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Dec - 2009.

  • Chief dental officer named in New Year honours
  • The chief dental officer for England Barry Cockcroft has been awarded a CBE in the New Year honours He previously held the posts of acting chief dental officer and deputy chief dental officer having joined the Department of Health in November 2002 He was mad.. read more. Posted on : Thu 31st - Dec - 2009

  • Dentistry and the bonus culture
  • Around the country practice principals and practice managers face a dilemma Should they give their staff a bonus this year Ever since Scrooge looked into the future and changed his ways something extra at Christmas has become the norm For Bob Cratchit it .. read more. Posted on : Thu 24th - Dec - 2009

  • Predicting dentistry 2010 and beyond
  • The noughties are fast drawing to a close and we are approaching the second decade of the lsquo new millennium To mark this occasion Colgate Total has undertaken a spot of lsquo crystal ball gazing to predict the ways in which we care for our teeth are l.. read more. Posted on : Thu 24th - Dec - 2009

  • New findings may aid engineering of tooth enamel
  • Scientists have identified the way a simple amino acid makes human teeth strong and resilient Proline is repeated in the centre of proteins found in tooth enamel When the repeats are long such as in humans they contract groups of molecules that help enamel .. read more. Posted on : Wed 23rd - Dec - 2009

  • NICE happy to consider dental decontamination
  • The National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence NICE has confirmed that it would be happy to consider a review of the evidence base for decontamination in dental practice The confirmation came in a letter from NICE chief executive Andrew Dillon to.. read more. Posted on : Wed 23rd - Dec - 2009

  • Raisins for breakfast not bad for kids teeth
  • Children who add a handful of raisins onto their breakfast cereal will not increase their chances of developing tooth decay a study has found Bran cereals with raisins that do not have added sugar is no worse for children s teeth than regular bran flakes Scie.. read more. Posted on : Tue 22nd - Dec - 2009

  • Dental chain finds backer
  • The investment firm Intermediate Capital Group is in talks to take a stake in Oasis the dentist chain that runs a network of 170 practices The Times reports Duke Street the buy out firm has been looking for several months to attract a new investor into Oa.. read more. Posted on : Tue 22nd - Dec - 2009

  • After the bust is dentistry about to boom
  • There is a growing view that things are getting better But the end of a recession is the most dangerous time If it s true that recovery has started this will be the time when more businesses than ever go bankrupt It will also be the time when businesses in.. read more. Posted on : Mon 21st - Dec - 2009

  • NHS dental super centre to open
  • Burnley is to get a dental super centre with facilities for 10 000 NHS patients The venture has been hailed as a major step forward in solving the town s dental crisis NHS East Lancashire bosses have earmarked the landmark former Aenon Baptist Chapel in Red L.. read more. Posted on : Fri 18th - Dec - 2009

  • Expert slates Santa s sway over dental health
  • Santa should share Rudolf s snack of carrots and celery sticks rather than brandy and mince pies and swap his reindeer for a bike or walk says a public health expert The doctor says the current image of Santa promotes obesity poor oral health drink driving.. read more. Posted on : Thu 17th - Dec - 2009

  • Dentists should screen for diabetes says doctor
  • A doctor whose study reveals more than 90 of people with gum disease are at risk from diabetes is calling on dentists to screen for the condition The study conducted by a joint nursing dental team in the US discovered that an overwhelming majority of peop.. read more. Posted on : Thu 17th - Dec - 2009

  • Dentists scale down and polish
  • A miniature dental team is making a massive meal out of cleaning teeth in one London dental practice Dentist Ian Davis has created a world where cavities are the size of craters drills are of the workmen variety and teeth really are as large as tombstones He .. read more. Posted on : Thu 17th - Dec - 2009

  • Mouth Cancer Foundation gets Christmas gift
  • The Mouth Cancer Foundation is 1 000 riched thanks to a donation from dental implant company Straumann The money will help to fund vital public awareness of a disease that is relevant to the entire dental profession and patients alike Stephen Booth the com.. read more. Posted on : Wed 16th - Dec - 2009

  • Boy s dental video ranks second in YouTube s most watched
  • A home video of a boy groggy after a trip to the dentist is the second most watched YouTube video of 2009 The video ndash shot by the seven year old s father ndash notched up more than 37 million views lsquo David After Dentist features the son recove.. read more. Posted on : Wed 16th - Dec - 2009

  • Online eGDC account clicks with dental teams
  • Professionals have five top reasons to log on to eGDC www eGDC uk org says the General Dental Council on the first anniversary of the site s launch Professionals who create an eGDC account are able to 1 Save time ndash no more paper form filling and let.. read more. Posted on : Tue 15th - Dec - 2009

  • New mouthwash protects against tooth decay
  • A new mouthwash formula that may provide long term protection against tooth decay has been developed A team of experts has developed a novel drug delivery system to carry antimicrobial agents directly to teeth Their study was published in the November issue o.. read more. Posted on : Tue 15th - Dec - 2009

  • Classes go global for dentists who are snowed under
  • A new course for busy dentists who wish to learn advanced techniques while continuing to work in their practice in any country in the world has been launched The blended learning team at the King s College London Dental Institute has developed the flexible .. read more. Posted on : Tue 15th - Dec - 2009

  • The philosophy of periodontic care
  • The vast majority of dental professionals have historically approached their professional responsibilities with an impressive desire to do what is best for their patients Patients in essence partner with their dentist and hygienist with an implicit expectati.. read more. Posted on : Mon 14th - Dec - 2009

  • Dental team gets crafty for TV charity
  • A charity appeal by the children s television show Blue Peter has challenged a dental group from the north east to get creative The Send a Smile appeal supports the charity Operation Smile which sends volunteer medical professionals to India to provide fr.. read more. Posted on : Mon 14th - Dec - 2009

  • Dentists first in world to twin toilets
  • Dentists are blazing a trail by being the first in the UK to sign up their surgery loos to a global toilet twinning campaign linking them with latrines deep in the African bush The unusual charity fundraiser is making a splash with staff and patients alike at.. read more. Posted on : Mon 14th - Dec - 2009

  • Eco friendly toothbrush launched
  • The world s first ever eco friendly toothbrush has been launched It was unveiled in front of dentists at the Greater New York Dental Meeting and Convention earlier this month The Aqua Free Toothbrush made its debut in front of 57 000 healthcare professionals I.. read more. Posted on : Mon 14th - Dec - 2009

  • NHS dental staff least likely to take sick leave
  • New NHS figures show that dental staff are among those least likely to be absent from work due to ill health According to an NHS Information Centre report Sickness Absence Rates In The NHS April June 2009 the sickness rate for dental and medical staff over .. read more. Posted on : Fri 11th - Dec - 2009

  • First ever gum disease vaccine underway
  • A vaccine is being developed that will treat periodontitis ndash and could be available to dentists if human trials are a success Australian drug makers CSL say the vaccine in is the advanced stages of development and is sealing a deal with a global vaccine .. read more. Posted on : Fri 11th - Dec - 2009

  • BDTA welcomes new president
  • The inauguration of the BDTA s new president Edward Attenborough took place at the Association s Midwinter Meeting in London on Thursday 10 December His presidency officially commencing on 1 January 2010 Edward takes over from Simon Gambold managing dire.. read more. Posted on : Fri 11th - Dec - 2009

  • Older dental fillings unlikely to be toxic
  • Scientists are suggesting mercury amalgam dental fillings may be less toxic than previously thought That s the verdict of a new study appearing online in ACS Publication s journal Chemical Research in Toxicology The scientists analysed the surface of freshly p.. read more. Posted on : Thu 10th - Dec - 2009

  • Applications to dental school on the up
  • Applications for 2010 to a dental school have risen by 32 following a phenomenal 122 last year The figures for the Peninsula Dental School ndash the first new dental school in the UK for 40 years and established in 2006 ndash has outstripped national tre.. read more. Posted on : Thu 10th - Dec - 2009

  • Dentists add value to beat recession
  • If you think that hailing a cab for patients and paying for it to get them to their appointments on time is a bit excessive then you may be missing a trick In the midst of a recession dentists are having to crank up their efforts in enticing patients back in.. read more. Posted on : Tue 8th - Dec - 2009

  • Awards celebrate Dentistry superstars
  • The 2009 Dentistry Awards was a resounding success leaving winning dental practice teams lsquo on a high after claiming they d had lsquo a night we will never forget More than 500 guests attended last Friday s event at The Athena in Leicester travelling .. read more. Posted on : Tue 8th - Dec - 2009

  • Dentists outraged as DoH refuses to play NICE
  • The Department of Health will not be seeking NICE guidance on the HTM 01 05 decontamination guidelines for dental surgeries despite calls to do so from outraged dentists The National Institute for Clinical Excellence NICE develops national clinical guidelin.. read more. Posted on : Tue 8th - Dec - 2009

  • A dental web presence from us
  • Dentists are being offered a new service designed to wrap up the business of website design in one easy package Dentistry magazine and www dentistry co uk are offering to help practices who would like a web presence and at the very low price of 795 VAT p.. read more. Posted on : Mon 7th - Dec - 2009

  • Research prize for dental student
  • A Newcastle dental student has won the Junior Colgate Prize at the British Society for Dental Research BSDR conference in Glasgow Rhiannon Davies BDS 2009 won the prize for her paper entitled lsquo Do patients with aggressive periodontitis have subclinica.. read more. Posted on : Fri 4th - Dec - 2009

  • New face at General Dental Council
  • Alison White has been appointed as interim chief executive and registrar of the General Dental Council GDC Alison has a strong track record of strategic development leadership and business results in both the public and private sectors As a commercial char.. read more. Posted on : Fri 4th - Dec - 2009

  • Data protection top tips for dental practices
  • Since computers started to become widely available to small businesses information technology has been playing a greater role in the way that small businesses operate on a day to day basis This has been happening to such an extent that now most businesses .. read more. Posted on : Thu 3rd - Dec - 2009

  • Dental decay detector looks set to seal US deal
  • A dental technology firm looks set to sign a distribution agreement covering all of North America within weeks if it gains regulatory approval for the US this month Cariescan the Dundee based producer of hand held devices for the early detection of tooth de.. read more. Posted on : Wed 2nd - Dec - 2009

  • Phone sex line proves pest for dentist
  • A dental surgery has been inundated with phone calls ndash from a phone sex line Phones are ringing off the hook at the Florida dental practice ndash up to 500 a day ndash but it s not from potential patients it s a recording of a phone sex line Dentist.. read more. Posted on : Tue 1st - Dec - 2009

  • Dentist s victory in GDC election balances council
  • Dentist Alison Lockyer has been elected as the new chair of the council of the General Dental Council GDC And for the first time its make up evenly reflects the people that provide and receive dental care with 12 professional members and 12 lay members Hus.. read more. Posted on : Tue 1st - Dec - 2009

  • Track your festive drinking with your mobile
  • A new mobile phone application that helps people to keep track of their drinking during the festive period was launched today by Public Health Minister Gillian Merron To coincide with the start of the Christmas period the Department of Health has released the.. read more. Posted on : Tue 1st - Dec - 2009


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