NHS update – Ramadan

In the latest NHS dentistry and oral health update, Sara Hurley and Ali Sparke shared some insight and guidance relating to both staff and patients celebrating Ramadan.

Patients reporting Penicillin allergy less likely to have successful dental implants

Dental implants are more than twice as likely to fail in people who report an allergy to penicillin and are given alternative antibiotics, compared to those given amoxicillin, a new study by...

NHS update – dental contract arrangements for 2022/23 and testing

Sara Hurley, chief dental officer for England, and Ali Sparke, director for dentistry, community pharmacy, optometry and the NHS standard contract, recently provided an update for NHS dental...

NHS dentists blast orders to return to virtually ‘business as usual’

The British Dental Association (BDA) has slammed moves by government to effectively return to normal working arrangements for NHS dentists in England.

Exciting changes at Bridge2Aid

Bridge2Aid is working in exciting new ways so it has a bigger impact on oral health, and a lower impact on the environment. 

New periodontitis patient study finds interdental brushes and rubber interdental picks most efficient in reducing both plaque and gingival inflammation

A newly published study has compared the efficacy of four different oral hygiene devices in reducing plaque and gingival inflammation in periodontitis patients.

MP’s dental practice receives enforcement action notice following CQC inspection

The Beresford Clinic in Wandsworth, belonging to Sir Paul Beresford, Conservative MP for Mole Valley in Surrey, recently received a notice of ‘enforcement action’ in a Care Quality Commission (CQC)...

Heroes of dental care to be recognised in Leicester’s Smile Awards

An awards scheme, organised by Leicester City Council, is set to recognise health professionals, dental teams, teachers, nursery staff, children’s centre workers and volunteers who are helping to...

Dental technician to work under supervision for 15 months following complaints

Christopher Gower, a dental technician with 18 years’ experience, will require supervision whenever he provides dental services and must carry out logs of treatment and aftercare, which must be sent...

BDA: No answers from NHS England on targets

The British Dental Association (BDA) has lamented confirmation of delays from NHS England on arrangements for the NHS contractual year, staring Friday April 1.

Does mothers’ oral microbiome seed children’s microbiome, increasing caries risk?

Freida Blostein, from the University of Michigan, presented ‘Does mothers’ oral microbiome seed children’s microbiome, increasing caries risk?’ at the hybrid 51st Annual Meeting & Exhibition of the...

Anti-cancer dream cream shrinks oral tumours, according to new peer-reviewed publication

Researchers have found that applying a topical ointment containing anti-tumour factor can increase the effectiveness of cancer treatment.