NI: constructive meeting with health minister to move dental reform forward

The British Dental Association has met with health minister Robin Swann to discuss the ongoing challenges in dentistry.

Healthwatch and BDA urge chancellor to reverse a decade of cuts

In a joint message, Healthwatch England and the British Dental Association (BDA) have urged Rishi Sunak to use the coming spending review to guarantee the future of NHS dentistry.

Toothless in Suffolk take to the streets

Members of the Toothless in Suffolk campaign group took to the streets of Bury St Edmunds recently to demand better provision of NHS dentistry in the county.

Child asylum seekers: dental age check plan dropped, but key questions remain

The BDA has welcomed reports the Home Office has reconsidered plans to introduce the use of dental x-rays to determine age in asylum cases.

Water fluoridation: a statement from the UK chief medical officers

Recently, the UK government published a statement on water fluoridation from the UK chief medical officers.  

Dentistry celebrated during a year of challenge and change

20 individuals are being celebrated in the latest round of the prestigious BDA Honours and Awards, for their outstanding achievements, their commitment to the British Dental Association (BDA) and...

Avijit Banerjee and Shamir Mehta to lead CGDent career pathways programme

Professor Avijit Banerjee and Dr Shamir Mehta have recently been appointed to key positions leading the College of General Dentistry’s career pathways programme.

‘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.

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.

A new perspective on hindsight

The new president of the British Society of Paediatric Dentistry is Sondos Albadri, professor and honorary consultant in paediatric dentistry in Liverpool and one of the most respected names in...

The DDU appoints Dr Hugh Stewart as new professional services director

The MDU, the parent company of the DDU, has appointed Dr Hugh Stewart to the role of professional services director. Hugh will take over from Dr Matthew Lee, who becomes the DDU’s new chief...

MPs vote for rise in NI to help fund health and social care

MPS have voted 319 to 248 for a 1.25 percentage point rise in National Insurance for workers and employers to help fund health and social care.