Statement from CDO following 'living with covid' announcement

Following the 'living with covid' plans recently announced by the government, Sara Hurley, chief dental officer for England, has issued a statement.

GDC correction of recent MDDUS statement

In relation to a recent press release from MDDUS, a spokesperson for the GDC has highlighted what they believe is a factual error.

Full re-start of the Overseas Registration Exam announced

The General Dental Council (GDC) has recently announced the full re-starting of Parts 1 and 2 of the Overseas Registration Exam (ORE), following its suspension in March 2020 due to Covid-19.

Dentist remains suspended over fraud allegations

Fariba Shameli, a dentist at Findon Dental Care in Worthing, was served with an 18-month suspension in July 2021 after an investigation by the NHS Counter Fraud Authority, which led to her being...

NHS dentistry: little urgency from government to solve access crisis

The British Dental Association has mourned the government's lack of urgency on reforming NHS dentistry, following a major debate in the House of Commons recently.

A year’s worth of dentistry lost, but no urgency from government

The British Dental Association (BDA) has lamented the lack of urgency from government in rebuilding and reforming NHS dentistry, as new data shows a full years’ worth of appointments has now been lost...

GDC supports government’s new proposals to amend legislation on international routes to registration

Following work with the General Dental Council (GDC), the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) has recently launched a consultation on its plans to amend the legislation governing routes to...

Government dragging heels as 1,000s of overseas dentists left unable to practise during access crisis

The British Dental Association (BDA) has called on ministers and the dental regulator to deliver rapid change to laws governing tests for overseas dentists, after covid restrictions have left...

Mandatory vaccination: dentistry set to face collateral damage despite U-turn

The British Dental Association (BDA) has welcomed the government's move to open a consultation on ending mandatory vaccination, but stressed that collateral damage among the workforce remains...

CGDent and BADN call for deferral of mandatory vaccination as survey suggests a quarter of dental nurses are not fully vaccinated

The College of General Dentistry (CGDent) and British Association of Dental Nurses (BADN) are warning of a potential catastrophe for dental patients if the planned implementation of mandatory Covid-19...

Prime Minister dismisses calls to delay compulsory covid vaccines for NHS staff

In recent news, The Royal College of GPs has said that the deadline for mandatory vaccination for healthcare workers should be delayed.

BDA: NHS dentistry hanging by a thread

In response to the latest figures from the BBC on the exodus of dentists from the NHS, the British Dental Association has underlined the need for urgent reform for a service that was in crisis long...