Professor Justin Durham appointed new BDA chief scientific advisor

The British Dental Association (BDA) has appointed Professor Justin Durham to the role of chief scientific advisor.  

GDC investigates York dentist following claims made by whistleblower

A York dentist must work under supervision whilst the General Dental Council (GDC) investigate 'serious and wide-ranging concerns' about her and her practice, following claims made by a whistleblower.

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.

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)...

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.

New dental statistics confirm access to NHS dentistry still in crisis

In response to the figures published recently as part of NHS Dental Statistics for England, 2021-22, Biannual Report, the Association of Dental Groups (ADG) have shared a statement.

Statement from CDO following 'living with covid' announcement

Following the 'living with covid' plans recently announced by the government, Sara Hurley, chief dental officer for England, has issued a statement.

GDC correction of recent MDDUS statement

In relation to a recent press release from MDDUS, a spokesperson for the GDC has highlighted what they believe is a factual error.

Full re-start of the Overseas Registration Exam announced

The General Dental Council (GDC) has recently announced the full re-starting of Parts 1 and 2 of the Overseas Registration Exam (ORE), following its suspension in March 2020 due to Covid-19.

Dentist remains suspended over fraud allegations

Fariba Shameli, a dentist at Findon Dental Care in Worthing, was served with an 18-month suspension in July 2021 after an investigation by the NHS Counter Fraud Authority, which led to her being...