Next steps on supporting the recovery of NHS dentistry

An update from Sara Hurley and Ali Sparke, including the key contractual requirements for NHS dentists.

Updated periodontal guidelines for under 18s

The importance of periodontal screening of young people is being reinforced jointly by the BSPD and the BSP as updated national guidelines for the management of patients aged under 18 in the primary...

Scottish government: Dental profession must be better supported in a future pandemic

Dental professionals must receive better support for their physical, emotional and financial wellbeing in a future pandemic situation.

Racism at GDC: BDA calls for proper safeguards to protect all registrants

The BDA has called on the GDC to ensure it offers meaningful protection to all registrants, following the suspension of a practice committee member for making racially motivated comments.  

BOS welcomes report which aims to improve access and standards of care for patients in hospital dentistry

The Consultant Orthodontist Group of the British Orthodontic Society are delighted to support the publication of the GIRFT report into hospital dentistry. 

Greater development support options introduced for professionals with conditions and undertakings

The General Dental Council has recently announced changes to the way dental professionals in England with conditions or undertakings will arrange their development support.

HMRC announcement re associates’ tax status

The employment status of dental associates has been discussed many times in recent years. Up until now, associates had always been covered by HMRC Guidance.

500 dentists call on Northern Ireland government to ensure service survives pandemic

The British Dental Association Northern Ireland, and 500 high street dentists, have urged the Department of Health to set out tangible solutions to overhaul the decades-old General Dental Services...

British Dental Association want restrictions relaxed in Wales

With most of Wales’ covid rules now eased, the British Dental Association have said they now want rules for dentists to be relaxed, too.

BSPD welcomes new universal focus on the voice of the child

Drafted by NICE, the guidance, entitled ‘Babies, Children and Young People's Experience of Healthcare’, is designed to ensure the preferences and feelings of young patients are consistently central to...

Your NHS dentistry and oral health update

Sara Hurley, chief dental officer England, and Ed Waller, director of primary care NHS England, have recently provided an update regarding self-isolation policies and retuning to work for those who...

Regulatory reform: room for improvement

The General Dental Council (GDC) has welcomed the government’s proposals for reform of healthcare professional regulation but is calling for greater flexibility and a faster pace of reform.