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The dental world – transferrable skills

Dental hygienist Melanie Pomphrett joins Smile Revolution Podcast to talk about transferrable skills for her peers. Melanie Pomphrett qualified in 2015 after studying at the University of Essex and...

British Dental Association sets out plan to tackle racism and discrimination

The British Dental Association (BDA) has set out its commitment to tackle racism and discrimination at all levels in dentistry, following international outcry initiated by the death of George Floyd in...

PPE anxiety, discontent with regulators, pay disputes and bullying – help is at hand for dentists in a crisis

Dentist Lauren Harrhy has been working in dentistry for almost 10 years and runs her own dental practice in Newport.

The good, the bad and the ugly – dentistry and COVID-19: an uncomfortable alliance

Dentist Damien McNee emerges from the ‘avalanche of SOPs’ to share his ‘back to work’ experience.

'Dentistry can be a lonely profession' – the mental effects in the aftermath of COVID-19

Dentist Dr Lauren Harrhy set up a closed Facebook group called Mental Dental, a support dentists struggling with their mental health that now has more than 5,000 members. Here, at the Invisalign...

‘Scope for optimism’: Dental Update’s online conference puts the spotlight on a clinical way forward in a COVID-19 world

An industry expert suggests there is scope for optimism on the road towards the new normal for dentistry.

Dentists will need to ‘push the reset button’ to rid the fear factor for patients post-lockdown

Dentists will need to push the reset button to rid the fear factor for patients due to COVID-19.

CDO issues update to practitioners

The CDO for England Sara Hurley has issued the following letter to practitioners, May 1, 2020:

Dental company boss calls on industry to rid supply chains of labour abuse risks

The boss of a dental supplies company is calling on the industry to work together to ensure transparency when it comes ridding supply chains of labour abuse.

Call for dentists to fill in COVID-19 mental health survey

UK dentists are invited to fill in a mental health survey amid the COVID-19 crisis.

Official indifference to dentistry leaving service, practitioners and patients at risk

The British Dental Association has blasted failure by authorities in England to update clinical advice to reflect the seriousness of the UK’s footing or to set out a support package that threatens the...

To treat or not to treat – who decides?

The Mental Capacity Act (MCA) 2005 is designed to protect those who lack mental capacity, putting them at the centre of any decision-making process. However, an Act alone is not sufficient, as carers...