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How do I choose an intraoral scanner?

With the variety of intraoral scanners on the market, clinicians may wonder what the difference is between them. Like anything technical, a thorough look at the specs can give you plenty of info, but...

British Sign Language Bill

Rosie Cooper, MP for West Lancashire, is introducing the British Sign Language (BSL) Bill to parliament, and on January 28, it will be debated for the first time.

Scotland: Latest data highlights dental access crisis and widening inequalities

The British Dental Association (BDA) Scotland has called on the Scottish government to strongly support NHS dentistry to address the large reduction in patients visiting the dentist, as new data...

£50 million boost for urgent dental care

The NHS will provide patients with hundreds of thousands more dental appointments, thanks to a £50 million funding injection that will see dentists deliver care outside of core hours, such as early...

Can medical treatment be a work expense?

Michael Lansdell breaks down the various rules and exemptions when making a claim.

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.

81 per cent of employees in healthcare want to upskill this year, as government campaign launches to boost business growth in 2022

Businesses across the health and social care sector are being urged to ‘Join the skills revolution’ as tens of millions of employees around England express desire to skill up in their jobs this year.

Big hitters join UK’s leading dental AI provider

Manchester Imaging Limited (MIL), the company behind AssistDent, announces two new appointments, as Ben Atkins and Jana Denzel join their expanding team of dental technology specialists.

Local council support for smokers better than pre-pandemic – but chronic funding pressures remain

Findings from Action on Smoking and Health (ASH) and Cancer Research UK’s annual national survey of local government stop smoking support [1] show improvements compared to before the pandemic hit.

NASDAL goodwill survey – NHS practice values see big drop

The latest results from the NASDAL (National Association of Specialist Dental Accountants and Lawyers) Goodwill Survey were published recently.

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...

Dental technician quits to become a cleaner – and earns more money

Chersty Bitsindou used to work as a dental technician, a role which she found enjoyable. However, she realised that she wasn’t getting to spend as much time with her children as she would like.

Cate Blanchett wore her own fake teeth for Don’t Look Up

Cate Blanchett has admitted she wore her own fake teeth and wig in Netflix's Don't Look Up, because coronavirus restrictions prevented her from having a make-up artist.

Fossil reveals that humans have climate change to thank for the shape of our teeth

A 300 million-year-old fossil found in the US is shedding new light on how climate change shaped the way our teeth look today.

Dentists: higher examination fees will do little to address the backlog of unmet patient care

The British Dental Association (BDA) Scotland has said the higher fees for examination, announced recently, will do little to address the colossal backlog of unmet patient care that has accumulated...