Training and Education

Confrontation and complaints: early career dentist worries

A quarter (25 per cent) of young dentists in the UK say they worry most about receiving complaints from patients following treatment, and 17 per cent worry most about confrontation and disagreements...

Dental Therapist Foundation Training Scheme: education supervisors accepted onto pilot scheme

Community Dental Services (CDS) CIC dentists Catriona Brown, associate operations director in Lincolnshire and Akhila Kotta, senior dental officer in Norfolk and Waveney, have been accepted as...

The British Fluoridation Society appoints new committee members

The British Fluoridation Society (BFS) is pleased to welcome Sharon Walker and Sakina Needham to its executive committee.

Better career pathways are needed for young dentists

Amid concerns of widespread workforce shortages and pressures in dentistry, Denplan’s inaugural ‘Next Gen’ group of young dentists have today published a policy report setting out the key steps that...

Community Dental Services CIC dental therapists secure first ever DCP Fellowships in the Midlands and East regions

Jyoti Sumel is a dental therapist who currently splits her time between clinical practice with CDS and Health Education England (HEE) Clinical Fellowship Scheme. Together with Monica Matanda, she...

BFS launch new academic fellowship opportunities

The British Fluoridation Society (BFS) in partnership with the Borrow Foundation, has launched a new career development fellowship designed to attract new academic expertise to the field of water...

Discussions between University of East Anglia and local MPs for a new dentistry school

Two MPs, Jerome Mayhew and Duncan Baker, have recently met with staff from University of East Anglia (UEA) to discuss plans to create a new dentistry school. The plans hoped to address the shortage of...

College of General Dentistry launches Professional Framework for dental careers

The College of General Dentistry (CGDent) has launched its much-anticipated Professional Framework, which describes the expected level of a dental professional’s capabilities at each stage of their...

British Dental Industry Association supports BADN Menopause Policy

The British Dental Industry Association (BDIA) has announced its support for the British Association of Dental Nurses (BADN) Menopause Policy launched in March this year.

Early career dentists: training significantly impacted by Covid-19

Three in four early career dentists in the UK (75 per cent) say the Covid-19 pandemic has had a significant and negative impact on their dental training, according to a Dental Protection survey.