‘Levelling up’ on health empty words without plan for dentistry

The British Dental Association has warned health secretary Sajid Javid’s ambition to level up on health will be impossible to deliver without real ambition to reform a broken NHS dental service.

BACD president discusses highlights of term

As he reaches the end of his year as president of the British Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (BACD), Paul Abrahams shares some of his highlights.

Denplan pledges to invest in providing dental services to those most in need

Denplan, part of Simplyhealth, is delighted to announce a new partnership with Dentaid, to improve access to vital oral healthcare provision to those most in need around the UK. 

The new Health and Social Care levy – how will it work and who will be paying?

Michael Lansdell explains the new rise in National Insurance and explores some of the criticism the move has received.

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.

New GDC chair and council member start in post

Planned changes to the membership of the GDC council have recently taken effect. Angie Heilmann MBE joins council as a registrant member, and Lord Toby Harris joins as chair.

Aquafresh launches Shine Bright campaign to help combat children’s tooth decay

Aquafresh has launched a new campaign to help educate both parents and children on the importance of good oral health.

Let's talk about the M word

A campaign has been established to coincide with Menopause Awareness Month (October) to ensure that all NHS dental services have a menopause policy in place.

World Smile Day!

October 1st is World Smile Day! A day to make other people smile and do kind acts. Whilst smiling can reflect happy emotions, it can also reveal health signs.

Smile Together embarks on its fifth Smiles at Sea harbourside tour of Cornwall and Devon

Fisherfolk and their families are being offered free dental checks, emergency treatment and oral cancer screening in four fishing ports across Cornwall and Devon next week, thanks to Smile Together...