Practice relocates to new Uddingston site in £1.1m investment

Mydentist, the UK’s largest dental care provider, has undertaken a significant merger and relocation of its Uddingston practices following a substantial investment of £1.1m.

Dental charge increase is ‘a slap in the face for hard-pressed families’, says association

The British Dental Association (BDA) has lamented the announcement of an increase in NHS patient charges. It stressed the hike will not help improve the dental budget.

How did the spring budget change your finances?

Richard Lishman explains what the 2024 budget means for dentists.

Tax relief available on college membership fees

Members of the College of General Dentistry who are UK taxpayers can claim income tax relief on their membership fees.

Nine per cent of NHS staff have received unwanted sexual advances

The results of the ‘NHS Staff Survey 2023’ revealed healthcare workers experienced “unacceptable” levels of unwanted sexual behaviour from the public last year – with 58,000 reporting such incidents.

Women's hormones and oral health: from puberty to menopause

Nina Garlo-Melkas explores the issues hormonal changes can cause for patients.

The modern dietary and dental challenge

Helen Astill examines the impact energy drinks and fizzy beverages are having on young people.

Non-invasive, low-cost method to test for oral cancer developed

A team of researchers, led by a clinician scientist at the Case Western Reserve University School of Dental Medicine, has discovered a non-invasive, low-cost test to detect oral cancer, monitor...

GDC appoints interim director

Clare Paget has been appointed as interim executive director of legal and governance of the General Dental Council (GDC) from March 4, 2024. 

Low-cost liquid prevents 80 per cent of cavities in school children

An inexpensive, cavity-fighting liquid called silver diamine fluoride (SDF) works as well as dental sealants to keep tooth decay at bay in a school cavity prevention and treatment program, according...

Leicestershire practice expands to meet patient demand

The Charnwood Borough Council has granted Park Dental Care in the village of Mountsorrel permission to expand and create two new surgery rooms.

Poor oral health and systemic health outcomes linked

Looking at multiple dental health conditions and behaviours paints a clearer picture of long-term dental health and mortality, say Tufts University School of Dental Medicine researchers.