Scottish dentists test AI to help identify tooth decay

Pioneering artificial intelligence (AI) which can improve the accuracy of the way early tooth decay is diagnosed and prevented is being tested for the first time in Scotland by Clyde Munro Dental...

Concerns over delays to General Dental Council reform

The Dental Defence Union (DDU) says it is disappointed and frustrated by the news that the government is to once again delay long-promised plans to reform healthcare regulators. The government has...

NHS dentists demand lifeline as 'dental inflation' soars

Dentists need real support from all four UK governments to withstand the impact of 'dental inflation', now standing at over 11 per cent according to new analysis from the British Dental Association...

Dealing with complaints

Dentists spend much of their time in close contact with their patients. This facilitates a positive professional-patient rapport, and helps dentists to gain a deeper understanding of each individual....

Tattoos in the workplace

Nicola Cockerill explores some of the issues involving employees with body art.

“the first step towards dental reform”: British Society of Paediatric Dentistry seeks changes for children

British Society of Paediatric Dentistry (BSPD) responded to the package of initial revisions to the NHS dental contract by welcoming this as the first step towards dental reforms – but insisting that...

New NHS dentistry reforms receive a mixed response

A new package of proposals to reform NHS dentistry in England has received a mixed response from the Oral Health Foundation.

Growth of “dental tourism” adding pressure on access to dentistry in the UK 

The Association of Dental Groups (ADG) has responded to the British Dental Association (BDA) survey of 1000 dentists released highlighting evidence of a growth in “dental tourism” and the potential...

UK dentists picking up the pieces from dental tourism boom

The popularity of travelling abroad for dental treatment is on the rise, a new survey by the British Dental Association (BDA) suggests. The evidence highlights the problems this has caused for...

2022/23 Dental Contract Negotiations outcome announced

NHS England announced in a letter on July 19, 2022, the outcome of the 2022/23 Dental Contract Negotiations. The negotiation marks the first significant change to the contract since its introduction...