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‘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...

Britons’ dental fears are putting their health at risk

Britons’ fear of the dentist is putting their oral health at risk, according to new research by specialist injury lawyer, Hudgell Solicitors, with more than a quarter (26 per cent) admitting to...

Dentistry remains most optimistic primary care profession for eighth year running

Dentists remain the most confident of all primary healthcare professionals, according to new research released yesterday.

New study suggests that good oral health can be as much about the mind as it is about the mouth

Young adults with feelings of depression are significantly more at risk of oral health diseases, according to the findings of a new study.

Time to take down barriers pushing dental patients to GPs

The British Dental Association (BDA) has called on government to urgently take down the barriers facing patients with dental problems, as new research reveals the struggles they face with cost and...

Rise in number of unhappy dentists planning to leave the NHS

The number of dentists that don’t see themselves working within the NHS in five years’ time has increased by 16 per cent since last year, according to a new survey.