Politics

Denplan announces launch of ‘Next Generation Dental Group’

Denplan has launched a new initiative to develop the next generation of leaders in dentistry, bringing together a small select group of young Denplan member dentists.

An NHS update from Sara Hurley and Ed Waller

Sara Hurley, chief dental officer England, and Ed Waller, director of primary care NHS England, have released a new update regarding isolation guidance for NHS workers.

The British Fluoridation Society appoints new Committee Member

The British Fluoridation Society (BFS) is pleased to announce Philip Martin BDS MDPH is joining its Executive Committee.

Dentists: Scottish Government must apply full pay award

The British Dental Association (BDA) has called on the Scottish Government to confirm that the recently announced 3 per cent pay award for dentists will be applied to practitioners’ overall...

Minor change to dentistry’s IPC guidance

Sara Hurley, chief dental officer England, has recently provided a new NHS dentistry and oral health update, where there has been a minor change to IPC guidance.

Government announces extra funding for more places on medicine and dentistry courses for 2021

The government has announced that medical and dental schools across England will have their funding increased to allow for the expansion of courses in the coming academic year.

College Council takes office, with new appointments

The Council of the College of General Dentistry convened for the first time on July 23, 2021, welcoming new members to expand representation across the dental team.

Dentists: Expansion of sugar tax a litmus test for government on prevention

The British Dental Association has backed recommendations set in the second part of the ‘Food Strategy’ to expand the sugar tax to cover foods high in sugar and salt.

In tribute to Dame Margaret Seward, 1935-2021

The British Dental Association has paid tribute to its former president Dame Margaret Seward, following news of her recent death.

Long standing BADN member Dr Debbie Reed receives inaugural Janet Goodwin Award

The British Association of Dental Nurses is delighted that long standing member Dr Debbie Reed is the first recipient of the FGDP(UK)’s Janet Goodwin Award.

Delays in regulatory reform leave children exposed to e-cigarette promotion

Public health charity Action on Smoking and Health yesterday criticised the government for failing to address loopholes that allow children to be given e-cigarettes as freebies.