Regulation

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.

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...