Regulation

Deadline approaching for dentists to sign up to pay ARF by instalments

The deadline for dentists who wish to pay their annual retention fee (ARF) by instalments is Sunday, October 31. 

Concern as NHS practices turn private

Two surgeries in South Gloucestershire recently turned private, leaving a patients group concerned over the lack of NHS dentists in the area.

NHS pensions: age discrimination redress

If your pension has been affected by age discrimination, NHS Pensions should reach out to you from February 2022 to remedy the situation.

Delays in NHS dentistry

NHS dentistry access delays are now so severe that some patients are resorting to removing their own teeth, as reported by the BBC.

Next steps on supporting the recovery of NHS dentistry

An update from Sara Hurley and Ali Sparke, including the key contractual requirements for NHS dentists.

Updated periodontal guidelines for under 18s

The importance of periodontal screening of young people is being reinforced jointly by the BSPD and the BSP as updated national guidelines for the management of patients aged under 18 in the primary...

Scottish government: Dental profession must be better supported in a future pandemic

Dental professionals must receive better support for their physical, emotional and financial wellbeing in a future pandemic situation.

Racism at GDC: BDA calls for proper safeguards to protect all registrants

The BDA has called on the GDC to ensure it offers meaningful protection to all registrants, following the suspension of a practice committee member for making racially motivated comments.  

BOS welcomes report which aims to improve access and standards of care for patients in hospital dentistry

The Consultant Orthodontist Group of the British Orthodontic Society are delighted to support the publication of the GIRFT report into hospital dentistry. 

Greater development support options introduced for professionals with conditions and undertakings

The General Dental Council has recently announced changes to the way dental professionals in England with conditions or undertakings will arrange their development support.

HMRC announcement re associates’ tax status

The employment status of dental associates has been discussed many times in recent years. Up until now, associates had always been covered by HMRC Guidance.