Regulation

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...

NHS dentistry: little urgency from government to solve access crisis

The British Dental Association has mourned the government's lack of urgency on reforming NHS dentistry, following a major debate in the House of Commons recently.

A year’s worth of dentistry lost, but no urgency from government

The British Dental Association (BDA) has lamented the lack of urgency from government in rebuilding and reforming NHS dentistry, as new data shows a full years’ worth of appointments has now been lost...

GDC supports government’s new proposals to amend legislation on international routes to registration

Following work with the General Dental Council (GDC), the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) has recently launched a consultation on its plans to amend the legislation governing routes to...

Government dragging heels as 1,000s of overseas dentists left unable to practise during access crisis

The British Dental Association (BDA) has called on ministers and the dental regulator to deliver rapid change to laws governing tests for overseas dentists, after covid restrictions have left...

Mandatory vaccination: dentistry set to face collateral damage despite U-turn

The British Dental Association (BDA) has welcomed the government's move to open a consultation on ending mandatory vaccination, but stressed that collateral damage among the workforce remains...

CGDent and BADN call for deferral of mandatory vaccination as survey suggests a quarter of dental nurses are not fully vaccinated

The College of General Dentistry (CGDent) and British Association of Dental Nurses (BADN) are warning of a potential catastrophe for dental patients if the planned implementation of mandatory Covid-19...

Prime Minister dismisses calls to delay compulsory covid vaccines for NHS staff

In recent news, The Royal College of GPs has said that the deadline for mandatory vaccination for healthcare workers should be delayed.

BDA: NHS dentistry hanging by a thread

In response to the latest figures from the BBC on the exodus of dentists from the NHS, the British Dental Association has underlined the need for urgent reform for a service that was in crisis long...

Dentists take issue with the dental contract

Sarfraz Khan, clinical director for TSJ Smile, a group of dental practices in Barnsley, has shared his struggle with NHS dentistry, revealing that he has failed to attract a single applicant for a...

Total number of registered UK dentists remains stable following renewal

The number of dentists on the UK Register, following the recent annual renewal period, has remained stable and in line with the trajectory of previous years.

NHS update – Exceptional circumstances, PPE and mandatory vaccinations

A new NHS dentistry and oral health update has been issued by Sara Hurley, chief dental officer England, and Ali Sparke, director for dentistry, community pharmacy, optometry and the NHS standard...