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Putting service front and centre in every way

Having worked in various practices in the past, I had often found them to look cluttered and inconsistent in their interior design. I had a vision for my own practice to look clean, free of clutter...

Consultation on GDC’s three-year strategic plan opens amidst great uncertainty in dentistry

The General Dental Council (GDC) has today opened a consultation on its plans for the next three years. The regulator is seeking views on its proposed strategy which focuses on ways both to prevent...

15 years after the smoking ban government policy still lags behind public opinion

New data released July first, 2022, shows the level of public support for action on smoking continues to grow. The public support the Khan Review’s recommendations to make England smokefree: now it’s...

Don’t let poor sleep become a nightmare

The importance of a good night’s sleep cannot be understated. Sleep provides our body with time to regulate core biological functions. It also allows us to unwind and feel refreshed when we wake up,...

NHS dentistry on the brink as ministers cut vital support  

The British Dental Association (BDA) Scotland has warned ministers they risk undermining the future sustainability of NHS dentistry, as they move to scale down vital financial support for the service....

Struggling to ‘live with covid’: NHS England to set new targets for dentists

The British Dental Association (BDA) has slammed the moves by NHS England to try and return to business as usual, warning that the new 100 per cent activity target - set to be imposed from July first,...

20 years of supporting NHS Scotland

NHS Golden Jubilee celebrated 20 years of collaboration on innovation and person-centred care as a unique national asset for NHS Scotland on June 27, 2022.

European Academy of Paediatric Dentistry meeting

The European Academy of Paediatric Dentistry held its first face to face meeting since the pandemic in Lisbon between June 15 to 18, 2022. The conference was attended by several BSPD members.  It was...

Tiverton: Government paying the price for failing to fix crisis in NHS dentistry

The British Dental Association has responded to reports that access to NHS dentistry ranked alongside issues with local schools and Partygate in fuelling the Conservatives landslide defeat in the...

Clyde Munro Dental group is net zero sponsor of Scottish Dental Show

Scotland’s leading dental group is to take a central role sharing its sustainability milestones, targets and hopes for the wider sector at the upcoming Scottish Dental Show.  As part of its ambition...

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...

BSPD announces winners of the 2022 Max Horsnell Travel Award and National Student Elective Prize

The winners of the 2022 Max Horsnell Travel Award and National Student Elective prize are announced June 14, 2022, by the British Society of Paediatric Dentistry (BSPD). These annual awards recognise...