FDS welcomes new infection prevention and control guidance for UK dental settings

The Faculty of Dental Surgery at the Royal College of Surgeons of England has welcomed the publication of the Covid-19: infection prevention and control dental appendix, which provides updated...

FGDP (UK) and the College of General Dentistry issue updated Covid-19 guidance synopsis

The Faculty of General Dental Practice UK and the College of General Dentistry have published an updated synopsis of their guidance on the implications of Covid-19 for the safe management of general...

GDC publishes 2019 fitness to practise statistical and insight reports

The General Dental Council (GDC) has published several reports which provide statistics and examples of fitness to practise case handling undertaken during 2019.

Time for VAT on PPE to go the way of the ‘Tampon Tax’, says BDA

The British Dental Association has warned Rishi Sunak that failure to extend the VAT exemption for personal protective equipment (PPE) will heap further pressures on health and social care providers...

Align Technology to host first digital innovations forum to help futureproof dental profession

Align Technology has announced that it will host its first Digital Innovations Forum on December 2 and 3, 2020 from 5pm to 8pm (Central European Time). The two-day virtual meeting will be delivered...

BADT and BSDHT consulting public on proposed changes to the Human Medicines Regulations 2012

Dental hygienists and dental therapists are trained, indemnified and competent in the use of certain prescription only medicines. The mechanisms by which they use these medicines are varied and...

Leading dental professor warns of potential dental nurse redundancies

A leading dental professor has voiced concerns around a potential wave of possible dental nurse jobs being put at risk as the profession continues to be plagued by financial uncertainty.

Dentists slam lack of progress in ‘war on sugar’

The British Dental Association has urged ministers to turn the page on voluntary action with the food industry, as a new report from Public Health England indicates minimal progress to reduce sugar...

Prestbury Dental Practice purchased by expanding operator Pearl Smile Limited through Christie & Co

Specialist business property adviser Christie & Co has announced the sale of Prestbury Dental Practice in Cheshire to expanding operator, Pearl Smile Limited.

E-cigarette use decreases even as evidence shows they increase smokers’ chances of quitting

An international review published today finds e-cigarettes are 70 per cent more effective in helping smokers quit than nicotine replacement therapy. The findings come as public health charity Action...

MBE for Helen Rodd: Visionary dentist who put the voice of the child at the heart of research

Professor Helen Rodd, a consultant in paediatric dentistry at the University of Sheffield’s School of Clinical Dentistry, has been awarded an MBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours for her commitment to...

Financial pressures bite for dental practices as revenues fall and costs escalate due to Covid

The Begbies Traynor Red Flag Alert has found that 16 per cent of UK dental practices are feeling financial pressures as they face the latest round of restrictions from the government after only...

Return to practice with confidence

Dentist Daniel Caga explains how he was able to continue using dental loupes during the Covid-19 pandemic with the aid of the Nuview Loupe and Light Visor System.

Record number of clinicians join {my}dentist

A record number of clinicians have joined {my}dentist since the coronavirus pandemic as dentists seek to combine the security of an NHS contract, the stability of the largest provider of dentistry in...

FGDP(UK) and PHE publish revised guidance on radiation protection

The Faculty of General Dental Practice (FGDP[UK]) and Public Health England (PHE) have published revised guidance on radiation protection in dental practice.