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The last bite (October)

I was fascinated to read that in a recent survey, 63 per cent of people questioned claimed being friends with their dentist influences their dental treatment in a very positive way.

Improving understanding of how acid damages teeth

The University of Surrey and the School of Dentistry at the University of Birmingham have developed a new technique to improve understanding of how acid damages teeth at the microstructural level. 

Practice Pink for Cancer Research UK

This October marks the 15th anniversary of Henry Schein’s global Practice Pink programme.

Concern as NHS practices turn private

Two surgeries in South Gloucestershire recently turned private, leaving a patients group concerned...

Is dentistry becoming privatised?

Despite Nicola Sturgeon vowing to prevent the NHS from becoming privatised, some fear that dentistry is being privatised by stealth.

Could heartburn drugs be used to treat gum disease?

That’s the question now being asked, after a study from the University at Buffalo revealed that patients who used proton pump inhibitors were more likely to have smaller probing depths in the gums.

Putting purpose ahead of profits

Queensway Orthodontics is one of the first orthodontic practices in the UK to receive the Dental CSR Gold Accreditation.

Philips Oral Healthcare introduces new Sonicare in-practice trial kit

Philips Oral Healthcare is constantly innovating to evolve its oral care solutions to make its Sonicare range more accessible to a wider range of patients.

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Again and again...

The pandemic and the measures put in place to fight it tore up many of life’s norms, leading many to question whether society will ever return to how it was before. Yet, one of the great paradoxes is...

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Dentistry celebrated during a year of challenge and change

20 individuals are being celebrated in the latest round of the prestigious BDA Honours and Awards, for their outstanding achievements, their commitment to the British Dental Association (BDA) and...

Avijit Banerjee and Shamir Mehta to lead CGDent career pathways programme

Professor Avijit Banerjee and Dr Shamir Mehta have recently been appointed to key positions leading the College of General Dentistry’s career pathways programme.

Geistlich’s first UK seminar and hands-on workshop in over 18 months

Geistlich UK, the bone and soft tissue regeneration specialist, is celebrating after their first symposium event in over 18 months proved a huge hit with dental professionals from across the UK and...

Kathy Fan appointed to KCL chair as UK’s first female professor of OMFS

Kathy Fan is the first dually-qualified (medical and dental) female maxillofacial surgeon to be awarded Professor of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery by King’s College London.

Tooth emergence: timing is everything

The ages that most people get their three adult molars are six, 12 and 18 – much later than our closest living relative, the chimpanzee, who gets those same teeth at around three, six and 12.

Spider’s silk used to treat infected teeth

Historically, spider silk has been used to treat a variety of ailments, ranging from skin lesions to warts. There was even a time when doctors would advise patients to place cocoons on infected teeth.

NHS pensions: age discrimination redress

If your pension has been affected by age discrimination, NHS Pensions should reach out to you from February 2022 to remedy the situation.

Manchester facial surgeon runs in 2021 London Marathon to raise funds for cleft charity CLAPA

Consultant Cleft and Maxillofacial Surgeon Vicky Beale completed the London Marathon in an amazing personal best (PB) of just three hours 59 minutes – and, she has more than doubled her fundraising...

Has your practice value changed in the new normal?

After such a turbulent year, both the dental profession and the general population is slowly starting to resume some normality. This should eventually see the return of full UDAs in England, where NHS...

Delays in NHS dentistry

NHS dentistry access delays are now so severe that some patients are resorting to removing their own teeth, as reported by the BBC.

‘Levelling up’ on health empty words without plan for dentistry

The British Dental Association has warned health secretary Sajid Javid’s ambition to level up on health will be impossible to deliver without real ambition to reform a broken NHS dental service.

BACD president discusses highlights of term

As he reaches the end of his year as president of the British Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (BACD), Paul Abrahams shares some of his highlights.

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