“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,...

The last bite (May)

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

Posthumous honour for John Craig

The College of General Dentistry (CGDent) has recognised the late John Craig FFGDP(UK) with the posthumous award of a President’s Commendation.

The last bite (March)

Stephen Hancocks discusses overseas dentistry, vocabulary and wine in the latest instalment of 'The last bite', taken from the March issue.

Representing therapists

Debbie Hemmington looks back over the 60-year history of the BADT.

The last bite (February)

Stephen Hancocks provides a round-up of some recent news stories in dentistry, discussing fudge, modelling and kissing.

Ethical dentistry: An origin story

Tif Qureshi discusses the evolution of ethics and its role in the dental profession.

The last bite (January)

First and foremost my best wishes for a Happy New Year to our readers. I hope, as we all do, that 2022 will be an improvement on 2021, and certainly on 2020 as we gradually leave the worst of the...

Impact of mandatory vaccination on dental services

Eddie Crouch, chair of the British Dental Association (BDA) recently spoke to Mike Graham on Talk Radio TV about the introduction of mandatory covid vaccinations for healthcare workers.

The last bite (December)

Are we nearly out of the pandemic or not? Will Christmas be cancelled or not? At the time of writing the media rumour mills continue to churn out their equivocal predictions. One thing is clear, in...

NHS dentistry and oral health update – with a green focus

Sara Hurley, chief dental officer, and Nick Watts, chief sustainability officer for NHS England and NHS Improvement, recently released a new NHS dentistry and oral health update, which focused on...

The last bite (November)

To be honest, the revelation that dental fees and charges vary in different cities and regions around the country and within the countries of the UK leaves me somewhat underwhelmed.