Be cautious using messaging apps! 

The Dental Defence Union (DDU) issued guidance on October 31, 2022, concerning the potential risks and pitfalls of communicating with patients via direct messaging apps. 

Safeguarding: an essential issue

On November 4, 2022, the Dental Wellness Trust will host its 7th annual Saving Kids Teeth Conference. The event, which takes place at the Wellcome Collection, London, combines theory with practical...

Domestic abuse in dentistry

The College of General Dentistry (CGDent) is working to raise awareness of the safeguarding role of dental professionals in response to signs of domestic abuse, and to support information-gathering on...

Prime minister questioned on the future of NHS dentistry

In his first prime minister’s questions, Rishi Sunak was asked what lies ahead for NHS dentistry.

The importance of community and collaboration

A look at utilising networking for career development.

Battling stress and anxiety in challenging times

There are few people who would dispute that we have been living in trying times over the past few years. A pandemic, a war in Europe which has contributed to rocketing energy and food prices, followed...

Association appoints new chair

At their recent biannual meeting to discuss all things dentally financial and legal, the National Association of Specialist Dental Accountants and Lawyers (NASDAL) appointed a new chair of the...

A career designed with you in mind

Are you content at work? A look at stress in the workplace.

Wellbeing Toolkit launched

Mahrukh Khwaja, dentist and positive psychologist, together with Unilever’s oral care brand Zendium, have launched a new, activity-based Wellbeing Toolkit to help address the mental health challenges...

Championing member interests: Board of management appointments

The Dental Defence Union (DDU) has announced the appointment of Simon Watkin and Tom Norfolk as chairman and vice-chairman respectively to the DDU’s board of management. Simon will take over from Paul...

Setting young patients up for life

Kate Scheer considers the challenges of treating children.

Two in five dentists who graduated overseas faced fitness to practice hearing without legal support

Nearly two in five dentists (38 per cent) who graduated overseas did not have legal representation when facing a GDC fitness to practise hearing according to figures obtained by Dental Protection...