

Precision-made appliances for snoring and sleep apnoea

Dentists now have the opportunity to prescribe world-leading precision-made oral appliances from Panthera Dental for the treatment of obstructive sleep apnoea and snoring.

A stable way to grow

Zoe Close talks to Sean Maguire about growing a membership plan.

How to persuade HMRC that an error on your tax return wasn’t deliberate

Michael Lansdell explains how to avoid errors on your tax return, and what to do if HMRC believe an error is deliberate.

Paediatric dentistry and children's oral health - an NHS update

Sara Hurley and Simon Kenny have recently issued an update to the profession with the latest advice and guidance on children’s oral health and paediatric dentistry.

New recall guide for dental teams welcomed by BSPD

The BSPD has welcomed new recall guidance designed to ensure the most vulnerable children and young people get access to dental care as swiftly as possible.

Dentists’ option to pay ARF by instalments now open to sign up

Dentists can now sign up to pay their Annual Retention Fee by instalments, following the successful introduction of the scheme for dental care professionals earlier this year.

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MPs vote for rise in NI to help fund health and social care

MPS have voted 319 to 248 for a 1.25 percentage point rise in National Insurance for workers and employers to help fund health and social care.

HMRC Announcement re Associates’ Tax Status

The employment status of dental associates has been discussed many times in recent years. Up until now, associates had always been covered by HMRC Guidance.

Finalists announced for LaingBuisson Awards 2021

The LaingBuisson Awards 2021 offer a prestigious recognition of organisations, teams and individuals who are setting new standards of excellence in health and social care.

Largest worldwide consumer oral health awareness survey reveals the best tooth-brushers, worst habits and most smile satisfaction

A new worldwide consumer oral health awareness survey across 15 countries, including the UK, has revealed an amazing snapshot of oral health, habits, concerns and desires across the globe.

Surge in smoking among young adults during lockdown

The number of 18-34 year-olds who smoke increased by 25 per cent in England during the first lockdown, according to a study published today in the journal Addiction and funded by Cancer Research UK.

New figures show workforce crisis as number of NHS dentists fall across the whole of England

The Association of Dental Groups (ADG) has recently responded to the publication of the Annual Report of NHS Dental Statistics for England 2020-2021.

Four in 10 dental surgeons say it will take at least a year to clear the backlog from Covid-19

A quarter (25 per cent) of respondents said that most patients on their waiting lists are children.

If you’re transferring a share of a rental property to save tax, be aware of a stamp duty surprise

Michael Lansdell explains how stamp duty land tax can catch out those who are looking to save on income tax and capital gains tax.

Rapid makeover

Richard Brown describes how he treated a patient with microdontia and crowding, delivering a minimally invasive outcome within just three appointments.

GSK Consumer Healthcare leads oral care industry with launch of its first carbon neutral toothbrush

Over 3.6 billion plastic toothbrushes are purchased every single year, with the average person using 300 in their lifetime. Unfortunately, roughly 80 per cent of these end up in the sea.

The last bite (September)

The pandemic has changed a lot of things for a lot of us around the world, but an interesting trend noted in Australia is one that I have not as yet seen alluded to here in the UK. Apparently,...

NHS England require an extra £10bn in funding to avoid cuts to services

The BBC has reported that the NHS Confederation and NHS Providers have warned that if NHS England does not receive an extra £10bn in finding next year, services may have to be cut.

See and be seen: Oral Health Conference 2021

It’s almost time for the British Society of Dental Hygiene and Therapy to host their flagship event – the Oral Health Conference!

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