New members elected to College Council

The College of General Dentistry (CGDent) has announced the results of recent elections to its Council, with two new members elected, and five re-elected.

Consultation on international routes to registration closing tomorrow

GDC responds, welcoming government proposals for increased flexibility

Dental surgeons welcome plans to expand water fluoridation schemes

New 9pm watershed banning unhealthy TV ads will also be introduced as the Health and Care Bill receives Royal Assent

Deliver achievable clinical negligence reform without delay, says DDU

The House of Commons Health and Social Care Select Committee recently published the report of its inquiry into NHS litigation reform. The Dental Defence Union (DDU) engaged closely with this inquiry,...

Professor Justin Durham appointed new BDA chief scientific advisor

The British Dental Association (BDA) has appointed Professor Justin Durham to the role of chief scientific advisor.  

GDC investigates York dentist following claims made by whistleblower

A York dentist must work under supervision whilst the General Dental Council (GDC) investigate 'serious and wide-ranging concerns' about her and her practice, following claims made by a whistleblower.

NHS update – dental contract arrangements for 2022/23 and testing

Sara Hurley, chief dental officer for England, and Ali Sparke, director for dentistry, community pharmacy, optometry and the NHS standard contract, recently provided an update for NHS dental...

NHS dentists blast orders to return to virtually ‘business as usual’

The British Dental Association (BDA) has slammed moves by government to effectively return to normal working arrangements for NHS dentists in England.

MP’s dental practice receives enforcement action notice following CQC inspection

The Beresford Clinic in Wandsworth, belonging to Sir Paul Beresford, Conservative MP for Mole Valley in Surrey, recently received a notice of ‘enforcement action’ in a Care Quality Commission (CQC)...

Dental technician to work under supervision for 15 months following complaints

Christopher Gower, a dental technician with 18 years’ experience, will require supervision whenever he provides dental services and must carry out logs of treatment and aftercare, which must be sent...

BDA: No answers from NHS England on targets

The British Dental Association (BDA) has lamented confirmation of delays from NHS England on arrangements for the NHS contractual year, staring Friday April 1.

New dental statistics confirm access to NHS dentistry still in crisis

In response to the figures published recently as part of NHS Dental Statistics for England, 2021-22, Biannual Report, the Association of Dental Groups (ADG) have shared a statement.