Urgent action needed as millions miss out on NHS dentistry

The British Dental Association (BDA) has warned government must commit to rapid and sweeping reform, as the latest official figures underline the huge backlogs facing NHS dentistry.

Evidence grows for vaping’s role in gum disease

A series of new studies by researchers at NYU College of Dentistry highlights how e-cigarettes alter oral health and may be contributing to gum disease.

Young dentists raise concerns about impact of Covid-19 on their wellbeing

Nearly two in five (37 per cent) of young dentists in the UK say they are worried about the impact of Covid-19 on their wellbeing, according to a new Dental Protection survey.

Antibacterial bioactive glass doubles down on microbial resistance to antibiotics

Infections linked to medical devices such as catheters, dental implants, orthopaedics and wound dressings could be dramatically reduced using a simple technique, according to new research, media...

Scottish government asleep at the wheel on crisis in NHS dentistry

The British Dental Association (BDA) Scotland has greeted the unanimous support of opposition parties, whilst accusing the Scottish government of failing to take needed action to halt an exodus from...

Honorary OBE for 20 years of Mouth Cancer Foundation service

The founder of the Mouth Cancer Foundation, Vinod Joshi, has been awarded an honorary Office of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire, (OBE), by her Majesty, the Queen, in recognition of...

‘NHS Dental Statistics for England, 2021-22, Biannual Report’

The new ‘NHS Dental Statistics for England, 2021-22, Biannual Report’ was published on February 24.

HMRC to get new powers of investigation

 Michael Lansdell explains how HMRC's power will soon change. 

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.

Research reveals in impact of language barriers in UK healthcare

Healthcare workers in the UK are losing as much as half a working day every week overcoming language barriers.

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.

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