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BADT and BSDHT consulting public on proposed changes to the Human Medicines Regulations 2012

Dental hygienists and dental therapists are trained, indemnified and competent in the use of certain prescription only medicines. The mechanisms by which they use these medicines are varied and...

Leading dental professor warns of potential dental nurse redundancies

A leading dental professor has voiced concerns around a potential wave of possible dental nurse jobs being put at risk as the profession continues to be plagued by financial uncertainty.

Dentists slam lack of progress in ‘war on sugar’

The British Dental Association has urged ministers to turn the page on voluntary action with the food industry, as a new report from Public Health England indicates minimal progress to reduce sugar...

Prestbury Dental Practice purchased by expanding operator Pearl Smile Limited through Christie & Co

Specialist business property adviser Christie & Co has announced the sale of Prestbury Dental Practice in Cheshire to expanding operator, Pearl Smile Limited.

E-cigarette use decreases even as evidence shows they increase smokers’ chances of quitting

An international review published today finds e-cigarettes are 70 per cent more effective in helping smokers quit than nicotine replacement therapy. The findings come as public health charity Action...

MBE for Helen Rodd: Visionary dentist who put the voice of the child at the heart of research

Professor Helen Rodd, a consultant in paediatric dentistry at the University of Sheffield’s School of Clinical Dentistry, has been awarded an MBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours for her commitment to...

Financial pressures bite for dental practices as revenues fall and costs escalate due to Covid

The Begbies Traynor Red Flag Alert has found that 16 per cent of UK dental practices are feeling financial pressures as they face the latest round of restrictions from the government after only...

Return to practice with confidence

Dentist Daniel Caga explains how he was able to continue using dental loupes during the Covid-19 pandemic with the aid of the Nuview Loupe and Light Visor System.

Record number of clinicians join {my}dentist

A record number of clinicians have joined {my}dentist since the coronavirus pandemic as dentists seek to combine the security of an NHS contract, the stability of the largest provider of dentistry in...

FGDP(UK) and PHE publish revised guidance on radiation protection

The Faculty of General Dental Practice (FGDP[UK]) and Public Health England (PHE) have published revised guidance on radiation protection in dental practice.

Patient implant treatment demand surges following increased tooth extractions during pandemic

Dental practices in Scotland are seeing a surge in patient referrals for dental implant treatments. It follows four months where limited treatments available at NHS Dental Hubs during lockdown have...

What price beauty?

The relationship between dentistry and the mainstream media has long been far from ideal. It is perhaps the nature of the beast that important health information and positive stories struggle to see...

Growing trust

Michael Sultan discusses the ways dental practices can build patient confidence.

Take action this Stoptober

Julie Deverick considers the role of the dental professionals in helping patients quit.

Clinical evaluation

Trevor Burke and Russell Crisp present a clinical evaluation of SDI Zipbond by the PREP Panel.