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Aug - 2009.

  • Holiday booze boom must now end says health minister
  • Drinkers are being called upon to cut their booze bingeing indulged over the summer holidays English drinkers downed an average eight alcoholic drinks every day during their summer holiday this year a new survey from the Know Your Limits campaign revealed tod.. read more. Posted on : Fri 28th - Aug - 2009

  • September is Colgate Oral Health Month
  • Colgate Oral Health Month is a UK wide initiative run by Colgate in partnership with the British Dental Association BDA The aim is to educate the public about the importance of oral health and to promote communication between dental professionals and patient.. read more. Posted on : Fri 28th - Aug - 2009

  • College launches new dental spin out product
  • OSspray a King s College London spin out company and leading innovator in biomaterials for air polishing applications has launched its first product in the UK USA and Germany Sylc a dental therapeutic product brings benefits to patients dentists and hygi.. read more. Posted on : Fri 28th - Aug - 2009

  • Calling all dental patients
  • More than four out of five dentists surveyed by the Chicago Dental Society revealed that patients send and receive text messages on their mobile phones while receiving dental care In addition to the dentists who said their patients regularly text in the denta.. read more. Posted on : Thu 27th - Aug - 2009

  • Survey reveals 67 of India s population shun the dentist
  • Nearly 67 of Indians have never visited a dentist and around 87 does not believe in visiting one unless there is a problem a survey there has revealed India s national Consumer Usage and Attitudes Survey CUAS reveals that dental problemsthere are reflecte.. read more. Posted on : Thu 27th - Aug - 2009

  • Shock figures prompt oral cancer awareness month
  • The national campaign to flag up the perils of mouth cancer is being extended to a month after recent figures showed record numbers diagnosed with the disease The British Dental Health Foundation is running its annual Mouth Cancer Awareness Month in response t.. read more. Posted on : Thu 27th - Aug - 2009

  • New revised edition of dental reference book
  • The Faculty of General Dental Practice UK has revised its reference book Clinical Examination and Record Keeping CERK Now in its second edition CERK provides a reference to the different aspects of record keeping and examination New content includes inf.. read more. Posted on : Wed 26th - Aug - 2009

  • Orthodontic treatment puts Carly in the pink
  • Patient Carly Pink is the overall winner of this year s British Orthodontic Society Against the Odds competition Fearing bullying in her teenage years Carly decided against orthodontic treatment but as an adult regretted her decision She says lsquo One day.. read more. Posted on : Mon 24th - Aug - 2009

  • Woman awarded 1 4million for botched dentistry
  • A jury in South Carolina has awarded damages in the amount of 1 4 million 2million to a woman who had 13 of her teeth mistakenly extracted by a dentist Back in 2006 Elizabeth Smith aged 28 attended the Sexton Dental Clinic for dental treatment involvi.. read more. Posted on : Mon 24th - Aug - 2009

  • Dental care professionals fees processed
  • The annual retention fees ARF of almost 53 000 dental care professionals DCP have now been processed Over 93 of those who were on the register at the time of renewal have paid this year s ARF Just over 4 000 DCPs have been removed from the register for .. read more. Posted on : Thu 20th - Aug - 2009

  • Tooth enamel holds clues to future aircraft design
  • A new study has shown that the sophisticated structure of tooth enamel holds clues for aerospace engineers as they build the aircraft and space vehicles of the future Professor Herzl Chai of Tel Aviv University s School of Mechanical Engineering and his collea.. read more. Posted on : Thu 20th - Aug - 2009

  • Child protection training for dental staff
  • A new policy on dental neglect in children calls for all dental staff to have regular training in child protection The policy explains that a detailed assessment must be carried out in the event of suspected neglect This should include dental and non dental f.. read more. Posted on : Wed 19th - Aug - 2009

  • Dental extractions on the rise in Stockport
  • Department of Health figures released to MP Andrew Stunell show a 60 increase in tooth extractions in Stockport since 2003 According to the Hazel Grove MP this is due to a shortage of NHS dentists in the town leading to fewer regular inspections and treatme.. read more. Posted on : Wed 19th - Aug - 2009

  • Dental access concern for disabled patients
  • Many Northamptonshire dentists cannot treat wheelchair users as their surgeries do not have the right equipment according to a charity for disabled people Ability Northants said it had received complaints from wheelchair users who struggle to get the same den.. read more. Posted on : Wed 19th - Aug - 2009

  • Dental technician cancels home raffle
  • A dental technician who tried an alternative tactic to sell his home and raise money for charity has had to offer a cash prize draw instead Stephen Sickelmore 49 and his wife Caroline were raffling their seaside home in the hope of raising the 490 000 it.. read more. Posted on : Tue 18th - Aug - 2009

  • Hands up for mobile dental unit
  • Three schools in deprived areas of Scotland will benefit from once a week visits from a mobile dental unit The dental unit will offer check ups to school pupils as well as fluoride varnishing Information will also be given to children on what food and drink .. read more. Posted on : Tue 18th - Aug - 2009

  • Empty dentists chairs in Croydon
  • The credit crunch is being blamed for almost half the population in Croydon not visiting the dentist in at least two years An estimated 125 000 adults and 25 000 children in the borough have not even had a check up in that time despite the fact that many dent.. read more. Posted on : Tue 18th - Aug - 2009

  • Dame digs pioneering dental development
  • A turf cutting ceremony was recently held on the site for the new Portsmouth Dental Academy This development will allow final year dental students from King s College London Dental Institute the opportunity to work with dental hygiene and therapy students in t.. read more. Posted on : Mon 17th - Aug - 2009

  • Dental care professionals maximise your mouse
  • Recording continuing professional development hours is getting easier thanks to a new section on the General Dental Council s website GDC registrants can use the online facility to track and record CPD hours over their five year cycle The site shows how many .. read more. Posted on : Mon 17th - Aug - 2009

  • Mum s invention battles kids bad dental hygiene
  • A mum of two has invented a two in one timer that she hopes will improve kids oral and hand hygiene Rachel Stephens of Colnbrook in Berkshire came up with the idea for the Wash Brush Timer after battles with her own children in trying to encourage them to.. read more. Posted on : Fri 14th - Aug - 2009

  • Twittering about Dental Showcase
  • BDTA Dental Showcase has joined the long list of celebrities who are sharing snippets of their lives courtesy of the social networking website Twitter The online microblogs have caught the imagination of thousands and Twitter has been described as lsquo one .. read more. Posted on : Thu 13th - Aug - 2009

  • Dental nurses unite at conference
  • The 2009 National Dental Nursing Conference sponsored by the British Dental Trade Association will be held at the Cheltenham Chase Hotel near Cheltenham on 23 and 24 October 2009 Outgoing President Angie McBain will hand over to Sue Bruckel at the opening.. read more. Posted on : Thu 13th - Aug - 2009

  • Chewing tobacco may cause mouth cancer rise
  • Tobacco chewing is causing an lsquo alarming rise in cases of mouth cancer in east London health chiefs warned today Chewing paan a mixture of tobacco and areca nut is leading to a high number of patients in the Bangladeshi community in the London borough.. read more. Posted on : Thu 13th - Aug - 2009

  • News feature Children are our future
  • Having gone through the traumas of the lsquo wet the toothbrush under the tap and put it back in the mug without brushing moments the lsquo I ll only do it if it s Barbie pink obsession and the lsquo sweets and biscuit treating grandma scenarios Sara a.. read more. Posted on : Wed 12th - Aug - 2009

  • Searching for a better way
  • Mike Walsh BDS is principal dentist at his well established practice MGW Dental Care in Bedford While he has a particular interest in cosmetic dentistry and endodontics it is his penchant for searching out safer and more effective methods of treatment that.. read more. Posted on : Wed 12th - Aug - 2009

  • Mouth cancer expert calls for booze abstinence
  • A mouth cancer expert is calling for an abstinence from alcohol to stem the rise in mouth cancer in the UK New figures suggest that booze is largely to blame for an lsquo alarming rise in the rate of oral cancers among men and women in their forties The figu.. read more. Posted on : Tue 11th - Aug - 2009

  • Prisoner resorted to DIY dentistry
  • A prisoner has pulled out his own tooth because he had to wait so long to see a dentist A report has revealed that inmates at HMP Kirklevington Grange near Yarm in the north east were waiting seven weeks or longer for treatment Inspectors said This had res.. read more. Posted on : Tue 11th - Aug - 2009

  • Win a FREE place to Private Dentistry Live
  • We are giving you the chance to win one of 30 free places at Private Dentistry Live Celebrating its 10th annual conference Private Dentistry Live brings you the core principles of private dentistry which includes everything from how to survive in this clima.. read more. Posted on : Tue 11th - Aug - 2009

  • Threat to fluoridation in the north
  • A legal attempt to overturn a decision to fluoridate Southampton s water supply could disrupt moves to explore a similar process in the north west of England The North West Strategic Health Authority SHA is due to discuss progress on a feasibility study for .. read more. Posted on : Tue 11th - Aug - 2009

  • Redheads may be avoiding the dentist
  • Redheads are twice as likely to avoid the dentist due to low pain tolerance according to a new study published by Journal of American Dental Association Researchers believe variants of the melanocortin 1 receptor MC1R gene play a role This produces melanin.. read more. Posted on : Mon 10th - Aug - 2009

  • Tribute to Sir Bobby Robson from mouth cancer victim
  • The mother of a young mouth cancer sufferer has paid her respects to football legend Sir Bobby Robson who raised over 1 6million to help fight cancer during his life Daniel Sewell was diagnosed with a rare form of mouth cancer when he was 13 months old af.. read more. Posted on : Fri 7th - Aug - 2009

  • Brave steps against mouth cancer
  • John Dabell a teacher from Nottingham who developed tongue cancer will complete the 10k Mouth Cancer Walk with a drip stand attached if necessary He was diagnosed on 31 March his daughter s second birthday after weeks of being in pain with ulcers and a l.. read more. Posted on : Fri 7th - Aug - 2009

  • Decisions decisions decisions
  • Sometimes it is really difficult working in a busy NHS practice as a Dental Therapist There are time constraints UDA pressures low quality materials products and instruments all to cope with It is all too easy for the busy referring practitioner to delega.. read more. Posted on : Thu 6th - Aug - 2009

  • New professor at dental institute
  • Shahram Tabibi has been awarded the title of Professor at the Institute for Postgraduate Dental Education at the University of Central Lancashire UCLan Professor Tabibi has worked at the University of Central Lancashire since 2003 initially as course leader.. read more. Posted on : Thu 6th - Aug - 2009

  • Newly appointed GDC members
  • The General Dental Council has announced the names of the new members appointed to the restructured council From 1 October 2009 the Council will consist of 24 members ndash 12 will be lay and 12 will be professional ndash replacing the current Council of .. read more. Posted on : Thu 6th - Aug - 2009

  • Dental commissioning report released
  • The Department of Health DoH today released the statistics for dental commissioning for the quarter ending June 2009 The data shows the number of Units of Dental Activity UDAs commissioned as at 30 June 2009 The DoH states these key findings this quarter .. read more. Posted on : Thu 6th - Aug - 2009

  • Deaf aware courses for dental care professionals
  • Dental Care Professionals DCPs in Wales have been offered courses to equip them with skills needed to communicate with patients with hearing difficulties The Dental Section of the Postgraduate School of Cardiff University commissioned Deafwise to deliver the.. read more. Posted on : Wed 5th - Aug - 2009

  • Tooth germ successfully bioengineered
  • A research team has successfully bioengineered a tooth germ that develops into a fully functioning bioengineered tooth with sufficient hardness for mastication and a functional responsiveness to mechanical stress in the maxillofacial region The research also .. read more. Posted on : Tue 4th - Aug - 2009

  • Dental nurses could ease swine flu pressure
  • Dental nurses could be drafted in to ease pressure on Tyneside hospital staff if the swine flu pandemic becomes worse and puts the hospital under strain Dr Meng Khaw director of public health for North Tyneside Primary Care Trust said lsquo Dental Nurses .. read more. Posted on : Tue 4th - Aug - 2009

  • Dentists average earnings revealed
  • Self employed dentists in England and Wales earned on average 89 062 before tax in 2007 2008 according to the NHS Information Centre The NHS Information Centre s chief executive Tim Straughan said lsquo The England and Wales report looks at earnings in th.. read more. Posted on : Tue 4th - Aug - 2009

  • It s back to dental school for review leader
  • Jimmy Steele is heading back to dental school having set himself the task of implementing the training to take NHS dentistry into the realms of a world leader In his independent review published in June Professor Steele set out a blueprint for a better more.. read more. Posted on : Mon 3rd - Aug - 2009

  • Suspension for disgraced dentist
  • A dentist has been given a four month suspension after a General Dental Council GDC hearing which discovered he intimately touched his dental nurse during appointments He also questioned a sedated patient about sexual experiences The GDC found his conduct .. read more. Posted on : Mon 3rd - Aug - 2009


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