Latest content from The Dentist

Offer safe and predictable root canal preparation

Mark Allen discusses tools to support endodontic treatments.

Your patients’ unique tongue prints

What can the tongue tell us about our health? Philip Silver reviews the research.

Over 30 per cent of NHS staff have taken mental health leave

More than three in ten (31 per cent) NHS employees have had to take time off work with mental health issues in the past year, according to a UNISON survey published on April 7, 2024.

£1.5m investment to improve in-work health services

Reforms to occupational health services will be shaped through a £1.5m innovation fund as the government continues its drive to tackle in-work sickness and boost economic activity using new technology...

Tax-Free Childcare

Experts from HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) outline the financial help available for parents.

Resilient performance in a challenging market

The 2023 annual report from Dentists’ Provident, an income protection provider for dental professionals, shows that the society, once again, performed strongly.

Cumbrian dentist calls for further NHS contract changes

John Lewis, chair of the North Cumbria Local Dental Committee, says NHS dentistry has “become unsustainable.” He is calling for the contract to be updated to prevent more practices from going private.

MPs to vote on landmark smokefree generation bill

MPs will vote on April 16, 2024, on world-leading legislation to protect future generations across the UK from the harmful effects of smoking.

Missed appointments are missed opportunities

Mark Garner considered how to tackle no-show patients.

Request Free Magazine

Dental specialties and disciplines, delivered by expert clinicians for clinicians.

We care about the protection of your data. Read our Privacy Policy.

Editor's pick

More from The Dentist

Darlington invests millions in urgent dental services

NHS North East and North Cumbria Integrated Care Board (ICB) has pledged the extra investment of £3m as part of a series of improvements that aim to ease the pressure on overstretched dentists across...

Happy new tax year!

Richard Lishman explains the importance of being financially prepared.

How I did it – a crowning achievement

Mehdi Yazdi purchased Crown Bank Dental in Cheshire in 2017, and it has since developed into a flourishing business. He looks back on how it all began.

Orthodontists launch online support platform

Aligner Intelligence has launched an online platform to help meet the needs of the rapidly growing aligner market.

A quarter of the dental academics are aged 55 or over

Data published by the Dental Schools Council shows the clinical academic workforce is ageing. The council said this poses a risk to the UK’s ability to contribute to research, improve patient care and...

Highlighting community dentistry: Association visits special care dental service

Community Dental Services CIC (CDS), a community dental provider, has welcomed representatives from the Association of Dental Groups (ADG) to the Dental Care Centre, Bedford.

Celebrating 25 years in dentistry: a spotlight on those who make it happen

2024 marks 25 years since Bupa began offering dental care after acquiring a small number of dental practices in central London.

Online interactive tool simplifies tax return process

Sole traders who need to comply with the new requirement to report their profits at the end of the tax year can access a GOV.UK interactive tool from April 8, 2024, to help them navigate the changes.

Bowel cancer growth linked to an oral bacteria

A study published in Nature suggests that a subtype of Fusobacterium nucleatum underlies colorectal cancer growth in humans and could be useful in screening and treatments.

Almost £11bn could be saved if England goes smoke free

Making England completely smoke-free could free up £10.9bn and provide substantial benefits to local economies, a study has shown. 

Almost five million calls about dental problems made to NHS helpline

Over the last five years, just shy of 4.8m calls were made to 111 about dental problems. Many people who ring 111 call with issues that are classified by the NHS as “urgent”, like severe dental pain.

Councillor responds to loss of NHS dentists

Mark Fryer, leader of Cumberland Council, has expressed deep concern following the announcement that a dental practice in Cockermouth will cease to provide NHS treatments, further reducing the already...

Amaze your patients

Jan Einfeldt advises how to encourage patients to get involved in the consultation process.

Want the latest Dentist content?

Sign up for our newsletter to stay up to date.

We care about the protection of your data. Read our Privacy Policy.